Making sugar flowers is fun. In my world, the point is not to try to make an exact replica of a particular flower, but to interpret a version. Also pictured are some Sweet Peas, various made up buds, small flowers, and leaves. Just have fun with it. The more you make the more you will want to make. If you like more saturated color, you can mix some petal dust into a 1/4 teaspoon of clear vanilla. The scent lingers and it is so delicious it will make you smile! You can also use Vodka - but it doesn't smell nearly as nice as vanilla. I suppose you could sample the Vodka and smile but to me, nothing beats the scent of the vanilla on freshly made sugar flowers!
I make my own sugar paste but you can purchase ready made paste at your local cake supply store. They will also have the other items on the supply list.
Supplies you can get at your local cake supply store:
teardrop cutters in various sizes, 1", up to 3"
gum paste, or sugar paste
Tylose Powder (to make glue)
3-4 paint brushes (for sugar glue and petal dust)
needle nose pliers
corn starch to apply to rolling surface
plastic wrap (to keep petals from drying out as you work)
crisco (to apply to your hands and rolling pin to keep paste from sticking)
Sugar Glue Recipe:
1 cup water boiling water
1/2 teaspoon Tylose Powder
Stir Tylose Powder into boiling water, pour into airtight sealed container, refrigerate overnight.