Gumpaste Hibiscus Flower Tutorial

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This week the weather has been pretty cold and miserable where I live in the UK, so I really wanted to create a tutorial to remind me of warmer climates. So for this weeks video tutorial I have created a step by step guide for how to make a hibiscus flower. I think these flowers are so beautiful and have a real tropical feel. These flowers can then be added to birthday or wedding cakes and the colours can all be changed to match your theme.

Gumpaste hibiscus flower tutorial

For this hibiscus I used the squires floral paste in white, which I coloured with the Wilton rose gel colour to give this really pretty light pink colour. For the slightly darker flower in the background I added slightly more of the rose pink gel colour to give it a more vibrant finish. I then finished it off with different shades of the sugarflair petal dust to give it a more natural look.

Hibiscus flower cake 

The finished flowers are around 10cm in diameter so they can really make an impact on your cakes. The veiner that I used was from Dusky Rose Veiners, and comes with a little sponge to push the petal pattern into the gumpaste. Some veiners also come with a cutter for you to cutout the gumpaste, but if not you can just use a small cutting tool to cut around the shape. I have also put a link below to another similar veiner below, along with all the rest of the materials that I used.

I really hope you enjoy this video tutorial and find it helpful if you are looking to add hibiscus flowers onto your own cakes.

Tools I used

Below is a list of the tools I used to make the penguins that you might find useful:
Hibiscus Veiner: http://amzn.to/2D3tDw5
Squires Floral Paste: http://amzn.to/2BUXTpy
Wilton Rose Gel Paste: http://amzn.to/2mxm6w5
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Rose): http://amzn.to/2D72sQI
Floral Tape: http://amzn.to/2D3KrD0
Wire: http://amzn.to/2ATfJHK
Stemen:(small) http://amzn.to/2FxhTjx (Medium) http://amzn.to/2D2xF7V
Modelling tools: http://amzn.to/2iU4CuQ
Edible glue: http://amzn.to/2iYkZXm
Foam Mat: http://amzn.to/2AStdDz

Also don’t for get to check out the tutorial which shows you how to make the small Plumeria flowers which are sitting on the cake stand by visiting my Tutorials page!

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Gumpaste Hibiscus Flower Tutorial

Thank you for reading!

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4 Responses

  1. Your tutorial was very good in that you were easy to understand. You went slow enough I could kinda keep up with your instructions. I plan on putting them on my granddaughter’s wedding cake. The hibiscus is her favorite flower. Thank you! Necia

  2. Nice tutorial. I checked on your link for the hibiscus veiner. I can’t get it in the USA though, so wonder if you might have any idea which one would be comparable to use? There are a wide variety, yes, but no idea of the quality of them, so many are a disappointment, I’ve found. Thanks, Lynsey. Blessings

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