Gumpaste Cosmos Flower Tutorial

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If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know one of my favourite things to make are gumpaste flowers, so I thought it was about time I added a new flower tutorial to the channel. The temperature has also taken a bit of a plummet in England so making these flowers really made me look to the warmer Spring weather when all the flowers start to appear.

So for this weeks video tutorial I am going to show you how to make these Cosmos flowers which measure around 7cm wide. Cosmos flowers come in so many different colours from pastel shades, bright bold colours, either with a block of colour or adding an ombre effect of shades down the petals, so these are perfect to match to a particular themed birthday or wedding cake. I absolutely loved creating this little spray of delicate flowers…

Cosmos Flower tutorial

Each flower is made up of 8 petals and I used the both a cosmos petal cutter and the Squires petal veiner which just made them look so realistic with the texture of the petal. These were then placed around a flower center which had an outer ring of small stemen added which had been covered in coloured sugar to look like pollen. By adding the sugar it really brought the flowers to life, it added a different texture from just the smooth gumpaste and made each of the flowers look different and unique as they do when they grow for real.

I really loved how the cosmos flowers turned out and I think these would made a great addition to a birthday or wedding cake, either on their own or teamed with flower buds and other flowers of your choice.

Cosmos Flower tutorial

Below is the full video tutorial showing exactly how I made the flowers. I really hope you will enjoy it and find it useful if you are looking to make your own Cosmos flowers.

If you’re also looking to find out how to make the flower buds you will find a tutorial for this on my Tutorials page!

Tools I used

I have also put a link below to a list of tools that I used throughout this video:

Cosmos Petal Cutter:
Cosmos Petal Veiner:
Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste):
Ball Tool:
PME Foam Pads:
Modelling tools:
Edible glue:
PMS Veining Board:
Floral Tape:

Plus why not save this tutorial for later and pin it to Pinterest

Cosmos flower tutorial

Thank you for reading!

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7 Responses

  1. What is the food coloring you used for the petals? You forgot to include it in the list. Thanks for the tutorial. I enjoyed it

    1. Hi Suné, I am so glad the tutorial helped give you the confidence to make them. I think gumpaste flowers are my favourite thing to make. x

  2. Thank you so much for the Cosmos tutorial, you explain how to make them so well and with the video I am sure I will be able to make these flowers. x

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