learn how to make gum paste cherry blossom

The delicate beauty of gumpaste cherry blossoms create a beautiful centre piece or cake topper!

Cherry Blossoms have been a favorite of mine as long as I can remember. Their dreamy presence along with the soft beautiful pink colour are an attention grabber and make them the perfect cake topper for any special occasion, especially weddings.

I decided to research the cherry blossom flower and the gorgeous tree they grow on. I was surprise to learn the calyx of the cherry blossom is primarily deep pink with a small amount 1/8 to 1/4 of calyx accented with a moss green colour. They bloom for about 14 days, which only adds to the allure of the flower. It occurred to me a gum paste cherry blossom would last for a life time.

I, of course, wanted to share a step by step video and download tutorial on creating the gum paste cherry blossom.


learn how to make gum paste cherry blossom

The individual wire petals gives you the opportunity to create a realistic cherry blossom!

  • 1/4 angle shader,Scharff
  • #4 round brush, Scharff
  • Palatte
  • Foam plate
  • Brush Basin
  • Pasta machine
  • Primrose cutters,OP
  • Christmas rose cutter,TT
  • Christmas rose veiner,SKGI
  • Dresend tool. Fmm
  • Celstick
  • Celpad
  • Jasmine cutter, Fmm for calyx
  • Grove board,CC
  • Cosmetic sponge
  • 26 gauge wire
  • 24 gauge wire
  • 20 tauge wire
  • Brown floral tape
  • Primrose cuttter, OP
  • Small Stamens
  • Brushes for dusting
  • Large bunch of stamens


  • Food Paste
  • Baby Pink,Sf
  • Bright white,SF
  • Dark Brown
  • Plum Petal dust,SF
  • Baby Pink petal dust,SF
  • Fairy Pink, CC
  • Egg white
  • Cooled boiled water
  • Small spikes
  • Flower paste/gumpaste

If you choose to make your gumpaste/flower paste prepare the paste the day before you will be creating your cherry blossoms.

Typically, the cherry blossoms are created with a signal 5-petal cutter, which is charming as a filler flower for a cake or a sugar spray.

learn how to make gum paste cherry blossom

The cherry blossom above was created with a 5-petal cutter.. You could floral tape seven blossoms on an 18 gauge wire for the appearance of a cherry blossom tree branch or accenting a cake!

I however wanted to construct individual wired petal cherry blossom flower to be a focal point of my spray and cake!

For the HD Wired Individual Petals Cherry Blossom Flower download tutorial.

I hope you enjoy both techniques for the cherry blossom!

Normally at this point I would tell you I would love to see your cherry blossoms designs (I still would), but I wanted to take this opportunity to inform all of you that:

After months of hard work from my entire family we have opened our new shop: 5th Avenue Cake designs. We now will not only be able to offer you custom designed cakes and cookies, but we have an educational centre where we will be offering classes of all levels and aspects of sugar art, royal icing techniques, cake and cookie decorating. I hope you enjoy the website and our new shop! I would love feedback.


learn how to make gum paste cherry blossom


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