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Beautiful gumpaste pansies dedicated to my grandma

I dedicate this flower paste tutorial to grandmother, who past away Thursday.

My grandma  was small in stature, but giant in heart! Through her love of life and patience I learned so many valuable life lessons.

Her 101 years years were filled with rich and wonderful experience, and I thank her for sharing them with me!

Words cannot express the joy Grandma brought to everyone she came in contact with;  in her honor I share this gumpaste pansy tutorial.

My technique for pansies is individual wired petals, although you can build a pansy in a Celformer, I find wiring each petal creates a realistic look.

So lets have some fun creating beautiful flower paste pansies!

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Left to Right: Myself holding Sydney, Grandma Molly, and Grandpa Joe,

Lemon Zest Pansy Cupcake:


  • Rose petal cutter, OP
  • Briar rose petal cutter,OP (optional)
  • Ceramic silk stick, HP
  • Dresden tool, FMM
  • Grove board, CC
  • 28 gauge white wire
  • 26 gauge nile green wire
  • Fine needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Dusting brushes
  • #2 fine paint brush
  • All-purpose leaf Cutter, ISAC or Oak leaf cutter, OP
  • Pansy leaf veiner, SKGI
  • Poppy veiner, JR
  • Six petal cutter #5, OP
  • Ball tools
  • Foam pad
  • Floral pad
  • Steamer, optional
  • Pasta machine, optional
  • Nile green floral tape, HH
  • Fondant smoothers
  • Small sugar paste rolling pin
  • Plastic mat or DYI plastic cut bag lightly coated with crisco
  • Fine Scissor
  • Make-up pads
  • Cocktail straw


  • 1-recipe lemon blossom cakes, below
  • Fondant covered cupcakes or mini cakes
  • Flower paste
  • Food paste
  • Electric yellow
  • Leaf green
  • Petal Dust
  • Daffodil
  • Plum
  • Violet
  • Ice blue
  • lime or vine green
  • Foliage green
  • Edible varnish
  • Egg white
  • Everclear
  • Crisco
  • Cornstarch

Supplies need can found at 5th Avenue Cake Designs

learn how to make gum paste pansies

5th Avenue Cake Designs Lemon Blossom Cake recipe

Please visit 5ht Avenue Cake Designs for the video tutorial!

learn how to make gum paste pansies


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