Instructions for making a basic rose shape:
Using flower paste, mould a basic cone that when laid across one of the petal shapes, fits approximately 3⁄4 of the length and width.
Make a hook at one end of a sculpting wire and insert it into the thicker part of the cone and allow it to dry (ideally for 12 hours).
Cut out three 5 Petal shapes using one size of cutter then shape, soften or frill the edges of the petals.
For the first layer of petals, thread the wire through the centre of the paste and wrap the first petal tightly around the top of the cone. Attach the remaining petals in the following sequence, No’s 3, 5, 2 and 4.
Add the second and third layers overlapping the petals if required.
Complete the rose by threading a calyx onto the wire and fixing the calyx to the rose with edible glue.
Note: Tools used with food products should be kept separate from those used with non-food materials e.g. craft clay.
Wash before first use, rinse and dry thoroughly.