sugar peony

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The top picture is from some cupcakes I made a few weeks ago. I planned to make a rose for each cupcake, but I just got exhausted from all the work. The bottom picture is a rough draft of a fucshia peony I’m making for one of my best friends.

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sugar peony, part 1

This is my first attempt at making a gum paste peony. Not too bad, eh? I finally got dying gum paste down, as you can see in this pretty peachy pink shade.  Constructing peonies is definitely much more time consuming than roses or any other flowers, in my opinion. The process took about two nights since there is a lot of drying time required to get the shape of each petal down.