I'm not a huge fan of super-realistic sugar flowers. (I'm alone in that, I know. I can handle it!)
I fully appreciate the incredible skill that goes into making them; I just don't want to do it myself.
I don't have the patience for perfectly proportioned pistils or carefully correct calyces...
But a little bit of realism is a pretty thing, especially if it's simple, easy and quick!
How to use a 3D flower veiner:
Roll out CMC/ tylose paste
Cut with a 5 petal- blossom cutter.
Dust the petal veiner with a little corn flour.
Position the petals upon the veiner (you can use either side).
Press the two parts together - too much pressure will break the petals, too little will leave little imprint.
Carefully lift the flower away from the veiner.
Dry in a flower former.
Complete with a little dusting and a few sprinkles in the centres ...
...so realistic ;o)
And here for this creamy, dreamy chocolate icing.
Happy baking and flower making!