How to make sugar roses

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  • These simple and impressive roses are easy to make when you know how. With our easy step-by-step recipe, you’ll have these pretty treats perfected in no time.

    From wedding cakes to birthday cupcakes, these delicate, edible roses are the ideal topper to turn a standard cake into a work of art.

    Try different colours of sugarpaste like pastel blue or yellow for different seasons. Bright red roses would be a luxurious topper for Valentine’s Day or pastel yellow blooms for Mother’s Day.

    This technique has been tripled tested in the Woman’s Weekly kitchen and is the simplest, most effective way to make these beautiful, delicate cake toppers.


    • 1 x 200g packet white flower paste, e.g. Squires Kitchen Florist Paste
    • Pale pink, pale yellow and soft peach flower paste, e.g. Squires Kitchen Florist Paste (Pastel)