more sugar flowers~

As I said yesterday, I'm into a new project.  Making sugar flowers out of gum paste.  I'm like a little kid at Christmas ~ all I want to do now is play ... phooey on chores and household duties. lol

Today's flowers are a few carnations to use as fillers in a bouquet and some little pea leaves.

I was much happier today with my results.  I'm starting to get a feel for the gum paste and just how far I can stretch it, bend it, fold it or manipulate it before it breaks on me.  Happy happy... joy joy.  I also am getting a knack on just how much "glue" water to use and I only dissolved a couple carnations before ending up with the three little bloomers I completed.

I even took a shot at trying my hand at making some irises:

 They were fun!
very delicate
easy to

How they do it on those tv shows and videos I've been watching is beyond me!!!  
Those gals on there make it look so easy.

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. OMG Mel, Carnations, Pea vine, and what beautiful Iris'. I love, Love, LOVE the purple one the best. You are doing a great job. I think you found your niche! I'm coming over in the morning if you are going at it again. I want to play too. Please give me a call.

  2. Very pretty Mel but I am sure that I wouldn't have the patience. Maybe at a cooking class, well hey, you could host a cooking class and well..who knows.

  3. Mel, you're the best!!! I can't believe how fast you're advancing, from buds to full blown irises, etc. They look fantastic. I love it! You'll have to wait to see what we're working on now. Hee hee!

  4. I think they are all beautiful. Love those irises. Looks like you are getting the hang of it really fast. Helen

  5. Well, aren't you just a little flower-girl,
    honey-child? I love them all, but
    am partial to the carnation for some
    unknown reason....maybe a flash back
    to prom years ago - lol.
    Can't wait to see what the next flowers
    are going to be. I have NO doubt that
    Sara and Don will love their cake!

    Too funny, my word verification to post this
    is "crockr" - rofl!.... As in Betty??

  6. Absolutely beautiful, Mel! Is every one in your family as talented as you and Dar? The carnations are lovely, like the little pea leaves and the iris are to die for! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow...I am so impressed!!!! They turned out beautiful. Now go bake a cake and decorate it...;-)

  8. oh by the way, Thom called you the "female MacGyver of plants" You use of gum paste is bold!

  9. OH My Mel---they are gorgeous... Cannot believe you are so gifted. I could NEVER do that... Let me know if you make a tulip for me....

    Dar keeps me up with you... All of you all have such fabulous lives --and stay so busy...

    It's great to hear from you.