still making flowers (Today's Flowers)~

Yes, I'm still playing with the gum paste ... making flowers.  My sister Darla came over this morning to get in on the action.  She made three little white leaves before she took her leave... but I guarantee ~ she'll be making more.

I kept puttering away with it and came up with a trillium and two daffodils ~ Chromacolor Variety ... inspired by Betsy's beautiful flowers. Thank you Betsy for the inspiration. (check out her site! She has a green thumb when it comes to flowers!!)

Then this afternoon... after doing some domestic duties ~ like laundry and lunch I made up some more filler flowers ... little sweet pea blossoms:

What will tomorrow's flowers be??? I guess I'll figure that out tomorrow.

I hope I'm not boring you with my flowers ... but I thought it would be a good place to document my progress in learning this new art here on my blog.

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


  1. Well, look at you go girly!...pretty impressive. You are mastering gum paste in a hurry! Can't wait to see what tomorrow I have to make a Walmart run 45 min. from here. WHEN are WE gonna get a Walmart.

  2. Very pretty. Just keep on showing us your craft.

  3. Beauty is never boring. Those are too intricate for me. Somethings I have patience for, but very smell intricate stuff tries me.

    We always love coming by Up North with Mel. We always get a treat.
    Love from North CArolina.
    Y'all take care. Hope youare still having spring. Ours left for a day or two.(but I think it is coming back)

  4. Wow, those are very pretty! I'm not sure I'd have the patience to do such things, but you don't know till you try. I guess it is good that we all have different talents, different avenues for creativity, isn't it?

  5. Mel, they're all just beautiful. Now you can show off your green thumb year round. I love it! I hope to be sharing our newest 'project' with you soon.

  6. Wow , you are such a quick study. :) Can't wait to see the cake with all these lovlies. :)

  7. I am always impressed with this kind of art work in cake decorating. You have such a talent for creating these beautiful little flowers. Thanks you so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers. Have a great weekend.

  8. ~bows to Melody~ You are truly a wonderful artist. I love your flowers. You really do have a natural born gift for art!
    You did a fabulous job on the irises. I love that you began your sculpting the same way I did, by making buds. I must've made a hundred of them. lol But mine weren't edible. ;)
    I can hardly wait to see a table center-piece or cake decorated in your creations. I know it'll be a feast for the eyes and heart.
    ~standing ovation~

    My sister, Peggy has been working with fondant and she loves it. It's mostly marshmallows and powdered sugar. Her grandkids had fun with it too. I'll be posting on it soon.

    Wishing you a fabulously fun sculpting weekend!

  9. Quick update...

    I posted about Peggy & the fondant.
    You're welcome to surf on by and take a gander at it.
    I also posted a link to the recipe & instructional website for it.

    Peggy said the fondant reminded her a lot like working with polymer clay. I think that's cool! :)

    Wishing you a fun-filled weekend!


    have a nice weekend¨

  11. You girls are incredible, Mel! Is there anything you can't do?

  12. These ARE amazing!!!
    I wish I had the patience.....

  13. If you use fondant, you would have the prettiest cakes in all of Wisconsin!