How to Make Icing Flowers (Carnations)

by Ellen Vines

How to make edible carnations, perfect for cupcakes and occasion cakes :)


  • 1 Carnation cutter
  • 1 Paint Brush
  • 1 Cocktail stick
  • Sugar paste
  • 1 Rolling pin
  • Edible glue
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Step 2

    Snap off the end of the cocktail stick to make it blunt

    Step 3

    Roll out the sugar paste and cut out 3 shapes

    Step 4

    Using the cocktail stick push on the petals and rock to make little indents

    Step 5

    Step 6

    Glue half the flower then fold in half and squeeze the bottom. Then glue a quarter of one side, fold into the centre and squeeze. Turn over and glue and fold a quarter on the other side

    Step 7

    Using the cocktail stick roll up the corners of the other two shapes

    Step 8

    Using the paintbrush, put a hole in the middle of one and glue around the hole

    Step 9

    Push the bottom of the first folded flower and squeeze together

    Step 10

    Poke a hole in the last flower and glue it around the edge.

    Step 11

    Put the bottom of the flower through the final hole and squeeze

    Step 12

    Repeat to make required amount and leave to harden (it doesn't take long)

    Step 13

    Cover with edible glitter if wished to change colour or add sparkle:)

    Step 14

    And they're done:D

    Step 15

    Here's some cupcakes I made today:)

    Step 16


    Step 17

    Here's some other colours:) I used white sugar paste and coloured them using glitter. (made leaves out of green sugar paste and they're hooked into green wire)