Make Leaves from Icing

Want to insert wires into your flower paste leaves quickly and easily, therefore saving time and money.   You’ll need  little else but a  grooved CelBoard. Margaret Ford from CelCrafts introduced a unique method for doing this a number of years ago. It has become so popular that  it went viral and many cake decorator’s, teachers and professionals have all caught on.

All you need to do is roll out some flower paste (petal / gum paste) over the groove. Cut out your leaf, turn over and you will see the perfect ridge of paste just waiting for the wire to be inserted. Hold the paste leaf between your fingers and gently feed the wire into the thicker part of the paste. Finish by adding some colour and you’re ready to go. It’s as simple as that.

Make Leaves Board

If you want to see more why not watch our video tutorial on How to use the CelBoards.