Wilton Course 4: Advanced Gum Paste Flowers

Wilton Course 4: Advanced Gum Paste Flowers
Wilton Course 4 Student Kit

Wilton Course 4 Student Kit

I am so happy I have finally completed the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Courses. This course 4 is the final level in learning how to create fantastic lifelike leaves and flowers that are ideal for wedding cakes. The end project is a bouquet of edible flowers that will totally bring cake decorations to life!

The training was conducted in four days at 3 hours per meeting. I took the class at Tavola in Madinat Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman. The payment was about 78.900 Omani Rials that include the student kit. The kit has all of the tools needed like: rose petal cutter; two sweet pea cutters; two daisy cutters; two lily cutters; small calyx cutter; ivy leaf cutter; two blossom ejectors; impression mat; two foam squares; florist tape; florist wifel; and stamens.

Training Schedule

Training Schedule

But we bought the ready-to-use Gum Paste from tavola. The brand is Satin Ice that is pliable and has an amazing structure to create beautiful flowers that can be shaped into bouquest, dusted with luster dust, or sprayed with airbrush colors. It can help you make an exquisite petals and leave that are like natural.

Lesson 1

On the first day, our teacher Widad gave us some refreshing knowledge about gum paste fundamentals including the storing, tinting, and working. She told us to mold the gumpaste in a dust proof area because it can easily attracts any kind of fiber. She also showed how to use the florist wire and tape to create flowers and leaf stems.

We started with making the gum paste blossom using the ejector cutter and impression mold to cut and form the tiny pink flower.

Tiny Blossom Flowers

Tiny Blossom Flowers

Then we had the Gerbera Daisy with its molded center and layers of petals. We bought 4 inches flower cups since they were not included in the kit.

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy

Lastly, we prepared the center of a sweet pea flower attached to a florist wire.

the sweat pea center

the sweet pea center

Lesson 2

In lesson two, we started making classic leaves like the ivy leaves and lily leaves. These leaves add excitement to the lesson. We used the impression mat to imprint the vein details.

The ivy and lily leaves

The ivy and lily leaves

With the briar rose, we cut five pieces of petals and made the center with stamen. The petals were assembled using an edible glue and placed on a flower cup.

The Briar Rose

The Briar Rose

The making of the Briar Rose

The making of the Briar Rose

Then we made the petals of Stargazer Lily – one of the most impressive gum paste flower.

Briar Rose and Lily Petals

Briar Rose and Lily Petals

Lesson 3

Our class begun with the Stephanotis, which a tiny star-shaped flower that give accent to bouquets and cake borders. This helped me to refine my skills for marking fine and subtle details as I have pointed the bud and raised the petal using a floral molding stick.

The stephanotis flower

The stephanotis flower

We also completed the sweet pea flower using the pre-made center from Lesson 1. Then we added some color and finishing touches to the flowers using the Color Dust.

Sweet pea flowers and Stephanotis flowers and buds

Sweet pea flowers and Stephanotis flowers and buds

Lesson 4

In the final lesson, we aimed to make and arrange the flowers into a bouquet. We put some finishing touches with the Color Dusts to the stephanotis and sweet pea flowers. We also added the calyx.

my final project

my final project

We painted the stargazer lily petals with the color dusts and use edible pen to put the dots. Slowly we assembled the leaves and stamen to create an amazing real-like flower.

Then we wrapped each florist wires with a florist tape to help us arrange and assemble the flowers into a bouquet.

For me taking the Wilton courses is worth every money I spend because I am able to expand and build my wonderful decorating skills. It gives me confidence to create cakes like the experts. My friends and family are so amazed at the cakes that I have decorated using this beautiful and elegant life-like flowers.

My certificate

My certificate

The learning I discover in this course has not only added value on my knowledge but I also had a great time with other students and newfound friends. Our instructor Widad is so kind and patient to teach us every step of the way.

Thank you for reading this post. Hope you get to be motivated to enrol in Wilton Courses later on.

Lots of LOVE,

Riah – the lady behind HAPPY BAKER DELIGHTS 🙂 

You may also like:

Wilton Course 1: Decorating Basics 
Wilton Course 2: Flowers and Cake Design
Wilton Course 3: Gum Paste and Fondant

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