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A non-botanically correct tulip

How cute are these tulips?

Unfortunately, they are in the category of artistic representation, meaning not botanically correct. Botanically correct flowers are required in teaching and for competitions. If you want to create your identity for commercial purpose, to stand out among the crowd, one of the ways is to have your own artistic representation of certain flowers.

The essentials of gumpaste flowers.

1) Petal Cutters

2) Silicone Veiners

3) Petal Formers


The cutters and veiners are easily available online.


For tulip formers, there are none available, so I use a chocolate mould with strawberry and apple shapes. Only the strawberry shape cavities are applicable. As each tulip requires 6 petals, the more moulds we have, the faster the job gets done. Therefore, 10 moulds would produce 30 tulips at a time. This mould is for the smaller cutter. I have yet to find a mould for the bigger size, but I've seen plastic spoons being used.


The lack of resources are to be seen as a blessing as they are opportunities for creative problem solving.


Sticking to my aim of reading and writing more, I am currently halfway through this book and would like to share an excerpt from it.

Ferriss, Timothy (2017) Tribe of Mentors UK Penguin Random House

Jerzy Gregorek, thehappybody.com

I feel it applies to everyone as we now have to be life long learners. Hope it inspires.


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