watch this video and learn how to create a sugar rose with alan dun's technique

The majestic black rose

This the third series Learn How to Create a Gumpaste Life-Like Rose. In the first two series we completed a rose bud and a partially open rose (the transition phase).On the last video we had taken the rose buds to transitioning  from a closed bud to  showing their petals.The next stage I will show how to begin to curl  your rose petals backward towards the stems as they open and my method of dusting the rose to achieve the intense color.

Once the petals have been added and coloured you will see your rose go from mysterious to majestic. Your rose is open and at this point you can choose to add the calyx and leaves for a spray or you can add more petals. I prefer to wire the last nine to eleven petals; which I will show how in the next series.

The Sugar Rose Video: Series 3 The open Rose:


watch this video and learn how to create a sugar rose with alan dun's technique

You will see your rose come to life in this stage!

  • 20,28, and 26 gauge  white wire, cut into thirds
  • 26 gauge green wire, cut into thirds
  • Rose petal cutters, Op # 1 to 3
  • Rose leaf cutter, OP
  • Calyx Cutter, OP & Jem
  • Rose petal veiner, SKGI
  • Spring fine scissors
  • Half width nile green floral tape
  • Tweezers
  • Dusting brushes
  • Smooth ceramic too, HP
  • Celstick
  • Tap mat, ISAC
  • Stay fresh mat
  • Floral foam
  • Foam pad, ISAC
  • Dresden tool, OP or FMM
  • Grove board
  • Edible varnish
  • Metal ball tool
  • Fine nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Sugar paste rolling pin
  • Pasta machine
  • Plastic storage bag to keep sugar paste when not in use
  • Crisco
  • Cornstarch
  • Air Dust Blower Puffer Cleaner, for cameras


  • Gumpaste
  • Petal dusts
  • Poppy red,Ck
  • Ruby red, SF
  • Cherry Red, CC
  • Coal black,Ck
  • Aubergine,Ck
  • Egg white or edible sugar glue

You can find the supplies here.

You will need either hanging rack, cabinet with a handle, or a hanger to hang your rose upside down while it sets. You will also need little squares of foam or paper towel pieces crumbled into small disks.

For the HD video Open Rose..20.14 minutes


For the entire flower paste (gumpaste) Rose video bundle

5 Videos

Video 1 –  Gumpaste Roses-Creating the Rosebud Video..16.31 minutes
Video 2 – Gumpaste Roses-Rose in Transition Video..11.47 minutes
Video 3 – Gumpaste Roses-Open Rose Phase Video..20.15 minutes
Video 4 – Gumpaste Roses-Fully Opened Rose Phase Video..18.42 minutes
Video 5 – Gumpaste Roses-Calyx and RoseHip Video..10.35 minutes

As always if you have any question please leave me a message and I  will try to help you.

The next series will be learning how to add wire petals.

Have fun and be creative!


watch this video and learn how to create a sugar rose with alan dun's technique


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