They might not look like much, but I'm sort of proud of these shamrocks because they're my first original gum paste design. And as such, they're super easy! Gum paste isn't exactly edible (even though it's Kosher; go figure), but I'd rather see these on a cake or cupcakes than shamrocks made out of plastic with pointy spikes planted in the frosting. You'll need some green gum paste, a 9" fondant roller with pink rings, a dusting pouch (filled with a 50/50 mix of powdered sugar and cornstarch), Crisco (to revive your gum paste if it dries out), medium flower forming cups (one for each shamrock), gum glue adhesive (a pinch of gum paste dissolved in a tablespoon of water), a small brush, a gum paste storage board for a work surface, thick pink shaping foam, thin pink shaping foam, purple shaping foam, the knife, ball and veining tools from Wilton's 10-piece Fondant & Gum Paste Tool Set, a dogwood cutter (available in Wilton's Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set), and a petal veining impression mat. You may also want to use Color Dust, in which case you'll need a separate brush for each color (I used Lime Green and Spruce Green).
Start by dusting the underside of the storage board.
Hit the shamrocks with Color Dust, if you like. Best to wait until they're completely dry to do this.