One of the main reasons I acquired Wilton's Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set was the dogwood cutter; I've always loved these flowers. Once I figured out how to make them out of royal icing, I thought I'd better learn to make them out of gum paste as well. Here are the supplies:
You'll need white gum paste, a very small amount of light green gum paste, a container of gum glue adhesive (a pinch of gum paste dissolved in a tablespoon of water), Crisco (to revive gum paste if it's dried out), a mise en place bowl, a tapered spatula, Color Dust in Brown, Red, and Spruce Green, white Pearl Dust, small brushes, a dusting pouch filled with a 50/50 mix of powdered sugar and cornstarch, the veining and ball tools from Wilton's 10-Piece Fondant and Gum Paste Set, a 9" fondant roller with pink (1/16") rings, a 3" flower forming cup, a gum paste storage board to use as a work surface, the dogwood imprint mat from Wilton's Flower Impression Mat Set, thin pink and purple shaping foam, and the dogwood cutter from the Gum Paste Flower Cutter Set. Start by dusting the back of the gum paste storage mat:
Roll out some white gum paste to 1/16" thick, then slide the rings off and roll it out a little thinner.
Here is the setup for coloring the flower (the Color Dusts and Pearl Dust, the small bowl, brushes, and the angled spatula).
…brush a small amount of the Spruce Green Dust in the center…
Here's the finished dogwood flower; perfect for any forest-themed cakes.