This is my first try at making gum paste flowers. I was able to buy gum paste at Walmart. I used a small fondant roller to role the gum past into thin sheets and cut circles with a cookie cutter. With the fondant roller I rolled the edges untill they curled. I used a candy stick and rolled the center onto the stick. Then I added petals. I used a round paint brush that was dampened with water and put several swipes of water against the base of each petal to help it stick to the center. Then I placed the rose in a holder so it could dry. Gum paste dries fast so I was able to handle the roses quickly.
Making the leaves I used green food coloring to color the gum paste. Then I rolled it thin and cut it out with a round cookie cutter. I then cut the leave shape out by cutting the circle again to the left of center with the round cutter. It makes a leaf shape. I rolled the edges with the fondant roller. I folded the leave in half and pressed the lower half of the leaf together to make the "vein". I laid it in a flower cup holder to dry. After it dried I brushed the leaf with a damp brush to shine it up.