Making a Ranunculus Flower Using Five-Petal Cutters

This tutorial shows you how to make lifelike sugarcrafted ranunculus flowers using five-petal cutters. The technique gives beautiful results and there is no need to cut and ball individual petals.

Key Skills - Using cutters, ball-tooling and cupping



  • Wire cutters Fine-nosed pliers
  • Number 2 and 5 piping nozzle
  • A selection of small circle cutters
  • Dry oasis
  • A set of 4 five-petal cutters (45mm, 55mm, 65mm 75mm sizes)
  • Blossom cutter (25mm
  • Non-stick rolling board and rolling pin Flexi-mat or plastic shee
  • Foam ball pad Ball tool
  • A small artist’s paintbrush
  • A pair of small craft scissors


  • Flower past
  • Paste colours
  • 20-gauge white paper-wrapped stem wire
  • White vegetable fat
  • Sugar glue
  • Cling film
  • Floral tape (half width pale green)

About Sandra Monger

Sandra Monger is a multi-award-winning cake designer based in Bath. She is professionally trained in catering, advanced patisserie and sugarcraft and specialises in creating bespoke wedding, civil partnership and celebration cakes. Sandra’s work is much sought-after, due to her innovative designs as well as her attention to detail and customer care. Sandra has an enviable client list and is the recommended supplier to some of the finest venues in the south west. Sandra now teaches the very popular evening classes in cake decoration and sugarcraft at The City of Bath College.In September 2012 Sandra’s work was recognised at the prestigious Baking Industry Awards at London’s Park Lane Hilton, where she was named ’Celebration Cake Maker of the Year’.

(PHOTO CREDIT: pictures by Robin Pakes)