I am currently taking some courses on gum paste flowers. Gum paste is somewhat similar to fondant. It is rolled very thinly, then shaped into very realistic flowers. Although they are edible, most people do not eat them . They have the potential to make very beautiful cakes, especially wedding cakes. They take a while to make but are worth it in the end! Above are two of the flowers that I've learned. They are a calla lily and a carnation.