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How to Make Pinwheels
Used with permission from Michelle Anderson

Pinwheels are a lovely whimsical decoration for cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Pinwheels are perfect for any time of year although looking at these cute decorations will certainly bring to mind the image of fun filled sunny spring days and refreshing breezes off a summer ocean at the beach. Making pinwheels is quite easy and even kids can create these decorations with a little supervision.

You will need:

  • Gum paste (either premade or homemade)
  • Cornstarch or shortening
  • Paring knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Ruler
  • Assorted gel food coloring
  • Paint brush
  • Vodka
  • Wood dowels (optional)
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