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Craftsy's Show-Stopping Sugar Flowers

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Confidently create the sugar flowers that your loved ones and clients are asking for! Learn from four master sugar artists: Erin Gardner, Nicholas Lodge, Alan Dunn and James Rosselle, as you master five distinct flowers. From the stylish peony and dainty sugar daisy to the exotic orchid and yellow rose, you'll learn how to roll, cut and shape gum paste petals, assemble your flowers, and finish each one with petal dust for a realistic effect. Plus, legendary cake decorator Nicholas Lodge walks you through each step of creating a delicate dahlia. Learn the secrets to creating intricate petals and adding gorgeous shading that will make this bloom your go-to when you want an audible "wow" from your audience.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h44m

Included in this Class

1. Building an Open Peony

1. Building an Open Peony

Meet Erin Gardner and explore the pretty peony flower! Start with rolling, cutting and shaping the petal made from colored gum paste. Then, create the stamen center and color with layers of petal dust to emulate nature. Wire and tape the petals together to create a gorgeous open peony.

2. Constructing a Daisy

2. Constructing a Daisy

Discover wildflowers with Alan Dunn as you learn to make a dainty sugar daisy. He'll guide you through the steps to create a realistic textured center with a common kitchen tool and demonstrate the easy way to wire thin daisy petals. Finish off with a green calyx and petal dust details.

3. Creating an Orchid

3. Creating an Orchid

Make a stunning cymbidium orchid with James Rosselle. Start with creating wired flower petals and use a veining tool for a lifelike look. Then attach the orchid's throat using floral tape. Get creative with petal dusts and shading techniques to bring this intricate sugar flower to life!