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Craftsy's Show-Stopping Sugar Flowers

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Create today's most sought-after sugar flowers! Join four world-renowned cake artists as they share tried-and-true tips for making your most breathtaking blooms yet.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Creating an Orchid
4. Making a Yellow Rose
5. Beginning a Dahlia
6. Finishing a Dahlia

Taught by

Craftsy Cake Decorating Instructors
Craftsy Cake Decorating Instructors
Every Craftsy class gives you a chance to follow along with one of the world's best instructors, or in this case four! • Nicholas Lodge is the author of countless books on sugarcraft and one of the top instructors in the current generation of sugarcraft artists. • Alan Dunn is the author of 12 books on sugar flowers, including Exotic Sugar Flowers for Cakes. He also teaches sugar flower classes throughout the U.K., North America and across the globe. • Erin Gardner's shop, Wild Orchid Baking Company, has been named by both Brides Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the best in the country. She is the author of the book Great Cake Decorating. • James Rosselle is a Food Network Challenge champion and the owner of Elle Cakes in Los Angeles. He has been named one of the top 10 cake artists by Dessert Professional.

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