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Lovely Lilies

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Bring three iconic gumpaste lilies to life using techniques you can transfer to countless other sought-after blooms!

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a recipe for gum paste
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Nicholas Lodge
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Learn how to create a gumpaste calla lily, a trumpet lily and a Stargazer oriental lily, with step-by-step guidance from renowned sugar artist Nicholas Lodge. First, build large and small variations of the classic calla lily, from hand-formed centers to the large petal and even a realistic dusting of color. Then, make popular trumpet and oriental lilies, starting with their delicate centers. Nicholas shares expert techniques for forming the outer petals into that signature trumpet shape and for coloring your flower for a realistic effect. And he demonstrates how to make six wired petals for your oriental lilies and how to recreate their dramatic colors. Plus, find out how to build lifelike lily stems using materials you already have in your kitchen. Finally, discover the secrets to finishing your gum paste lilies, including how to add realistic buds and leaves and create simple arrangements for show-stopping cakes.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Calla Lily
Meet sugar artist Nicholas Lodge and learn to make a small and large calla lily. Start by learning how to hand-form the center, or spadix. Then, create the large petal, or spathe, and add a subtle dusting of color for botanic authenticity. Plus, find out how to make beautifully hued calla lilies in deep eggplant, coral and even green.
2. Lily Centers
3. Trumpet Lily
4. Oriental Lily
5. Lily Buds
6. Leaves & Final Assembly

Taught by

Nicholas Lodge
Nicholas Lodge
Nicholas Lodge is one of the top instructors in the current generation of sugarcraft artists. The author of numerous books, Nicholas teaches and demonstrates his unique skills around the world. Over the years his teaching tours have taken him to 26 countries. He is internationally known not only for his unique skills in sugar art, but also for the quality of his demonstrations and classes, at which he inspires enthusiasm in everyone who attends. He is also a popular judge for sugar art events around the globe. A native Brit, Nicholas founded the International Sugar Art Collection school near Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches his signature sugar flower classes. His product line, the International Sugar Art Collection, features more than 400 specialized tools and piece of equipment. ISAC boasts a sister school in Tokyo, Japan, where Nicholas spends 16 weeks of the year teaching. He also spends time in Chicago, where he is a regular instructor at the prestigious French Pastry School's L'Art de Gateau program.

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