Learn to build blooms and bouquets partygoers won't believe with lessons from sugar artist Nicholas Lodge. During class, you'll create four gorgeous flowers: a classic garden rose, a captivating wild rose, an English rose and a hybrid tea rose. Along the way, breathe life into sugar buds and leaves for each type of rose you've created. Add to the realism of your work with thorns, stems and water droplets that won't roll off your foliage. Then, Nicholas will help you make your cakes bloom with simply stunning sprays. Plus, get valuable advice for pricing your work with confidence. Spice up your sugar flower skills! Learn how to make romantic sugar roses and unforgettable arrangements.
Meet master decorator Nicholas Lodge, and start making your first flower -- a beautiful classic garden rose. Nicholas guides you through the process of making intricate, pollen-dusted stamens from thread. You'll also learn how to craft delicately-veined petals and a realistic calyx using gum paste.
Build on the skills you've learned by making rustic wild roses. Nicholas shares his technique for constructing lifelike buds and stamens. Practice shaping the petals and attaching the calyx. Then, see how to finish the design with a dusting of color.
Expand your repertoire with the lovely English rose -- perfect for garden weddings! You'll discover an alternative method of building stamens using corn silk. In addition, Nicholas breaks down the process of crafting intricate four-petal and five-petal centers into easy-to-manage steps.
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