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Southern Sugar Flowers: Magnolia and Dogwood

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Beautiful dogwood and magnolia blossoms take center stage as Maggie Austin shares her signature sugar flower techniques.

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What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Maggie Austin
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Trendsetting cake artist Maggie Austin returns to Craftsy to teach two of the American South's most iconic and beautiful blossoms. You'll learn how to create a sophisticated white-on-white design featuring delicate dogwood flowers and branches or the magnificent magnolia. Maggie shows you her signature techniques for cutting, veining, assembling and dusting gum paste flowers with subtle, yet realistic shading.gCreate an elegant floral presentation that will be the highlight of any event, no matter where you live.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started with Maggie Austin
Meet your instructor, Maggie Austin, and start forming, coloring and steaming your dogwood flower centers.
2. Dogwood Leaves
3. Dogwood Petals
4. Assembling the Branches
5. Making the Magnolia Center
6. Inner Magnolia Petals
7. Wired Magnolia Petals
8. Making Magnolia Leaves
9. Assembling the Magnolia
10. Bonus: How to Make Gum Paste

Taught by

Maggie Austin
Maggie Austin
A former classical ballet dancer, Maggie Austin's elegant, couture cake design has been praised worldwide in magazines, blogs and television. Maggie completed the prestigious L'Art de la Pâtisserie program at the French Pastry School with honors. She brought her unique artistic vision to life when she launched Maggie Austin Cake in 2010.

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