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Sugar Berries, Leaves & Blossoms

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Bring filler flowers to the forefront and make beautiful gum paste botanicals in cake designer Maggie Austin's latest Craftsy class.

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What You Get

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

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Create beautiful gum paste botanicals that will finish any cake in flawless style with cake designer Maggie Austin as your guide. You'll learn how to make sugar leaves, delicate blossoms and blackberries that look like they were plucked right off the bush. Find out how to combine these sweet elements to create charming bouquets that stand on their own and elevate your cake. You'll be amazed at how easily you can assemble lifelike embellishments using Maggie's innovative bag-and-shake technique, and you'll also discover how to add realistic color and details to your creations. As a bonus, Maggie shares something every cake designer should know: How to make gum paste! Blossom as a sugar artist. Sign up for Sugar Berries, Leaves & Blossoms today!

What You'll Learn

* How to roll out individual blackberry seeds

* How to easily attach seeds for full or partial blackberries

* How to make realistic hypericum berries and ivy leaves

* How to use a CelPad and blossom cutter for adorable, delicate sugar flowers

* How to color your creations using luster and petal dusts

* How to use steam on gum paste to give your sugar art a beautiful sheen

* How to arrange your berries, leaves and blossoms to create stunning bouquets that are worthy of a cake all their own

* Bonus lesson: How to make your own gum paste

What You’'ll Make

* Lush, ripe blackberries

* Realistic hypericum berries

* Delicate ivy leaves

* Ethereal blossoms

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Maggie Austin
Meet Maggie and learn about the Craftsy platform.
2. Full Blackberries
3. Partial Blackberries
4. Hypericum Berries
5. Blossoms
6. Leaves
7. Arranging & Assembling Bouquets
8. 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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