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Sugar Flower Essentials

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Make your first steps into the elegant world of sugar flowers a big success! Learn fundamental techniques for daisies, peonies, roses and fillers.

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What You Get

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

How it works

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Open up a garden of cake decorating possibilities with fundamental sugar flower skills! Join popular cake decorator Raewyn Read and learn essential skills for making breathtaking sugar flower blooms and arrangements. During class, Raewyn will guide you through each simple step of creating four classic sugar flowers: daisies, peonies, roses and hydrangeas. For every design, you'll learn to roll gum paste to the perfect thinness, wire petals, assemble full flowers, finish them and secure them to your cake. Once you've got your flowers down, you'll find out how to create fabulous fillers to complete your eye-catching arrangements. Plus, Raewyn will end class with a lesson on arranging your flowers, so you can bring it all together beautifully.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Five-Petal Flowers
Meet sugar artist Raewyn Read and preview the three beautiful flowers you'll make in class. Then get started with a simple five-petal daisy. Raewyn walks through every step of the process, from rolling out the gum paste to the proper thinness and shaping the petals, to embellishing your flower with a hint of petal dust.
2. Creating an Open Peony
3. Creating a Closed Peony
4. Making a Rose
5. Finishing a Rose
6. Filling Out Your Design
7. Arranging Your Flowers

Taught by

Raewyn Read
Raewyn Read
It wasn't until she made a cake for her youngest daughter's first birthday that Raewyn Read discovered her passion for decorating. Soon after that first cake, her designs were being published in popular magazines such as Cake Central, Cake Masters and Sweet. Since then, she's been named an Australian Cake Decorating Network Favorite Decorator and even received the elusive CakesDecor Editor's Choice Award. Today, Raewyn is editor of the CakesDecor Gazette and teaches classes out of her studio in Sydney, Australia.

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