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with Raewyn Read
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Sugar Flower Essentials

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h58m

Included in this Class

1. Five-Petal Flowers

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

2. Creating an Open Peony

Once you've completed the daisy, build on those skills to construct a gorgeous open peony. Practice forming teardrop-shaped pistils and delicate stamens, and learn how to create and attach rows of frilled wired petals surrounding the peony's center. Complete the look with Raewyn's quick-and-easy dusting techniques.

3. Creating a Closed Peony

3. Creating a Closed Peony

Add two more lovely peony variations to your arrangements. Starting with a closed peony, Raewyn shows how to create a sturdy flower center from craft foam before attaching layers of wired and non-wired petals. You'll also discover an easy-to-learn technique for constructing ruffled peonies, a beautiful addition to any cake.