Sugar Blooms, llc
Project

Rose Trimmed In Gold

Cold Porcelain rose, the first in a bouquet of five

Project Description

Cold Porcelain rose, the first in a bouquet of five

Q&A with Sugar Blooms, llc

Garden Baker asked:
Beautiful! Can you recommend a site, link or class on cold porcelain?
Sugar Blooms, llc answered:
Cold Porcelain is worked much the same way as gum paste. Anything you can do with gum paste you will be able to do with CP. I don't know of any classes or sites on CP but YouTube has a lot of good videos on CP. Ludmila Bakulina has some very good ones.
Garden Baker asked:
Thank you so much for the lead :)
Sugar Blooms, llc answered:
No problem :)
AidensGma asked:
What is Cold Porcelain? How did you make this beautiful rose and the gold on the tips?
Sugar Blooms, llc answered:
Thank you :) "Despite its name CP is not porcelain, its main components are cornstarch and white glue, but can also include low quantities of oils and glycerol which promote a porcelain-like, smooth texture. Because most of the constituents are biodegradable, lemon juice and sodium benzoate are sometimes used to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi." I followed the instruction provided by Nicholas Lodge "The Ultimate Sugar Rose" class. I substituted the gumpaste with CP and the egg white with glue. The gold tips are edible luster dust mixed with vodka applied with a paint brush. The whole rose is sealed with clear varnish. Since its made to be part of a bouquet the varnish is not edible. If the same rose were to be used as a cake topper, i recommend sealing it with edible varnish to prevent any toxic chemicals ending up on the cake.

Skill Level

Beginner