Craftsy Cake Decorating Instructors

Craftsy's Show-Stopping Sugar Flowers

Craftsy Cake Decorating Instructors
  • In-depth Instruction; over 165 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
Meet Erin Gardner and explore the pretty peony flower! Start with rolling, cutting and shaping the petal made from colored gum paste. Then, create the stamen center and color with layers of petal dust to emulate nature. Wire and tape the petals together to create a gorgeous open peony.
Discover wildflowers with Alan Dunn as you learn to make a dainty sugar daisy. He'll guide you through the steps to create a realistic textured center with a common kitchen tool and demonstrate the easy way to wire thin daisy petals. Finish off with a green calyx and petal dust details.
Make a stunning cymbidium orchid with James Rosselle. Start with creating wired flower petals and use a veining tool for a lifelike look. Then attach the orchid's throat using floral tape. Get creative with petal dusts and shading techniques to bring this intricate sugar flower to life!
Create the yellow rose of Texas without wired petals! Nicholas Lodge demonstrates the steps needed to bring this flower to life, starting with a unique threaded stamen. Then, learn how to create and assemble the densely-packed wireless petals. Finish this flower with a realistic two-tone calyx.
Make an intricate purple dahlia with a sugar flower master, Nicholas Lodge. Start learning his technique for creating a lot of petals while also minimizing bulk. Then build the dahlia petals from halved daisy cutters. You'll also learn to create a closed dahlia bud for a versatile finished look.
Nicholas perfects the finished dahlia with a strong calyx and realistic two-twoned leaves you can make two different ways. Add the leaves to the stems in bundles or individually. Then use petal dust to add details inspired by nature to provide a natural-looking finish to the intricate dahlia flower.
 
 
6 Lessons
2  hrs 45  mins

Confidently create the sugar flowers that your loved ones and clients are asking for! Learn from four master sugar artists: Erin Gardner, Nicholas Lodge, Alan Dunn and James Rosselle, as you master five distinct flowers. From the stylish peony and dainty sugar daisy to the exotic orchid and yellow rose, you’ll learn how to roll, cut and shape gum paste petals, assemble your flowers, and finish each one with petal dust for a realistic effect. Plus, legendary cake decorator Nicholas Lodge walks you through each step of creating a delicate dahlia. Learn the secrets to creating intricate petals and adding gorgeous shading that will make this bloom your go-to when you want an audible “wow” from your audience.

Craftsy Cake Decorating Instructors

Every Craftsy class gives you a chance to follow along with one of the world's best instructors, or in this case four! • Nicholas Lodge is the author of countless books on sugarcraft and one of the top instructors in the current generation of sugarcraft artists. • Alan Dunn is the author of 12 books on sugar flowers, including Exotic Sugar Flowers for Cakes. He also teaches sugar flower classes throughout the U.K., North America and across the globe. • Erin Gardner's shop, Wild Orchid Baking Company, has been named by both Brides Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the best in the country. She is the author of the book Great Cake Decorating. • James Rosselle is a Food Network Challenge champion and the owner of Elle Cakes in Los Angeles. He has been named one of the top 10 cake artists by Dessert Professional.

Craftsy Cake Decorating Instructors

Bonus materials available after purchase