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Handcrafted Sugar Flowers

with Jacqueline Butler
Handcrafted Sugar Flowers
Awe your friends and family by creating delicate filler flowers and beautiful hydrangeas with Jacqueline Butler's skilled instruction and easy, effective techniques.

Learn how to make filler flowers that will set your cakes apart, and create exceptionally lifelike hydrangeas that are sure to be the talk of every party. With Jacqueline's easy instruction and highly effective techniques, you will craft magical sugar flowers for desserts, holidays or any special occasion. Bring a few basic ingredients together to make gum paste, and discover the supplies and tools that pastry professionals use. You'll learn to mold, dust, wire, paint and finish hydrangea flowers, petite flowers, buds and leaves. Once you master these techniques, you can customize and create flowers of all kinds — your imagination is the limit!

NOTE: This class contains archived instructor responses but no active instructor participation. It features student-led (rather than instructor-led) discussion only. If you have questions, one of the many experienced sugar artists in Handcrafted Sugar Flowers will surely have the answer!


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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Jacqueline Butler from Petalsweet, a custom cake design shop in La Jolla, California. Then discover an overview of how you will make beautiful, lifelike sugar flowers in this class.


Lesson 2. Tools


Lesson 3. Making Gum Paste


Lesson 4. Coloring Gum Paste


Lesson 5. Hydrangea Buds & Centers


Lesson 6. Hydrangea Petals


Lesson 7. Leaves


Lesson 8. Five-Petal Filler Flowers


Lesson 9. Filler Leaves & Buds


Lesson 10. Dusting & Glazing


Lesson 11. Arranging

"I can't praise this class highly enough. Jacqueline is a brilliant instructor and goes into a lot of detail. The flowers you create have so many uses. I had no bother getting the equipment she uses and the gumpaste recipe is great - I gave it a shot and now make my own all the time, saving a lot of money. I highly recommend this class."
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