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Classic Sugar Flowers

Peony, Anemone, Tulip

with Nicholas Lodge
Classic Sugar Flowers
Make your cakes petal-perfect with instruction from Nicholas Lodge, sugar artist extraordinaire.

Whether you're relatively new to making gum paste blooms or a pro in the cake biz, you'll find a wealth of useful tips and tricks from a veteran in the trade. Nicholas will start with the graceful French tulip, then build on these techniques for the more complex anemone. Finally, the pièce de résistance: a classic peony in all its ruffled, multi-petaled glory. Even a single bloom in its simplest form is a show-stopper. Add 10, 15 or 20 more wired petals and Wow! – everyone will be talking about your cake.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor Nicholas Lodge and learn about the Craftsy platform's tools.


Lesson 2. French Tulip Construction


Lesson 3. French Tulip Finishing Touches


Lesson 4. Anemone Construction


Lesson 5. Anemone Finishing Touches


Lesson 6. Peony Center


Lesson 7. Peony Petals


Lesson 8. Peony Bud & Leaves


Lesson 9. Peony Finishing Touches

"I highly recommend this class ... Nicholas explains everything in great detail and his easy to follow instructions make you look like a pro. I have had rave reviews on how my flowers look so real. So glad to have taken this class and grateful that I can always go back to refresh my memory and pick up on more tips each time I watch. Thank you so much!"
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Caledon, Ontario Canada

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