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.
Meet your instructor Nicholas Lodge and learn about the Craftsy platform's tools.
This elegant flower starts with a solid center, which you add petals to. Learn veining techniques and start building the tulips.
Learn to color your tulips and then watch Nicholas steam life into petals, buds and finished flowers.
Add anemones to your arsenal of cake decorating skills. Learn to build this flower's center, petals, calyxes and leaves.
Steaming and glazing make your floral arrangements more realistic. Nicholas demonstrates these techniques on the anemone.
Lay the peony's foundation with step-by-step instructions on building this beautiful flower's center.
Learn to make small, medium and large petals. Then add dimension with ruffles and wires to bring your flowers to life.
Create both a flower bud and leaves for your peony, making your arrangement pop.
Assemble all of the peony elements together into a show-stopping arrangement.
"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!"
Caledon, Ontario Canada