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Mastering Modern Sugar Flowers

with Nicholas Lodge
Mastering Modern Sugar Flowers
Keep your sugar flowers in-demand and up-to-date. Cater to the event with basic, client-worthy and competition-level variations on three sought-after species.

Join master sugar artist Nicholas Lodge to create some of the industry's hottest sugar flowers in incredibly lifelike detail. For each flower, you'll discover variations that grow in complexity along with your confidence. Progress through several styles of the oh-so-popular succulent. Create three types of striking ranunculuses, finishing with the most sophisticated version. Advance from a classic dahlia sugar flower to a pompom dahlia and an intricate spider dahlia. You'll even learn to create realistic buds, leaves and calyxes for each flower, and receive tips on dusting and arranging them. Plus, get in-depth advice on pricing the sugar flowers you've made in class. Create fresh, fascinating sugar flowers for birthdays, weddings, competitions and more! 

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Lesson 1. The Succulent

  • Meet world-renowned instructor Nicholas Lodge as you dive into your first contemporary gum paste creation, the succulent. Use an all-in-one cutter as Nicholas demonstrates best practices for handling gum paste, using floral wire and thinning and veining leaves.


Lesson 2. Succulent Variations


Lesson 3. Finishing the Succulents


Lesson 4. The Ranunculus


Lesson 5. The Wired Ranunculus


Lesson 6. Finishing the Ranunculus


Lesson 7. Classic Dahlia


Lesson 8. Pompom & Spider Variations


Lesson 9. Finishing the Dahlia


Lesson 10. Arrangements

"I just wanted to thank you so very much for such an informative, detailed and entertaining class. Your three stages of flower techniques and increasing detail for the ranunculus (and all three flowers) is so useful. I have purchased all your classes (I live in Australia and cannot attend your classes), and I have learned so much from you. I was so happy when you released a new class. I thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills with us and for making sugar flower construction so accessible and achievable."
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