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Southern Sugar Flowers

Magnolia and Dogwood

with Maggie Austin
Beautiful dogwood and magnolia blossoms take center stage as Maggie Austin shares her signature sugar flower techniques.

Trendsetting cake artist Maggie returns to Craftsy to teach two of the American South's most iconic and beautiful blossoms. You'll learn how to create a sophisticated white-on-white design featuring delicate dogwood flowers and branches or the magnificent magnolia. Maggie shows you her signature techniques for cutting, veining, assembling and dusting gum paste flowers with subtle, yet realistic shading. Create an elegant floral presentation that will be the highlight of any event, no matter where you live. This class includes a bonus lesson where Maggie shows you how to make your own gum paste.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Getting Started with Maggie Austin

  • Meet your instructor, Maggie Austin, and start forming, coloring and steaming your dogwood flower centers.


Lesson 2. Dogwood Leaves


Lesson 3. Dogwood Petals


Lesson 4. Assembling the Branches


Lesson 5. Making the Magnolia Center


Lesson 6. Inner Magnolia Petals


Lesson 7. Wired Magnolia Petals


Lesson 8. Making Magnolia Leaves


Lesson 9. Assembling the Magnolia


Lesson 10. Bonus: How to Make Gum Paste

"Wonderful class, I highly recommend it. I have never made the dogwood blossoms before — let alone on a branch. I have taken the great tips and different techniques and applied them to the other flowers I have made and had wonderful results."
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Caledon, Ontario Canada

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