Spring & Summer Sugar Flowers

with James Rosselle

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Grow your sugar garden with realistic poppies and lifelike parrot tulips as James Rosselle teaches you to craft colorful flowers for all occasions. Read More…

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Class Description

Create these classic blossoms using James’s detailed techniques for adding texture, shading and shaping. Build buds, stems and petals for an overall enchanting effect that embodies spring and summer. James devotes an entire lesson to fun and fanciful variations, including ruffled poppies. Also learn best practices in floral design and food safety as you arrange your sugar flowers around the cake.

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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Meet James Rosselle & Get Started

  • Meet James and start coloring your gum paste.


Lesson 2. Poppy Petals & Buds

  • Get detailed instruction on how to create and assemble each component of the poppy bud and calyx.


Lesson 3. Poppy Leaves & Dusting

  • Create your poppy leaves and dust each part of the poppy to copy nature's vibrant, realistic colors.


Lesson 4. Parrot Tulip Center

  • Create the cores of these stunning sugar flowers by learning to cut out and thin the petals.


Lesson 5. Finishing the Parrot Tulip

  • Create your tulips' leaves and dust them with color before adding highlights and assembling these lifelike blossoms.


Lesson 6. Fun & Fanciful Variations

  • James shows you simple variations on spring and summer flowers, including his crosshatch tulip.


Lesson 7. Floral Design for Cakes

  • James shows you how to bring your cake together in a sturdy, food-safe way. Your audience will be impressed by these flower arrangements' elegance.

"This online class was excellent. So much valuable information was covered... I can't wait to apply everything I've learned. The advantage of this Craftsy course is that you can go back to the video when needed for additional review."
- Somanyquilts
Cold Spring, KY

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