Put the supporting players in the spotlight as you learn how to replicate sweet little blossoms, delicate ivy leaves and blackberries that look like they were plucked right off the bush — all in gum paste. Veteran Craftsy instructor Maggie Austin brings together these beautiful “background” elements to create charming bouquets that stand on their own. You’ll be amazed at how easily you can assemble lifelike blackberries — with individually hand-formed seeds — using Maggie’s innovative bag-and-shake technique. Hypericum berries and ivy leaves will add a naturalistic touch as will tiny sugar flowers hand-painted in beautiful detail.
Meet Maggie and learn about the Craftsy platform.
Learn how to build gum paste blackberries, complete with seeds and true-to-life coloring. Maggie's detailed instruction makes it easy!
Maggie demonstrates how to make smaller berries, including partial blackberries, that realistically reflect nature.
Maggie shows you how to make brilliant hypericum berries, which add elegance to any sugar flower arrangement.
Build these beautiful blossoms and add veining and wiring with Maggie's help. You'll also learn to lock in your flowers' vibrant colors.
Increase the effect of your botanical creations by adding a leafy backdrop. You'll learn to cut, wire, thin, vein and color your leaves with Maggie's expert instruction.
Maggie shares her tips and techniques for arranging and assembling bouquets. You'll also learn how to preserve these sweet treats as keepsakes.
Maggie shares something every sugar artist should know: how to make gum paste. You'll love adding this to your confectionary arsenal.
"I love Maggie Austin. Extremely talented. I have taken all of her classes so far and cannot wait for more. This class is again very informative and lots to learn from it. I have learned so much from her. She is truly a class apart."