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The Ultimate Sugar Rose

with Nicholas Lodge
Whether you're a budding cake artist or a full-blown pastry professional, your sugar rose skills will blossom under Nicholas Lodge's expert guidance.

Master decorator Nicholas Lodge teaches around the world. Now you can bring his knowledge to your own kitchen as he shows you all his favorite techniques. Nicholas will guide you through the creation of roses at all stages of development, sharing numerous time- and effort-saving tips along the way. Beginning with his special method for creating floral tape buds for a sturdy foundation, Nicholas works magic with gum paste, bringing buds and petals to life. You'll create delicate ruffles, realistic leaves and calyxes and even thorns! Then you'll color your blossoms with petal dusts and gels, and use steam to set the colors and add a healthy sheen. Nicholas will help you gather your creations into a stunning arrangement so realistic and sweet-smelling, you won't believe your eyes!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Nicholas Lodge, and learn about the Craftsy platform.


Lesson 2. Materials & Making the Base


Lesson 3. Tight Rosebud


Lesson 4. Classic Rosebud & Midsize Rose


Lesson 5. Full & Fully Blown Roses


Lesson 6. Calyx & Thorns


Lesson 7. Rose Leaves


Lesson 8. Coloring & Glazing


Lesson 9. Arrangements


Lesson 10. Bonus Lesson: Gum Paste

"Great class. Learned so much more than just how to make a beautiful rose. The tricks and tips were great. Chef Lodge was a wonderful instructor."
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