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!
Meet your instructor, Nicholas Lodge, and learn about the Craftsy platform.
Learn what tools you'll need and get started constructing the closed rosebud.
Make this tightly furled bud without having to add separate petals.
Adding more petals to the tight bud creates larger buds and blooming flowers. You'll master the midsize rose and classic rosebud.
Make your roses larger and more dramatic by learning how to make additional and alternative petals.
Learn to make rose stems, calyx, rose hips and thorns. These realistic touches will astonish your clients.
Nicholas teaches you how to make rose leaves. A little foliage rounds out the perfect bouquet.
Bring your flowers to life with color and sheen. Nicholas takes you step-by-step through the dusting and steaming processes.
Assemble your sugar flowers in a variety of attractive arrangements, from simple sprays to full bouquets.
Learn to make your own gum paste with this simple recipe!
"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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