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Tropical Sugar Flowers

with Alan Dunn

What materials are used in this class?

  • Gum paste
  • Fresh egg whites
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Petal dusts in a variety of colors
  • Cutters (or included templates) for each of the flowers you wish to make
  • Veiners for each of the flowers you wish to make
  • Standard flower-making tools (rolling pin, nonstick board, CelSticks, ball tool, veining tools, etc.)
  • Sharp floral scissors or wire cutters 
  • White floral wire in the following gauges: 35 (optional), 33, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 18
  • Green and white floral tape 
  • Fine-nosed pliers 
  • Tape shredder (JEM Cutters) 
  • Toothpicks (cocktail sticks)
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Resealable plastic food bags 
  • Teapot or small clothes steamer
  • Small, sharp scissors 
  • Sharp scalpel 
  • Flat dusting brushes and fine paint brushes
  • Paint palette
  • High-proof clear alcohol or lemon extract
  • Edible spray varnish or confectioner’s glaze
  • Metal scriber and tea light (for insect nibbles) 
  • Colored paper-covered wire for use in sprays and bouquets
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