Transform simple, ready-made sugar flowers into simply fabulous arrangements with sugar artist Nicholas Lodge as your guide. Start by learning how to disassemble pre-made flower sprays so you can personalize them. Next, bring your flowers to life as you create realistic effects with shading, dusting and food color pens. You'll also learn to add more than a glimmer of glamour to create fantasy flowers with sparkling embellishments, ombré effects, bejeweled flower centers and more! Then, Nicholas will teach you to easily assemble everything from simply sophisticated sprays to over-the-top arrangements. Plus, get tips for attaching your arrangements, creating stylish accents with pressed sugar techniques and pricing your work.
Join cake decorating legend Nicholas Lodge for a comprehensive class on personalizing cakes with custom lettering and monograms. Achieve professional results using accessible transfer techniques sych as the pin-prick method. Get comfortable creating impressive lettering with freehand and color-flow royal icing techniques. Create scintillating messages by painting and piping with metallics. Stencil with innovative techniques for perfect messages every time. Use cutters to create marvelous monograms and even make three-dimensional lettering that stands up on your cake. Learn essential custom lettering and monogramming techniques for messages that complement your designs and highlight the occasion.
Join master sugar artist Nicholas Lodge to create some of the industry's hottest sugar flowers in incredible lifelike detail. For each flower, you'll discover variations that grow in complexity along with your confidence. Progress through several styles of the oh-so-popular succulent. Create three types of striking ranunculuses, finishing with the most sophisticated version. Advance from a classic dahlia to a pompom dahlia and an intricate spider dahlia. You'll even learn to create realistic buds, leaves and calyxes for each flower, and receive tips on dusting and arranging them. Plus, get in-depth advice on pricing the sugar flowers you've made in class. Create fresh, fascinating sugar flowers for birthdays, weddings, competitions and more!
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!
Whether you're relatively new to making gum paste blooms or a pro in the cake biz, you'll find a wealth of useful tips and tricks from a veteran in the trade. Nicholas will start with the graceful French tulip, then build on these techniques for the more complex anemone. Finally, the pièce de résistance: a classic peony in all its ruffled, multi-petaled glory. Even a single bloom in its simplest form is a show-stopper. Add 10, 15 or 20 more wired petals and Wow! – everyone will be talking about your cake.