Online Class

Handcrafted Sugar Flowers

$19.99$39.99

Awe your friends and family by creating delicate filler flowers and beautiful hydrangeas with Jacqueline Butler's skilled instruction and easy, effective techniques.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to make filler flowers that will set your cakes apart, and create exceptionally lifelike hydrangeas that are sure to be the talk of every party. With Jacqueline's easy instruction and highly effective techniques, you will craft magical sugar flowers for desserts, holidays or any special occasion. Bring a few basic ingredients together to make gum paste, and discover the supplies and tools that pastry professionals use. You'll learn to mold, dust, wire, paint and finish hydrangea flowers, petite flowers, buds and leaves. Once you master these techniques, you can customize and create flowers of all kinds — your imagination is the limit! NOTE: This class contains archived instructor responses but no active instructor participation. It features student-led (rather than instructor-led) discussion only. If you have questions, one of the many experienced sugar artists in Handcrafted Sugar Flowers will surely have the answer!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
06:17
Meet Jacqueline Butler from Petalsweet, a custom cake design shop in La Jolla, California. Then discover an overview of how you will make beautiful, lifelike sugar flowers in this class.
2. Tools
12:53
3. Making Gum Paste
18:41
4. Coloring Gum Paste
13:42
5. Hydrangea Buds & Centers
16:49
6. Hydrangea Petals
31:39
7. Leaves
09:33
8. Five-Petal Filler Flowers
28:42
9. Filler Leaves & Buds
10:09
10. Dusting & Glazing
43:45
11. Arranging
41:15

Taught by

Jacqueline Butler
Jacqueline Butler
As president and creative director of Petalsweet, a custom wedding cake business in San Diego, California, Jacqueline Butler is in high demand as a teacher of fine sugar artistry and modern cake design. Her clean, fresh and elegant signature style using beautiful pastel colors has been featured in many print and online magazines, blogs and websites within the wedding, cake decorating and sugar craft industries. Jacqueline was initially self-taught before seeking out extensive training under Ron Ben Israel, Scott Woolley and Nicholas Lodge. After years of practice and developing her own style, she began making wedding cakes in Southern California, and was soon contacted by other cake designers and hobbyists wanting to learn her methods. Jacqueline currently travels all over the world teaching the art of making modern, sophisticated sugar flowers in group classes, private lessons and on Craftsy.
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