Bring three iconic gumpaste lilies to life using techniques you can transfer to countless other sought-after blooms!
Learn how to create a gumpaste calla lily, a trumpet lily and a Stargazer oriental lily, with step-by-step guidance from renowned sugar artist Nicholas Lodge. First, build large and small variations of the classic calla lily, from hand-formed centers to the large petal and even a realistic dusting of color. Then, make popular trumpet and oriental lilies, starting with their delicate centers. Nicholas shares expert techniques for forming the outer petals into that signature trumpet shape and for coloring your flower for a realistic effect. And he demonstrates how to make six wired petals for your oriental lilies and how to recreate their dramatic colors. Plus, find out how to build lifelike lily stems using materials you already have in your kitchen. Finally, discover the secrets to finishing your gum paste lilies, including how to add realistic buds and leaves and create simple arrangements for show-stopping cakes.
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