Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Gumpaste, petal dust, floral tape, wire, tools What are you most proud of? I am so happy with the results of this course! Nicholas Lodge is a master sugar rose artist and he shows every step along the way. This is my first gumpaste rose project and I couldn't be happier. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time! I took a week learning this process. I took notes and watched each lesson several times. Also, even though it can be a bit costly, the proper equipment is really necessary. You can make do with some things ( for instance, if you have good sharp embroidery scissors, you might not need the same scissors Nicholas uses) but many others are invaluable ( the groove board, leaf veiner, ball tool for example). You will not be sorry!