Jacqueline Butler
Craftsy Instructor

San Diego, California

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 ... Read Full Bio »

Jacqueline's Craftsy Classes


Fantastic Filler Flowers

Discover five unique styles of filler flowers that will complete your arrangements and set your work apart. Petalsweet owner and cake designer Jacqueline Butler is your guide as you start by mastering her signature pulled-petal flower. Create freesias in a variety of stages of bloom that are both elegant and versatile. Then, create sweet peas in four stages of bloom and explore how to use those blossoms individually, in small groups or to fill larger spaces in your arrangements. Want to create a flower center using thread instead of pre-made stamens? Jacqueline shows you how to work with thread and create individually wired petals for versatile cosmos flowers in a variety of colors. Finally, find out how to make multiple lavender stems at once and assemble, place and secure your tiny filler flowers for a cohesive arrangement every time. 


$19.99 $39.99


Handcrafted Sugar Flowers

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!


$19.99 $39.99

Jacqueline Recommends


Modern Piping

Anne Weil
taught by
Joshua John Russell

Piping isn't just for borders anymore! If you love piping techniques but want to use them in a more modern way, you should definitely take a look at Joshua John Russell's Modern Piping class. Joshua is a lively, engaging teacher who has a knack for clarity and explanation.

$19.99 $39.99

Meet Jacqueline

Jacqueline's Projects

Sweet Peas
Pink Freesia
Lilac & Pulled Flower Arrangement
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