Sweet Seasons: Spring Cherry Blossoms (1h 04m)
Welcome spring with attention-grabbing gumpaste cherry blossoms! Legendary sugar artist Nicholas Lodge starts by showing you how to make delicate, hand-tied centers. Then, learn how to shape the thin, dainty petals of your blooms and add complementary greenery that will set your cakes apart. Up next, Nicholas walks you through each step of coloring and finishing your blossoms, buds and leaves. He also shares the keys to creating any variety of fruit blossom, so that you can apply these skills to any cake you make! Finally, discover the secrets to assembling your branch by forming natural-looking groupings and attaching your creation to the side of a two-tier cake. The incredible end result is sure to elevate your reputation as a sugar artist and make this the most popular cake you create!
Sweet Seasons: Summer Sunflower (1h 02m)
Discover simple secrets for setting your sugar sunflowers apart in this special mini-class led by popular instructor Nicholas Lodge. Start by learning two methods for forming and coloring the iconic sunflower center using either a mold or working by hand, and find out how to add eye-catching texture to your center. Then, explore different techniques for cutting your petals and attaching them to your center for an end result that truly shines. Your sunflower wouldn’t be complete without calyxes, so Nicholas shows you how to create those next. And, he’ll share tricks for cutting out, thinning and veining your most realistic leaves yet. Finally, Nicholas shares coloring techniques for both a traditional sunny palette and one of a deep ruby hue — perfect for a gorgeous autumn-theme cake — before walking you through each step of assembling your sweet sunflowers.
Sweet Seasons: Fall Foliage (53m)
Create stunning sugar berries, leaves and pumpkins with guidance from renowned sugar artist Nicholas Lodge. First, learn how to make the center of beautiful bittersweet berries. Then, add natural-looking husks, color your berries and assemble them on a branch for an impressive effect. Up next, Nicholas shows you how to make large, wired leaves with an intricate internal support system that only looks like it was difficult to create. Plus, find out how to dust and distress your leaves for a dramatic effect. Finally, learn how to create a festive, hand-modeled pumpkin using skills that can be transferred to any fall gourd you wish. And, combine all of your elements for fall foliage cakes everyone will fall in love with.
Sweet Seasons: Winter Poinsettia (51m)
Explore sugar artist Nicholas Lodge’s expert techniques for creating poinsettias that amaze at holiday parties, client events and more. Plus, discover his top secret method for assembling these beauties that you won’t find anywhere else. First, make the three distinctive centers of the classic poinsettia. Did you know that the poinsettia “flower” is actually made up of vibrant bracts? Find out how to make those next, and create leaves to complete your beautiful blooms. Then, bring your poinsettias to life with either realistic colors or fantastical metallic finishes. Plus, get exclusive access to Nicholas’ tried-and-true technique for assembling all of the elements of your poinsettias so that they lie flat. Finally, learn how to attach your finished flowers to cakes for a show-stopping confection that makes every gathering a holly, jolly affair no one will soon forget!