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pink and white sugar anemones

Created in this Craftsy class

Classic Sugar Flowers: Peony, Anemone, Tulip taught by Nicholas Lodge

Make your cakes petal-perfect with instruction from Nicholas Lodge, sugar artist extraordinaire.

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
Cake Decorating
Gumpaste Anemone
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Category Cake Decorating
Material Gum Paste
Style Traditional
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: gumpaste, floral wire, cutters, rollers, colors dusts, a steamer, and other miscellaneous tools

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the very noticeable difference that this class made in the final appearance of my sugar flowers! Even my husband noticed the difference, saying, "They've always been beautiful, but now they're like ten times as good as they were!" Now, that's something!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The only thing that gave me problems was wrapping the floral tape after my flowers had dried... it was hard to get the tape around the wire closest to the flower with the calyx in the way... I would add the tape I wanted for thickness first and then add the calyx. I actually broke a few leaves off trying to wrap my wire close to the base of the flower... other than that, I had no problems. Although, I would also recommend getting a groove board and a chrysanthemum leaf cutter. I made these without those two items, but they would make the process so much easier.

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Wow there beautiful! You did an outstanding job of the flowers ! I hope you enjoyed the class ? If you get a moment to post on the reviews for students ho are not sure what they will get out of the class before signing up would be appreciated ! Well done you did an amazing job ! Sweet wishes N x

01/07/2013 Flag

I did enjoy the class very much, and I learned a lot! I would be happy to leave a review soon. Thank you for taking the time to reply.

01/07/2013 Flag

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful

01/11/2013 Flag

These are absolutely beautiful.

02/15/2013 Flag