Sugar Flower Skills: The Cake Decorator's Step-by-Step Guide to Making Exquisite Lifelike Flowers

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Flowers have been used for centuries to decorate celebratory cakes. This book starts by describing the different materials used in flower art: essentially for the purposes of this book, gum paste and fondant. Next, there are core techniques: learn these and you'll be able to make any flowers; the main section is the "sugar flower directory", which shows how-tos for 30 different sugar flowers, many so lifelike you want to inhale their scent, and including some extraordinary fantasy creations. The different examples are flagged by skill level, and are appropriate for a range of themes and occasion cakes (Christmas, weddings, christenings) or simply to give as gifts (wedding favors, Mother's Day, Valentine's, indeed any occasion when you might be inclined to give flowers, give a sugar flower crafted with care and made with love.)

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ALAN DUNN started cake decorating at the tender age of 14, although he had been dabbling with cupcakes etc from a much earlier age! After leaving school he trained as a baker and confectioner although it was to be his love of sugarcraft and sugar flowers, and teaching the craft, which would eventually form his career. He is the author of 14 other sugarcraft books that focus on the art of sugar flowers. His classes are highly regarded in the US and UK, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Europe.

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My interest in cake decorating and sugarcraft started over 26 years ago, and I have studied almost all aspects of the craft. However, it is the art of making sugar flowers that has fuelled my passion and played the biggest part in my approach to cake decorating.

This book is intended as a guide for both the novice and more experienced sugar-flower maker. The Sugar Flower Directory includes some very quick and simple flowers and fantasy forms, as well as more detailed, lifelike blooms. I have included a selection of flowers to illustrate the various methods and techniques that can be used to create flowers.

This book also shows how to arrange the flowers and create sprays to display in cake design--the combinations and color schemes are only suggestions and this is an area where you can use your own taste and creative flair to make your work unique to you.

Enjoy yourself and happy flower making!
Alan Dunn

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This book teaches you how to make a stunning selection of sugar flowers. Clear written instructions and step-by-step photographs take you from a ball of gum paste to the finished bloom.

Essential Skills
This chapter describes the tools and materials used in this book--it tells you what the essential equipment is and how to use each implement to create different effects. The key skills needed to make sugar flowers are also explained in detail with step-by-step photographs.

Sugar Flower Directory
The directory begins with a beautiful flower selector showing all the flowers in miniature for easy comparison and selection. Once you have chosen the flower you would like to make, turn to the page number indicated, where detailed instructions explain clearly how to make each flower.

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