Monday, April 26, 2010

Sugar Flowers

So i figured today i would post some sugar flower work. This is by far probably my favorite thing to do. So these flowers are made from what is known as sugar paste or gumpaste (depending on who you talk to haha.). Now you can make tons of things out of this, its not just for flowers. It works great for bows, ribbons, draping, leaves, and can also be pressed into molds, so really you can make just about anything!

So all these pictures are from my school days. For 2 days we had chef Ron-Ben Israel teaching us some sugar flowers. Now as my mom like's to tease me, i apparently can't go a day without mentioning his name. So i strongly suggest looking him up, if you don't already know who he is.

Ok so this first pick is of some leaves, petals, and centers drying. You may wonder why are they on egg crate foam? Well this is because of the bumps and craters in the egg crate, when the petals an leaves dry on this it gives them shape, which makes them look more natural.

These next 2 pictures are of some calla lillies

This is after adding some color to one of the calla lillies. This is done by using what is known as petal dust. Its a edible pigment in a powder form, that it dusted on the flowers or leaves using a paintbrush. Click here for a website where you can purchase some, i've purchased fondant from this site, they have quick reliable shipping/service.

Now here are a few pictures of the roses i did:

Well i think thats enough for today, i'll definitely be posting more sugar flowers soon.


A said...

Beautiful craftsmanship! - Adrienne :)

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