Firstly, you will learn to work with a sugar medium called gumpaste. Then you will make botanically correct flowers in our gumpaste flower classes. Designed for beginners, we will take you through the process step by step. We will start by teaching you to make your own gumpaste so that you understand the correct texture. You will learn to handle this unique sugar medium for optimum results. You will color your gumpaste effectively so that when you paint your completed and assembled blossoms they look very realistic. Gumpaste flower classes are designed to help you learn many different types of flowers by starting with some basic centers. Once you master the way a flower is built you will be able to figure out many other types of flowers and make them on your own in the future.
Do I Need Any Special Tools to Make Gumpaste Flowers?
You do not require any special tools to make gumpaste flowers in our classes. Since we provide all that is required there is no need to purchase anything beforehand.
Where Do I Buy Gumpaste Tools?
Although you do not require your own gumpaste tools for class, we provide information on various sellers so that you may purchase your own tools, cutters and veiners should you choose to continue making gumpaste flowers on your own at home.
How Long Will It Take to Learn?
Gumpaste flower classes are 3 hours each in length and are spread out over 3 days for a total of 9 hours of instruction. In the first segment of our gumpaste flower classes you learn to make roses, hydrangea and peonies. The flowers may be kept on display for years or you may use them on a cake. Either way your friends and family will hardly believe they are made from sugar. In the second and third segments you will select three flowers from a long list of gumpaste flowers.
What Types of Gumpaste Flowers Will I Learn to Make?
In segment 1 students make roses, hydrangea and peonies.
In segment 2 students choose three flowers to make in class from the following list:
- calla lilies
- star gazer lilies
- Casablanca lilies
- David Austin roses
- Bells of Ireland
- sweet peas
How Many Students Will Be In My Gumpaste Flower Class?
You will be the only student in class as our lessons are private. In this way we are able to move at a speed comfortable to you. We also offer gumpaste flower classes for groups if you would like to bring a group of friends along.
I Have More Questions
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.