We’re painting the roses red… Sugar flowers (first attempt)

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My Christmas food coloring pastes have arrived. I’ve started icing the 14 mini Christmas cakes and I’ve been watching the Junior Great British Bake Off avidly. I’m so very impressed with the creativity and imagination that the young bakers have.

I’ve been itching to try out sugar craft but been put off slightly by the expense and equipment required.

Improvising to the hilt and having read I read Ruth Clemens sugar rose tutorial a couple of months ago I thought that I’d give sugar craft a whirl. Surely it can’t be too difficult. Can it?

Lacking any official icing tools apart from things I can find in my cupboards which includes a cocktail stick to add food colouring, a glass worktop saver, 2 plastic sandwich bags, my mini children’s rolling pin and of course a block of fondant icing.

Its quite delicate work. Not so much like play dough as I had hoped. I mainly gave up attempting to roll anything out properly and just used my hands.

Here’s the results…

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8 responses

  1. Wow, these look great I’m impressed.

    My local council do classes for about 12 weeks for £45 total. They come under the adult education section of their website and take part in local schools and community centres. Have you tried your local council to see if there are any classes?

    • Thank you! I have been thinking about trying some classes soon but haven’t quite found the right one yet. Have you done sugar craft courses before? What kind of decoration is your favourite?

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