Modern Sugar Flowers: Contemporary Cake Decorating with Elegant Gumpaste Flowers

Author(s): Jacqueline Butler


Learn the secrets of sugar floristry with Petalsweet Cakes founder Jacqueline Butler. In her exquisite and long-awaited debut book, you'll learn in step-by-step detail how to create modern and sophisticated, stylized sugar flowers, and how to use them to create beautiful arrangements on wedding and celebration cakes. Inside you'll find instructions and step-by-step photographs for 20 stunning sugar flowers in various stages of bloom, as well as flower buds and leaves, using a clean and contemporary color palette. Through six diverse projects you'll then learn how to use these foundation flowers in combination with filler flowers to create elegant cake designs, including working directly on single-tier cakes and multi-tiered cakes, as well as making styrofoam cake toppers. As well as being the most contemporary take on the subject ever produced, this book will also remain an essential reference for years to come!


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Jacqueline Butler is a wedding cake designer and sugar artist based in San Diego, California, under the business name Petalsweet Cakes. She teaches sugar flowers internationally, including the USA, Australia, Europe and Asia. She was the first cake instructor on She's known for her sophisticated flowers in soft pastel shades, modern flower arrangements and the ability to break down the process into achievable steps, leading to beautiful results.

Introduction Essential Tool KitSpecialized Tools and Supplies Gumpaste and Coloring The Formula Getting Started Hydrangea Additional Leaves Filler Flowers, Buds and Leaves The Flowers * Anemone * Camellia * Cherry and Apple Blossoms * Cosmos * Dahlia * Freesia * Lavender * Lilac * Magnolia * Peonies * Phalaenopsis Orchid * Ranunculus * English Rose * Garden Rose * Climbing Rose * Sweet Pea The Cake Projects * Single Tier Arrangements * Multi Tier Arrangements * Pre-Made Arrangements Finishing Touches

General Fields

  • : 9781446306468
  • : David & Charles
  • : David & Charles
  • : April 2017
  • : 276mm X 210mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jacqueline Butler
  • : Hardback
  • : 641.86539
  • : 160
  • : 500