Just when I thought I was ready to think seriously about Fall and the upcoming Holiday Season, I decided I wanted just a bit more time with one of my favorite summertime flowers - the grand Southern Magnolia...
So I put together a few of the over-sized blooms with several buds, and a handful of the gorgeous leaves that are so striking against the flower's white petals. Here are the two-tone leaves before they were dusted and glazed:
And here they are finished...it's always amazing to me the difference with just a small addition of dark green petal dust and Confectioner's Glaze:
Open flower with buds and leaves:
Turns out I made these at the perfect time to decorate a small wedding cake design...clean and simple with a little green ribbon to finish:
Very soon after, I had the fabulous opportunity to teach this beautiful flower to a lovely group of students at Baking Arts in San Francisco! Each student made a gorgeous open flower and bud, and a pair of glossy leaves. In addition, we also made my favorite filler flowers...hydrangea and five-petal pulled flowers:
Many thanks to my wonderful students...you all did stunning work, and it was such a pleasure working with you! And thank you to my fabulous host, Richard Festen, of the Baking Arts studio - working with you is a joy - thank you for the opportunity!
I'm looking forward to my final class for the year, and am currently working on plans and details for new classes, workshops, instructional materials and supplies for 2012...so I'd love to know - what are the top 3 sugar flowers you would like to learn?
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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