Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sugar Orchid Class with Ron Ben Israel 2011

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to attend another sugar flower class with the fabulous and talented Ron Ben Israel! The class covered the construction and coloring of five stunning orchids, and took place at Minette Rushing's Custom Cakes in Savannah, GA. We spent two fun days creating orchid centers, petals, buds and leaves, and a full third day carefully dusting and taping our pieces together to complete our gorgeous flowers! Many thanks to Ron for his excellent instruction, great stories, endless patience and fabulous sense of humor!

As always, Minette and her staff provided a warm and welcoming classroom - complete with morning coffee and light breakfast, a catered lunch, afternoon treats, and her wonderful Southern hospitality. Thank you Minette!

Ron's class was full of students from all over the world...and it was such a pleasure getting to know them over the weekend as we discussed our businesses and our love for cakes and sugar art! Here are some photos from class...

Making buds and orchid centers:

Getting ready to dust:

Rack full of flowers drying:

Time to paint:

Ron posing with one of his Dancing Ladies (photo by the fabulous Kate Essenberg):

Ron and Minette dusting flowers (photo by Kate Essenberg):

Pretty pink Dendrobiums:

Some of my orchids...Phalaenopsis, Cymbidium, Denrobium and Oncidium (Dancing Ladies)...and we were working on the Cattleya orchid too!

Ron's gorgeous work...they look stunning all together on this tray:

What a fabulous three days...thank you for the wonderful hospitality Minette! And thank you, Ron, for sharing your incredible talent with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

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