Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Petalsweet Spring 2012 Classes Part One

It has been a busy but wonderful Spring...lots of traveling to fabulous locations to teach some of my favorite sugar flowers to the most lovely students! Truly a special time.

First stop was in late April when I taught a three day class at the amazing Flour Confections studio in Pickering, outside Toronto. My wonderful friend and colleague Lisa Bugeja and her husband Scott hosted me at their beautiful shop and studio where I taught 12 fabulous students how to make open peonies, hydrangea, filler flowers, ranunculus flowers, buds and leaves as well as how to arrange them in a sweet sugar vase! Lots of photos to share courtesy of my host Lisa, who was so gracious to quietly capture some wonderful moments during class - thank you Lisa!

Teaching under the amazing camera and television screen in the Flour Confections classroom:

Buds and filler flowers drying:

Hydrangea and peony petals drying:

Buds, hydrangea and ranunculus flowers:

Dusting demonstration:

Putting together the peony flower:

Demonstrating how to arrange flowers:

Students working hard to arrange all of their flowers and buds:

OK...well when we weren't working really hard we were laughing...a lot!

Beautiful student work:

Class photo with all of their gorgeous!!

Many, many thanks to all of my wonderful, kind and very talented students for sharing your time with me and for working so hard to create your fabulous vases. I'm so very proud of all of your work...and what a pleasure to meet you and work with you! 

I'm also so grateful to Lisa and Scott for hosting me and taking such good care of all of us during class! What an incredible space and environment for learning...and let's not forget the amazing lunches too! We were VERY well fed and treated to some of Lisa's amazing sweet treats each day...

I hope to be back next year for more flower workshops...thank you, thank you all for such a wonderful first trip and experience in Toronto...I can't wait to come back!

Thanks for stopping by...more class updates soon from my recent trip to San Francisco for The Wedding Cake Class...and I've got lots of fun projects to share soon...

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Brandy L said...

Man i am slow at looking at the Blogs! Jackie it was such a pleasure to learn from such a great and inspiring teacher! I am looking forward to many future classes with you!

Jacqueline Butler said...

Thanks so much Brandy! It was so wonderful to finally meet you and work with you! Looking forward to seeing you the next time I'm in Toronto!! xo