Internationally acclaimed sugar artist Jacqueline Butler has developed a unique style of cake decorating with sugar flowers, which she generously shares in this beautifully illustrated book.
Through over 600 exquisite photographs, you will learn how to create 18 stylized gumpaste flowers in various stages of bloom, as well as buds and leaves, using a fresh modern color palette.
Jacqueline also reveals how to use the flowers to create artful arrangements on wedding and celebration cakes, including working directly on single- and multi-tier cakes, as well as pre-made toppers and separators.
Inspirational and practical, this step-by-step cake decorating book will be your go-to reference on sugar flowers for years to come.
About the Author
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's known for her sophisticated flowers in soft pastel shades, modern flower arrangements and the ability to break down the flower-making process into achievable steps, leading to beautiful results. She has over 215,000 followers on Facebook.
"Jacqueline's clean, modern style is represented on every single page.
Her thorough, meticulous process is carefully laid out for every single
flower, with clear, easy to understand instructions... I especially enjoyed reading some of the personal notes she shares.
Oh, and of course she includes the recipe she uses for sugar paste.
One especially noteworthy reason to buy this book is to learn about
Jacqueline's signature 'formula' for flower design. It's what makes her
flowers so recognizable..." Erica OBrien Cake Design
"The images throughout this book are beyond stunning. It is easy to forget you are reading a book about sugar flowers and that they are not actually flowers - the skill, detail and photography is simply incredible... This is without a doubt a must-have book in any cake decorator's collection and an invaluable resource for creating stunning sugar flowers." Arlene Santillan, Australian Cake Decorating Network
"Jacqueline has broken everything down into easy to follow steps and created some ingenious techniques that make some elements so simple. Everything has detailed supply lists and clear photos matching each step to its instructions... Thank you Jacqueline for an amazing resource..." Rebecca Greenberg, Studio Manager, Faye Cahill Cake Design
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