Modern Sugar Flowers

Modern Sugar Flowers : Contemporary cake decorating with elegant gumpaste flowers

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 210 x 276 x 17.78mm | 861.83g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 500 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1446306461
  • 9781446306468
  • 17,122

Table of contents


Essential Tool KitSpecialized Tools and Supplies
Gumpaste and Coloring

The Formula

Getting Started
Additional Leaves
Filler Flowers, Buds and Leaves

The Flowers

Cherry and Apple Blossoms
Phalaenopsis Orchid
English Rose
Garden Rose
Climbing Rose
Sweet Pea

The Cake Projects

Single Tier Arrangements

Multi Tier Arrangements

Pre-Made Arrangements

Finishing Touches
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Review quote

"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
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About Jacqueline Butler

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.
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