Friday, March 30, 2012

Gum Paste Class - All Done

Last night was the last class of my four week gum paste class at Michaels.  It was Course 4, the new Advanced gum paste.  The class was a lot of fun and I'm really pleased at the flowers that we learned.  Mostly I wanted to make the Stargazer Lily, and it doesn't disappoint.  The only thing I would do differently if I had the chance, would be to bring a cake to the final class to put the bouquet on.  I know the course doesn't require it, but it would have been a fitting end, given the finished product.  Here are the different parts made in advance of class four.

The little filler flowers with an ivy leaf.  The blossoms learned in class are alright, but I prefer hand pulled blossoms.

The stephanotis were fun to make.  I could see doing a bouquet of these with the buds and leaves only.  I mean to dust these with some pearl dust.  

These are the petals for the lily that we made in class three.  I made an extra set, in case of breakage.   We learned to colour the petals and assemble them last night.   Luckily, none have broken so I will make another bouquet and hopefully get a cake together.

The lily leaves after steaming.  The sheen doesn't really last though.

The finished spray.  See how it needs a cake?

Close up of the lily.  I made a different set of stamens as I din't think the ones by Wilton were as natural looking as I would have liked.  These are not that difficult to form by hand.


Jill said...

I am, as always, blown away by these.

Anonymous said...

I heard corn meal on fondant is best for stamens for the real effect.