Modern Sugar Flowers


Contemporary cake decorating with elegant gum paste flowers

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New in Paperback, Modern Sugar Flowers; Learn the secrets of sugar floristry with Petalsweet Cakes founder Jacqueline Butler. In her exquisite and accessible 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 18 stunning sugar flowers in various stages of bloom, as well as flower buds and leaves, using the clean and contemporary color palette that Jacqueline’s work is known for. 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 working on pre-made styrofoam cake toppers and separators.

Lavishly illustrated with over 600 photos, this inspirational and practical step-by-step cake decorating book will be your go-to reference on sugar flowers for years to come.

Reviews of the Hardback version:

“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

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Dimensions 276 × 210 mm

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Contemporary cake decorating with elegant gum paste flowers


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