I really enjoyed taking this course the most out of the 4 Wilton Cake decorating classes. It was about Advanced Gum Paste Flowers where I learned how to create delicate and lifelike flowers.
Michaels in Lakewood NY offered it last month and they are offering it again this month for those who live near the area and wants to take this class.
On the first Wednesday class, I learned how to wrap a florist wire with a florist tape. It’s important to do this as the wire is made of steel and non-edible. I forgot to take a picture of the gum paste Gerbera daisy that I made using the daisy cutters that were included in the student kit. BTW, if you want to take the class, you have to buy the student kit and the guide/manual too! You will also need Gum paste. I bought the pre-made Gum paste by Wilton. We also wire the tiny blossom flowers which are also gumpaste and cut using the small blossom cutters, and the sweet pea centers on the first Wednesday. I will post the pictures of the sweet pea blossoms on my next posts.
On the second Wednesday class, I learned how to wire gum paste ivy leaves. There was an ivy leaf cutter and to add veining, you have to use the leaf impression mat. I added pearl dust on mine to make the leaves look wet or realistic.
This is the small blossom that I made. I only made this one and only blossom, out of the 4 days I took the class. It’s really cute especially when you add a pearl stamen inside or at the center of the blossom. I only made one because it’s very tiny (smaller than my thumb nail) and you will use one wire per blossom.
Also, on the second Wednesday class, I learned how to make the leaves and petals for the Star Gazer lily (in the first picture above) and this Briar roses. It took 2 weeks for the briar rose and the lily leaves/petals to really get hard candy. I didn’t learn how to assemble the leaves and add final touches on the briar rose until the fourth Wednesday of the class.
Stay tuned! I will post more pictures of the 3rd and 4th day updates in this course in my next posts (I got to arrange all flowers in a spray or bouquet). Winks!