Sugar Flowers for Cake Designs
Learn how to decorate cakes with beautifully realistic flowers made from gum paste.
Is there anything sweeter than making your own edible bouquet of flowers? Cake artist and specialty cake shop owner Nasima Alam is here to teach you how to make any cake blossom with your own custom designs.
Discover how to create an arrangement of sugar flowers to decorate your baked goods. Explore materials and techniques to make a delicious work of art that will impress your guests until the last bite.
Begin by getting to know Nasima and her journey as a self-taught cake artist. As founder of her own bespoke cake company Sweet Drops of Heaven, she shares her influences and the inspiration that have shaped her work.
Nasima goes through all the ingredients and tools needed to make an array of sugar flowers. Get inspired by looking at mood boards of cake designs and floral compositions. Choose the color palette and the types of flowers you like best before drafting your design.
Explore how to create a classic sugar rose by kneading, rolling, cutting, and wiring the gum paste. Nasima guides you step-by-step through each technique in order to produce quality results. Next, create a more complex open peony flower by learning how to make ruffled petals.
Discover how to make a David Austin rose, a famous English flower, by learning cutting techniques based on the thickness of each petal. Apply the ruffling techniques learned previously, then assemble and curl the outer petals. Add some variety to your arrangement by learning how to make sugar leaves, berries, and filler flowers.