What you get
- 30 full HD video lessons of more than 10 class hours.
- Can be accessed from everywhere on all devices.
- Very detailed instructions in close-ups on how to make gum paste that is so translucent, pliable and easy to blend for very pure-looking & more realistic flowers as well as the ones with exotic ombre shades on their petals without any painting involved.
- Full detail material worksheets.
- Quick responses from the instructor.
- Continuous support to resolve any single technical issue arising.
World-renowned cake artist & instructor, Jessica MV will introduce a modified method of making gum paste that she has developed from the famous recipe by Nicholas Lodge. There will be some adaptation in the process of making with the same ingredients to make the paste purer, translucent, slower in drying even in super dry working room or weather.
It also has some other advantages that you may want to try. As sugar flower makers, we all may experience the fact that though our hands, tools & working counter are completely clean, while we work with gum paste, the paste will catch a lot of fibers & dust that sometimes we don’t know where they are from & this puts us in quite a lot of stress. Now with this adapted version of home-made gum paste, you will feel much more comfortable as the paste will behave so much better & you can become unafraid of not being quick enough before the paste gets dry & becomes useless.
The modified gum paste Jessica makes also blends very well and you can create ombre colors without complex painting or dusting techniques.
Jessica will show you how to make the paste & all the steps in making a pure peony with four bud styles & leaves, a dahlia with buds & leaves to create a romantic collection then cover two exotic flowers in ombre colors achieved by blending the paste; rose and peony that have glowing effect.
You will recognise how versatile the new gum paste is with a lot of artistic textures such as 2-in-1 effect: the crackled decaying leaves an mosaic art or the ruffles with crackles on their background & the exotic rock textures.
Also, you will learn the artistic flower sculptures on cake canvas. As you know, traditional gum apste often dries very fast, so it’s quite hard for modelling work. But this modified version of the paste will set you free from the stress. Being slower in drying anf easy to blend seamlessly are two of its advantages and these strong points will reflect in the designs taught in this course. You will be able to craft very intricate details from the chrysanthemums to the thistles and all tiny details to add a lot more depth to a dramatic design.
Hope you enjoy the flower journey with Jessica on cakejess.com!
- Lessons 31
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 183
- Assessments Yes
Session 1: Making gum paste
Session 2: Pure romantic flowers
- Lesson 2.1: Making peony pistils & stamen
- Lesson 2.2: Making peony non-wired center layers
- Lesson 2.3: Making peony wired outer layers & calyx
- Lesson 2.4: Making, dusting & glazing peony leaves
- Lesson 2.5: Making peony buds in 4 styles
- Lesson 2.6: Dusting, highlighlighting & glazing buds & flower calyx
- Lesson 2.7: Making a classic dahlia: Forming the center bud & making the center layers
- Lesson 2.8: Making dahlia outer layers & calyx
- Lesson 2.9: Making, dusting & glazing dahlia leaves
- Lesson 2.10: Making, dusting & glazing the bud & finishing off
Section 3: Exotic Ombre Flowers
- Lesson 3.1: Blending ombre paste & peony center layers
- Lesson 3.2: Making dual tone peony outer layers
- Lesson 3.3: Making & dusting peony calyx
- Lesson 3.4: Blending ombre paste & making rose center layers
- Lesson 3.5: Making ombre rose outer layers & calyx
- Lesson 3.6: Making, dusting & glazing rose leaves & Finishing off
Session 4: Modified gum paste textures
- Lesson 4.1: Blending the paste
- Lesson 4.2: Making crackled multicolor leaves
- Lesson 4.3: Creating mosaic effect
- Lesson 4.4: Creating rock textures
- Lesson 4.5: Making crackled ruffles
- Lesson 4.6: Sculpting chrysanthemum flowers
- Lesson 4.7: Sculpting chrysanthemum branches & leaves
- Lesson 4.8: Sculpting tropical buds & leaves
- Lesson 4.9: Sculpting tropical flowers
- Lesson 4.10: Making lichens
- Lesson 4.11: Sculpting thistle flowers & calyxes
- Lesson 4.12: Making thistle leaves & finishing off
Hi Jess, is this modified gumpaste good flowers in humid weather? thank you!
It stands humidity quite well compared to commercial gum paste.