Today, I’m talking about sugar roses… probably one of the most popular flowers to adorn a wedding cake… but they do take some time to master.
Small sugar roses
Establishing my business in July 2009, initially supplying tea rooms and farm shops with my cupcakes and layer cakes, I ventured into creating wedding cakes six months later in 2010 and have been making sugar roses ever since. I started off small, simply following the instructions in my rose petal cutter set, and by 2011 I was happy with my small sugar roses in that I could consistently make them well…
Large sugar roses
In 2012 I progressed to larger blooms and, alongside fulfilling wedding commissions and honing my other sugarcraft skills, started practising…tweaking, and practising…and tweaking…until I was finally completely satisfied with them in 2014…Or so I thought. I subsequently decided I could improve upon them (my petals were still too ‘clunky’) so practised some more and in 2016 created a large sugar rose I was thoroughly happy with…to adorn this wedding cake…
Large Sugar Rose Tutorial
Yes, being happy with my large sugar roses took a while. So it doesn’t take you so long I decided to create a sugar rose tutorial, which I launched in May this year. It’s for a sweet-avalanche style rose and comprises twenty-four pages of fully-illustrated, step-by-step instructions, beautifully captured by Amanda Manby Photography, and I’m thrilled so many have chosen to buy it! Here are a few teaser shots from the tutorial itself…
I’m planning more tutorials in the future… hopefully a David Austin rose… lots….
and lots…and lots of petals!
Please feel free to check out my Tuition page for further details of my tutorials and sugarcraft tuition I offer!
With love, Amanda x