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Series: Kew Books

The Kew Book of Sugar Flowers


How to make beautiful floral cake decorations by Cassie Brown

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexibinding with flaps
  • Publication: 25 May 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214960
  • Carton Qty: N/A
  • Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Illustrations: 550
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $24.95
  • Series: Kew Books
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'A beautifully presented book; The Kew Book of Sugar Flowers by Cassie Brown is both inspiring and educational, containing all the guidance you will need to create a series of sugar flower arrangements.' British Sugarcraft News 

A beautiful, clear and concise guide to crafting realistic flowers and leaves in flower paste (gum paste).

In the Kew Book of Sugar Flowers, sugarcraft specialist Cassie Brown teaches you how to craft stunning, authentic-looking flowers and foliage using flower paste (gum paste).
Learn how to create beautiful bouquets and stunning sprays, from the early stages of germinating your ideas taking inspiration from nature and making moulds from real flowers and leaves to creating floral cake decorations with an exotic or wild flower theme for a special occasion. Through clear and concise step-by-step instructions, Cassie explains every facet of crafting sugar flowers, from gaining an appreciation of the flower itself, to preparing the flower paste and colouring it to wiring the flowers into an attractive and realistic bouquet.
There is a veritable garden of delights to choose from, from ornate orchids to delicate daisies. The method for crafting each individual flower is demonstrated in stunning detail beginning with an 'exploded flower' photograph that illustrates each of the individual components and working through the techniques and tricks that Cassie herself applies to create her stunning floral displays.
The Kew Book of Sugar Flowers is the perfect book for the established sugarcrafter looking to develop their skills and take their cake-decorating capabilities to the next level. Readers with a particular interest in flowers and plants will also love this book for its painstaking recreation of flora in flower paste (gum paste), and the book is endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew giving extra credibility to the stunning realism of the flowers that Cassie Brown has recreated.
Foreword by Eddie Spence M.B.E. Eddie Spence MBE has enjoyed an illustrious career in confectionery and cake design and his superior skills have earned him the opportunity to decorate many cakes for the royal family, including Her Majesty the Queen herself.

Table of Contents

Foreword (by Eddie Spence MBE)
Materials & tools
Before you begin


The Flowers:

Cambria Orchid

Cymbidium Orchid 

Phalaenopsis Orchid


Parrot Tulip

Calla Lily

Anthurium Lily

Bridal Gladioli

Flame Lily

Tea Clipper Rose

Dog Rose




Ox-eye Daisy





Sweet Pea



Sea Holly Thistle

Making a teasel



Leaves, shoots & embellishments:

Hosta Leaves

Pygmy Date Palm




Twisted Grass


Japonica Leaf

Pine Cone

Chilli Peppers and Flowers 

The compositions:

Christmas Delight

Exotic Arrangement

Wedding Posy

Wildflower Cascade 


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