Learn how to create a gumpaste calla lily, a trumpet lily and a Stargazer oriental lily, with step-by-step guidance from renowned sugar artist Nicholas Lodge. First, build large and small variations of the classic calla lily, from hand-formed centers to the large petal and even a realistic dusting of color. Then, make popular trumpet and oriental lilies, starting with their delicate centers. Nicholas shares expert techniques for forming the outer petals into that signature trumpet shape and for coloring your flower for a realistic effect. And he demonstrates how to make six wired petals for your oriental lilies and how to recreate their dramatic colors. Plus, find out how to build lifelike lily stems using materials you already have in your kitchen. Finally, discover the secrets to finishing your gumpaste lilies, including how to add realistic buds and leaves and create simple arrangements for show-stopping cakes.
Nicholas Lodge is one of the top instructors in the current generation of sugarcraft artists. The author of numerous books, Nicholas teaches and demonstrates his unique skills around the world. Over the years his teaching tours have taken him to 26 countries. He is internationally known not only for his mastery of sugar art, but also for the quality of his demonstrations and classes, at which he inspires enthusiasm in everyone who attends. He is also a popular judge for sugar art events around the globe. A native Brit, Nicholas founded the International Sugar Art Collection school near Atlanta, Georgia, where he teaches his signature sugar flower classes. His product line, the International Sugar Art Collection, features more than 400 specialized tools and piece of equipment. ISAC boasts a sister school in Tokyo, Japan, where Nicholas spends 16 weeks of the year teaching. He also spends time in Chicago, where he is a regular instructor at the prestigious French Pastry School's L'Art de Gateau program.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet sugar artist Nicholas Lodge and learn to make a small and large calla lily. Start by learning how to hand-form the center, or spadix. Then, create the large petal, or spathe, and add a subtle dusting of color for botanic authenticity. Plus, find out how to make beautifully hued calla lilies in deep eggplant, coral and even green.
Up next, learn how to make realistic centers for both trumpet and oriental stargazer lilies. You'll find out how to expertly add pollen to a pre-made stamen, hand-form a characteristic T-shaped stamen and shape the long center pistil. Then, wire it all together to make the centers to both of these beautiful lilies.
Discover the secrets to making the wired and fully dried inner petals for your lilies. Find out how to shape fresh outer petals into the signature trumpet shape and explore the simple coloring that goes into these beautiful blooms.
Stargazer lilies are noted for their dramatic color and markings. Learn how to create their six wired petals and add a dusting of color to this amazing blossom. Plus, master a tiger lily variation before assembling these show-stopping beauties like a pro.
With Nicholas' guidance, make buds for both your trumpet and oriental lilies. First, discover how to color each type. Then, find out how to create realistic thick lily stems from an item you probably already have in your kitchen!
Finish your trumpet and stargazer lilies as you make leaves to add foliage accents. Then, add simple but realistic coloring and finish your flowers by learning how to wire a simple arrangement.