Sweet Seasons: Fall Foliage
Create stunning sugar berries, leaves and pumpkins with guidance from renowned sugar artist Nicholas Lodge. First, learn how to make the center of beautiful bittersweet berries. Then, add natural-looking husks, color your berries and assemble them on a branch for an impressive effect. Up next, Nicholas shows you how to make large, wired leaves with an intricate internal support system that only looks like it was difficult to create. Plus, find out how to dust and distress your leaves for a dramatic effect. Finally, learn how to create a festive, hand-modeled pumpkin using skills that can be transferred to any fall gourd you wish. And, combine all of your elements for cakes everyone will fall in love with.
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
Start your mini-class with Nicholas Lodge by creating the bittersweet berry center. Then, craft the characteristic husk in a variety of autumnal stages. Plus, add color and assemble your berries on a branch for botanic realism that's sure to set your work apart.
Learn how to create large wired leaves with an intricate internal support system and bring out the dramatic beauty of the season with professional dusting techniques. You'll also learn additional distressing effects for eye-catching results.
Learn how to make a small, hand-modeled pumpkin that can be easily transformed into the fall gourd of your choosing.
Finally, find out how to incorporate your fall berries, leaves and pumpkins into beautiful cake designs!