Last days of Summer by Jan Berry
Elderberries can be used in summer sprays, in the green form, late summer in a pink form to the nearly black in autumn. They are a fantastic filler flower and can be made in advance and stored, they give a different airy effect to any arrangement.
Elderberries look beautiful with any autumnal flowers, lovely in any bridal arrangement or anniversary cake.
You will need:
Paste colours – Sugarflair – Ruby
Dusting Powders:, Edable Art – Dogwood Red, Aubergine, Crafty Colours – Port wine
Flower Paste – Diamond platinum Antique White
Small Rolling Pin
35, 33 gauge wires
Green and white Floristry tape
sugar glue or egg white
Let’s Chat with Jan
Q. Your flowers are simply stunning, what is your favourite flower and why
A. I don’t have a particular favourite, however, Rudbeckia are one of my favourites as they are the last to flower going into autumn.
Q. The new floral category with a firework theme at Cake International November show was an inspired idea from you, what are you hoping to see in this category?
A. I want to be able to stand in front of the piece and think ‘Wow Fireworks!’, to see the competitors’ imagination shine through, how they interpret the class schedule, also the balance, colour and of course the skills they have used.
Q. What tips would you give to an artist wanting to learn how to create sugar flowers?
A. Have the subject in real life next to you, walk around gardens, garden centres etc, also attend classes if possible, you don’t have to pay a fortune to learn, also learn to be observant.