Open Roses Sugar Flower Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Open Roses Sugar Flower
with Ashwini Sarabhai
Skill level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 13
Decorating time: 3 hours (Excluding drying time required for the petals and leaves)
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Ashwini makes her open rose in just one minute!

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Some of the best bits from the full course.

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1. Tools & Ingredients

Get to know the tools, ingredients and materials required to make these lovely flowers.

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2. Making the center stamens

Ashwini starts working on the flower by making the center stamens first.

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3. Making the Petals

In this lesson, we learn to make petals. Ashwini shows how to create a new shape for these petals using the regular tear drop cutters. We will need 2-3 inner petals, 5 small size and 6 big size petals.

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4. Dusting Petals

Here Ashwini shows her way of dusting petals to get a realistic look.

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5. Assembling the flower

The petals are now all arranged together to make a lovely flower.

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6. Calyx

Here Ashwini shows how to make the Calyx for the flower.

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7. Making the Leaves

Here Ashwini shows how to make leaves using the groove board.

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8. Dusting Leaves,Calyx and Glazing

In this lesson, Ashwini shows how to dust leaves with multiple colours giving a very natural look. She also shows her way of glazing the leaves.

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9. Assembling the leaves and Finishing touches

Finally, Ashwini assembles the leaves together and gives finishing touches to the stems. She also puts together the leaves and the flower.

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10. Other Ideas

Ashwini shares some other ideas for making Open Roses.

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11. PRO Lesson

Everything a Pro needs to know about pricing and a faster way to make the petals.

Open Roses Sugar Flower Making Tutorial

Learn to make beautiful Open Roses in this tutorial from renowned Cake Artist Ashwini Sarabhai. Ashwini tells us more about open roses and all the techniques she will be teaching in this tutorial.

These are such pretty flowers, sure to stand out on any cake or arrangement!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Create and shape petals using the everyday tear drop cutters
  • Make the center stamens
  • Dust petals and leaves to get a realistic natural look.
  • Wire the petals and leaves and assemble them to make a stunning open rose
  • and much, much more

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Ashwini Sarabhai

Ashwini Sarabhai

An award winning cake artist, Ashwini, is the name behind “The Dream Cakes”. She has been working on Cake Art for more than a decade and her style of decorating cakes is unique and has been acknowledged across the globe.   She is an Approved Teacher by the prestigious International Cake Exploration Society, ICES An innovator, she is the Pioneer to have started India’s first Online Cake Academy in 2012 and since then she has trained thousands of students in Virtual demonstrations and workshops. Apart from her own academy, The Dream Cakes, Ashwini’s Tutorials have also been featured and are a part of the Cakeflix and Sugar Street Studios – Cake Decorating Academies in the UK. Along with this, she has also held classes and demonstrations at various Cake shows.   She was also instrumental in launching Sugar Magazine, India’s first cake art magazine to showcase and promote the immense talent in India. She has been awarded the Top 10 Cake Artist in India by Cake Masters Magazine, UK for 2 years in a row, 2017 and 2018.   Ashwini was also the finalist in the prestigious Cake Masters Magazine Awards 2018 and 2019, aka Cake Oscars, in the Sugar Flowers Category.   She has been on the judging panel for Cake awards and competitions across the globe (Indian Cake Awards, Top 100 India Homebakers Awards, ByBora International Online Competition and many more ). She has been featured in many National/International magazines, newspapers and TV Shows. Ashwini was a part of the team of Artists to work on the Incredible India Welcome display at Cake International, Birmingham, UK - 2019.   Diversifying and making use of her experience and knowledge, she has entered the product manufacturing segment and has successfully launched a first of its kind in the world, unique and versatile product named ShineLine. This is a ready to use metallic piping gel which aims at making work easy and brilliant for a cake decorator.
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