Sugar Flower Arranging Gardenia and Blueberries Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Sugar Flower Arranging Gardenia and Blueberries
with Ashwini Sarabhai
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 22
Decorating time: 5 hours (Excluding drying time required for the petals and leaves)
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Watch Ashwini make her beautiful flowers and berries in just one minute!

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In this video, we show some highlights from the full course.

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1. Colouring gumpaste

In this lesson, Ashwini shows how to colour the gumpaste subtly.

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2. Choosing cutters

Knowing the right size of cutters is the key to making the perfect flower. Ashwini helps decide the cutter sizes.

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3. Spiral center

In this Lesson, Ashwini shows us how to make the intriguing spiral centre of the flower, in an easy way.

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4. Making wired petals

Here we see how to wire the outer layer petals.

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5. Assembling the petals

Ashwini now puts together all the petals and forms the flower.

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6. Calyx

In this lesson, Ashwini shows her quick and easy way of making the delicate calyx for the flower.

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7. Stem

Ashwini now creates the stem for this flower.

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8. Buds

Ashwini now works on the buds and also creates the stem for these.

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9. Calyx for the buds

In this lesson, Ashwini shows how to make the delicate calyx for the bud.

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10. Dusting calyx and attaching

Here Ashwini shows us how to dust the calyx and also to them to the flower.

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11. Making gardenia leaves

In this lesson, Ashwini shows us how to make the leaves with and without a template. 

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12. Dusting and glazing the leaves

In this lesson, we learn to dust the leaves to get a natural look. Ashwini shows us her way of glazing the leaves to get a subtle shine.

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13. Finishing and assembly

All the elements of the flower are now ready and put together.

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14. Making blueberry

In this Lesson, Ashwini shows us how to make the sweet and easy Blueberry.

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15. Dusting blueberries

We now see how to dust the blueberries with multiple petal dusts.

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16. Making leaves

Learn to make wired leaves for the blueberry with and without templates.

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17. Dusting leaves and glazing

Ashwini now shows her way of dusting and glazing the leaves.

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18. Finishing the blueberry bunch

Ashwini now assembles all the elements together to form a lovely bunch of sweet blueberries.

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19. Other ideas

Ashwini shares some other ideas for making and arranging these pretty Gardenia and Blueberries.

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20. PRO Lesson

Everything a Pro needs to know about pricing these flowers.

Sugar Flower Arranging Gardenia and Blueberries

Weddings and special occasion cakes get a beautiful look and grace when adorned with flowers. There are many ways in which Flowers can be arranged on cakes. This is part one of an incredible two part tutorial. Renowned Cake and Sugar Flower Artist, Ashwini Sarabhai, will show us how to make some of these flowers and arrange them on a cake.

Part 1, is composed of detailed Gardenia and Blueberries with foliage. Perfect white flowers, gardenias come in many sizes and can be used for many arrangements. Blueberries give a lovely pop of colour and are used as fillers.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Make the intricate Gardenia flower centre and put it together,
  • Make the pretty petals, calyx, stem, Buds and how to dust them,
  • Make and colour Blueberries,
  • Make leaves for Gardenias and Blueberries, dust and glaze to give them a shine,
  • 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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