Wired Sugar Roses Class

Learn how to create classically elegant wired roses in this one-day class.

Class Dates All of our scheduled classes are now fully booked.
Please contact us to find out when the next ones are planned.

Class Details Tutor: Louise Wilson
Time: 10am - 4pm
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Cost: £140
Equipment: All equipment, and flower paste will be provided.
Class size: This class has a maximum of 6 students.

What will you learn in this class?
  • Using different flowerpastes and the benefits of making your own
  • Using cutters correctly to achieve a sharp edge
  • Using veiners to create realistic markings on petals and leaves
  • Colouring flowerpaste
  • Making your own glue
  • Understanding florists wires and tapes
  • Attaching wires to leaves and petals
  • Make berries using a clever method for attaching wires
  • Learn to use your tools to manipulate flowerpaste into naturalistic floral details
  • Create beautiful semi, and full roses
  • Make natural rose buds
  • Create amazingly realistic leaves
  • Use dust colours to effectively colour your flowers, buds and foliage
  • How to use confectioners glaze effectively
  • The benefits of steaming
  • Neat and secure taping using florist tape
  • Make natural stems of rose leaves
  • Combine your berries, buds and flowers effectively, with stems of leaves into a beautiful spray
  • Using ribbons to enhance your flowers
  • Learn to rescue breakages
  • Learn many tricks of the trade from a very experienced sugar flower artist Louise Wilson

Why should you come to this class? This class will teach you how to create each petal, colour them, wire them together and create a beautiful spray that you can take home with you and use on a cake of your choice.

During this class you will learn how to cut rose petals with and without the use of cutters, how to work with flower paste (including colouring the paste), painting and dusting the petals to give a beautiful autumn glow.

You will also learn how to create a realistic looking set of rose leaves, and several sets of hypericum buds, with the final stage being wiring it all together to create a pretty spray that can be used on any cake.

What will you need to bring to this class? We will supply the flowerpaste, plus all the equipment and box to take your flowers home in!

Please bring a packed lunch with you. The Cake Makery will provide tea, coffee and cold refreshments as needed!

What will you take home from this class? You will make one large open rose, three smaller roses and two buds to go along with the hypericum and foliage. You can choose the colour of your roses, which you will take home with you at the end of the class.

We will provide you with a box to take your flowers home in.

Each student will also be given our 34 page, and very detailed PDF (emailed to you after the class) that we wrote to accompany this class, giving full instructions and lots of useful photos to help remind you of what you learned in class.

Class Level This class is for beginners and anyone who wants to learn hwo to create beautiful wired roses using flowerpaste.

Class Times This is a six hour class that runs from 10am to 4pm over one day. It has a maximum of six students, allowing us to give you more personalised teaching and attention.

These photos show the beautiful flowers you will create during this class
Class dates All of our scheduled classes are now fully booked.
Please contact us to find out when the next ones are planned.

About your teacher Lou grew up baking and decorating cakes for fun with the family. Her first Christmas cake was made when she was just 15.

Lou's training was originally in graphic design and illustration, and she spent 10 years working in graphics and running her own business. There were always amazing cakes for family and friends' special occasions!

However the arrival of Lou's two children was life changing. A new home-based occupation needed to be found and the old love of baking combined with the natural artistic talent, lead to the birth of Lou's Amazing Cakes.

After more than 20 years of commercial cake decorating, many people have asked after Lou's skills. Amazed that people wanted to learn from her, Lou was tentative when she first started demonstrating her sugarcraft, but quickly found it rewarding and enjoyable. She is an accredited demonstrator for the British Sugarcraft Guild and regularly demos for them around the UK.

When Elly called Lou in early 2011, it came at a time when Lou was rethinking the balance of her business. Lou was considering teaching and passing on her skills on a more full time basis, but still wishing to continue some commercial work as Lou's Amazing Cakes. Meeting with Elly made that development easy and sparked the start of an exciting new sugarcraft school - The Cake Makery.

Lou still makes amazing cakes for customers and now also enjoys passing on her years of experience and knowledge of sugarcraft. She is also regularly featured in Squires Kitchen's Wedding magazine, is one of the Wedding Cake Showroom entrants at the annual Squires Exhibition in Farnham, and won Gold and First Place for her painting on cakes entry in this year’s competition at the show.

The Cake Makery is delighted to have Lou as our head teacher, and she leads the way with her informative classes, leaving her students buzzing with the confidence to go home and use their new skills and tips to create their own amazing cakes.

One day you will wake up
and there won't be any more time to
do the things you always wanted.
Do it now!
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