I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I would like to learn how to make more gumpast and royal icing flowers, etc. Can anyone recommend a website, books, etc?
Also... where can I buy premade gumpaste flowers? I was looking at a cake photo on this site, and the author said she bought her flowers at Sam's Club??? That was news to me... I have never even seen gupast flowers there!
Any hekp would be appreciated!
Some Sam's clubs do have gumpaste arangements on their cakes. It's totally up to the bakery manager if they will sell them to you. They have to have advance notice.
Here are some links to threads here
Hope this helps!
For royal flowers probably Wilton's level 3 classes.
For gumpaste, there are lots of b ooks and videos (DVD?) available. My fav book is (i think it's by) Faye Gardner. I'm not around my books so I can't check it out. An ything by Nic Lodge is great.
As for buying flowers at Sam's......hehe - what I did once was buy their cake (10x4" round) and take the bouquet off. Actually I wanted to see what their cakes were like. Not too b ad; I've had much worse Only certain, big Sam's clubs have a bakery which is where you would get the flowers.
Kakeladi is right you do learn RI flowers in Course 3 but only for 1 of the 4 nights (I just finished class 3 of course 3 tonight and that's what we did). Course 2 however is nothing but RI flowers (3 of the 4 classes you learn how to make the RI flowers and on the last class you put them together on your cake and learn how to do basketweaving and a rope border). HTH!
Someone on CC recently pointed someone to a website called
www.discountsugarflowers.com there flowers seem very very reasonably priced, I have not ordered from them yet, but want to in the near future.
Bohnlo... that site is EXACTLY what I am looking for! Thank you!!!
I am actually a Wilton instructor, but I don't always have the time to make RI flowers. LOL!
I will have to check my Sam's Club to see if they have gumpaste flowers... I don't think I have ever seen them there.
lasvegasmamma your very welcome, let me know if you order from them how you liked the product. I just can't decide what to order they have so many different things!!