Learning Gum-Paste Flowers

Decorating By JillK Updated 6 Apr 2011 , 12:58pm by Cupcations

JillK Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 1:53pm
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I'm posting this here instead of "How do I ..." because it's less a question of "How do I ..." than "Where can I ..." icon_rolleyes.gif

At any rate, does anyone have any recommendations? I would love an actual live class (it's much easier for me to dedicate time like that than getting away from the kiddos to do online tutorials, etc. icon_razz.gif), but I haven't been able to find anything nearby my location in good 'ol Western New York.

I'm more than willing to do a short road trip ... (and by the way, we're closer here to Toronto than New York City, in more ways than one!) Pittsburgh and Cleveland are also at least possiblities.

Barring that, could anyone recommend good online tutorials?

Thanks!

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isabow2 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 2:06pm
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If you haven't already found them, Tonedna has some GREAT tutorials on YouTube on flowers, letters & just about everything! icon_wink.gif

SUELA Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 2:28pm
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Some Wilton instructors at Michaels teach a gumpaste flowers course. There may also be ones offered through community education, or at Bulk Barns, although there are not many that appear to teach. There may also be someone at the Michaels in Niagara Falls area.

weirkd Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 2:42pm
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JillK, there will be a class held in October by Jennifer Dontz actually in NY I think! She has a two day hands on class and teaches like five or six different flowers. You can see her schedule at jenniferdontz.com.

Juds Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 2:56pm
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Not sure how close Klara(Cambridge, Ont) is to you but here's a link to her site anyway.

http://www.klarajohnsons.com/

I did some classes with her years ago and she was great.
Hopes this helps

mbt4955 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 3:01pm
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JillK, this link is to Flour Confections in Pickering, Ontario. They have some amazing classes scheduled including Elisa Strauss, Toba Garrett and Bronwen Weber. Jennifer Dontz will be there in April, but her class must be full because it isn't showing up on the website anymore.

http://www.flourconfections.ca/learn.html

Jennifer will be in Ottawa, CA at the end of May teaching a gumpaste flower class. You might check out this site since you are so close to Canada. It looks like people from CA and the US are both posting.

http://www.cakescanada.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=5

weirkd Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 3:06pm
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Jen cancelled some classes and that may of been one of them. But I know she said she was doing the October one with one of the girls that was in the class she had at my house last year. But if you check her website, it should have her schedule on it. If not, email her!

mbt4955 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 3:06pm
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I just saw this on CakesCanada.com ...

ALAN DUNN

For those of you in TORONTO...yes ...you too will "have" him.....
Demos on May 4th ........afternoon and evening
2 1/2 day class May 5-7
Demos on May 8

Location T.B.A.
TENTATIVE PRICING
the DEMOS are 2 1/2 hours in length..........$50.00
the 2 day classes...........$400.00
2 1/2 day classes...........$450.00
I don't have the info as yet on "where" for Toronto

TENTATIVELY...
Demo flowers.....Parrot tulip,Day lily,Nomocharis Lily.......
2 day workshop ...Singapore Sling,Auricula, Rosette Succulent
2 1/2 day ....Lotus arrangement,Paphia, and Trailing Pea Flowers...

Anybody interested...I'm keeping a list for Levon...
you can email me if you wish

[email protected]

editing again...maybe put "Alan Dunn" in the subject line so I don't "spam" you icon_smile.gif

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My daughter lives in Toronto, so taking a class there is a definite option for me. That is why I keep an eye on things that are happening up there. icon_smile.gif

mbt4955 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 3:07pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by weirkd

Jen cancelled some classes and that may of been one of them. But I know she said she was doing the October one with one of the girls that was in the class she had at my house last year. But if you check her website, it should have her schedule on it. If not, email her!




or just PM her ... JenniferMI ... she is wonderful about responding. icon_smile.gif

mbt4955 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 3:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by weirkd

Jen cancelled some classes and that may of been one of them. But I know she said she was doing the October one with one of the girls that was in the class she had at my house last year. But if you check her website, it should have her schedule on it. If not, email her!




You are right - I just saw this on CakesCanada.

Hey everyone

Some bad news - unfortunately due to personal reasons Jennifer Dontz has had to cancel this class. I will keep you up to date should it be rescheduled, but it may not be until 2010

Lisa

JenniferMI Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 3:13pm
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Hi!

YES! I will be in New Jersey October 17/18 (Cliffside Park, NJ) doing my sugar flower class titled Berries and Blossoms. It is a two day class. If you would like more info, just e-mail me. I can send you pics of the flowers/berries, too. This class is in a condo overlooking New York City. OMG, I can't wait!!!! I've never been to NY city.

Sweet regards,

Jennifer Dontz icon_smile.gif

all4cake Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 3:17pm
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I combined two tutorials...one for the gerbera daisy and one for a daisy daisy to get a gerbera daisy I was after...not so punch-cut looking...


mbt4955 Posted 17 Mar 2009 , 3:50pm
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These daisy tutorials are great. I'm going to toss the ones I did on Sunday night and start over ... icon_cry.gif

AngelaMota Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 12:23am
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Andrea sweet cakes does great classes in toronto. Check her out on facebook at sweetcakers or check flickr under Andrea Sullivan sweet cakes

gypsycake Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 12:52pm
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Thanks for posting such useful information. We are making our fist Gerbera Daisy this week and appreciate all the help.

Cupcations Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 12:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JillK

I'm posting this here instead of "How do I ..." because it's less a question of "How do I ..." than "Where can I ..." icon_rolleyes.gif

At any rate, does anyone have any recommendations? I would love an actual live class (it's much easier for me to dedicate time like that than getting away from the kiddos to do online tutorials, etc. icon_razz.gif), but I haven't been able to find anything nearby my location in good 'ol Western New York.

I'm more than willing to do a short road trip ... (and by the way, we're closer here to Toronto than New York City, in more ways than one!) Pittsburgh and Cleveland are also at least possiblities.

Barring that, could anyone recommend good online tutorials?

Thanks!




Check out the "Tons of FREE FLOWER TUTORIALS! Check It Out!! " by Rylan in the "how do i "section (sticky)

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