I am getting some of sharon's dvd's for mother's day. I want to start making gumpaste flowers, but my gp never seems to turn out right. I made it from scratch once and from the mix you add water to another time. I really need a good dvd that lays it all out there for you! Thanks!
Jennifer Dontz is also very helpful. She doesn't have a DVD (on gumpaste), but she sells tons of cutters and she is a tremendous help with any questions you might have. I mention her any time I can because she is just so wonderful. You should try contacting her. Here's her website.
I have Michele Foster's DVD and it is excellent. If you have specific types of flowers you want to learn, check out Nicholas Lodge's DVD's. He does two flowers on most of his, so they are extremely detailed and he is a fantastic teacher ... roses and wedding cake techniques. sunflower and hydrangea, gardenia and peony.
As far as making the gumpaste goes, Nic has a recipe on his website that is very easy to make. I used the powder because I thought it would be easiest, but his is simple and it is much better than what I have used in the past. You will need tylose. If you don't have a cake decorating store close that sells it (I don't), you can get it online from most supply vendors.
Thank you all so much for the info...my hubby is starting to get the hint that I want cake stuff for presents! I will check those out. I'm sure this question has been asked before, so thank you for answering anyway! I really appreciate it!