Im just starting to learn gumpaste flowers. What is the best way to learn? I bought the Wilton book and cutter set, but the book gives really horrible directions and pictures. Any tips would be great
Rylan has a thread of many different flower tutorials that have some great information.
My advice is to search the web, there are many great you tube vidoes as well.
One thing I have learned is that no two people do things the exact same way so play around until you find the way that works best for you, even if it is a cross between what others do.
Nic Lodge has some great vidoes and instructions as do some other greats out there.
What kind of flower are you wanting to do?
if you want books, alan dunns are great too.
for me, the best way to learn was a class - it gave me the basic principles, so now im confident i can attempt most flowers.
probably could have just read it, but it would have taken longer.
and although the videos on you tube (look up toedna, very good!) are helpful i liked getting the help and attention as i went along.
you need to figure it out for your self what the best way for you to learn - try everything you can and it will stick!