I want to buy a book on how to do sugar flowers (step-by-step). There are so many out there and I don't want to spend money buying the "wrong" ones.
I am going to pick up the new wilton sugar flower/ gumpaste starter kit today and it comes with a book....I will let you know how it is =)
50% off at Michaels today so I can't wait to go get it!
I just couldn't imagine spending money on sugar flowers with the enormous amount of step-by-step tutorials there are available, completely free of charge, online.
Starting with these (various other tutorials throughout the thread too), http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654803.html.
Pick and choose the ones you want, print them off and you'll have the best book of sugar flower instructions around. All for the cost of the ink and paper used to print them.
A LOT of the links are to tutorials created by those with books for sale.
I've heard great reviews on both Nicholas Lodge's and Scott Clark Woolley's books. (The latter, I purchased some time ago and IMMHO, has more blah blah than I care for but the instructions are great.)
Alan Dunn has some wonderful books. My DH bought me a book years ago and I can't find it I have looked everywhere.
I know some people would rather have a book in front of them to learn. I haven't bought any of these books yet, but this is the info I've come around so far.
I've heard that Sugar Flowers for Beginners by Paddi Clark is one of the best books to learn from if you are an absolute beginner. I've seen some previews of this book too. It has 20 flowers, step-by-step, and it's printed in the UK. It's out of stock at Amazon and at Global Sugar Art, but they have it at the Book Depository, they have free delivery worldwide.
After that, I've read that you could go into Alan Dunn's books, which are intermediate. This one here has 32 flowers.
Then you could go into the more advanced books, Nicholas Lodge and Scott Clark Woolley's (which are more expensive too, but maybe by then you won't need them that much if you've practiced enough).