I've been admiring the sugar flowers of PetalsweetCakes (on Flickr) and wishing my flowers looked like hers. Unfortunately, I can't afford to travel to take classes right now. So, I decided to buy some cutters and see if I could teach myself the peony and some other flowers. After reading an online tutorial on making a peony and attempting one, I decided I needed some serious help! (Not posting that peony picture - lol!) I purchased a DVD from Nicholas Lodge on the peony and gardenia, and here is my first attempt at a peony after watching the DVD! I'm not up to PetalsweetCakes level, but I'm pretty tickled with my first attempt!