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Gary Chapman

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Advanced Fabric Flowers


ADVANCED FABRIC FLOWERS

The course will include how to make a series of more advanced fabric flowers. Techniques will include texturing, double sided paste and the use of patterned paste.

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ADVANCED FABRIC FLOWERS

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ADVANCED FABRIC FLOWERS

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ADVANCED FABRIC FLOWERS

Some flower centres

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ADVANCED FABRIC FLOWERS

Course Requirements Overview • The aim is to construct a range of advanced fabric flowers and some fabric effect leaves. • A cake or covered dummy is not required. • It is best to use flowerpaste to make the flowers although some mixes of flowerpaste and sugarpaste can work. • I will provide a range of pre-prepared and dried flower centres (although we will make them too). Requirements • Small paintbrush for glue • White flora in container (I use the very small glass jam jars) • Sugar glue (melted sugarpaste) in container (I use the very small glass jam jars) • Dusting powder in bags (I tend to use icing sugar in linen) • Rolling pin (medium) • Small rolling pin • Set of circular cutters – small to large (PME) • Oval cutters – small to large (PME) • Flower paste (at least 250g) • Sugarpaste (just in case @ 150g) • Knife or cutting tool (PME) • Paste colours • Formers or foam shape or circles of kitchen towel / paper • Kitchen towel / paper or tissue • Box for examples • Small dummy or florist block to place flowers on cocktail sticks • Some small plastic bags (just incase) • Small scissors • Nimble fingers Points • Colour scheme for the flowers - just use white and then dust in delicate shades OR colour the paste. • If colouring paste I suggest two main colours and sometimes it is good to choose a light and dark for contrast such as pink and lilac, orange and yellow, light and dark pink. • You will also need some green paste for leaves. • Colour up flowerpaste beforehand to save time. Suggested division : light (100g ), dark (100g ) and green (50g). • It is wise to have an extra supply of flowerpaste just in case you need more and use appropriate paste colours too. Any questions beforehand email gazchappers@btinternet.com

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Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman has influenced many cake decorators and is a true cake designer with his own very distinct style. Gary was the originator of the modern technique of fabric effects and gave demonstrations and classes all over the UK and the USA to share his skills. He has also published books and magazines and is a contributor to Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine. Gary Chapman first developed an interest in sugarcraft in the early 1990s when he worked for Merehurst, who at the time had built up a worldwide reputation as the leading publisher of cake decorating books. Invigorated by this exciting edible art medium he invented the new technique of fabric effects in sugar, published his own book and gave demonstrations and classes all over the UK and the USA. Later he launched and was Editor of the first ever mass-market cake decorating magazine. He also produced Iced and Easy, a beginners cake book for WH Smith and provided display pieces for exhibitions of edible art called ‘A Taste of Art’. He also became one of the top 10 wedding cake makers in London. More recently, he left London for a quieter life in the Cotswolds but continues to teach and experiment.

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ADVANCED FABRIC FLOWERS

Some other display cakes

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Profile for Gary Chapman

Brochure for Advanced Fabric Flowers in Sugar Worskhop  

The course will include how to make a series of more advanced fabric flowers. Techniques will include texturing, double sided paste and the...

Brochure for Advanced Fabric Flowers in Sugar Worskhop  

The course will include how to make a series of more advanced fabric flowers. Techniques will include texturing, double sided paste and the...

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