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Gary Chapman

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Fabric Effect Flowers


FABRIC EFFECT FLOWERS

The aim of this course is to complete a range of basic fabric effect flowers including blossoms,double-sided blossoms, rosette flowers, concave flower, convex flower, lilies, chrysanthemums, poppies and different types of leaves. Learning how to make these flowers will enable you to progress to fabric effect roses and create a range of more advanced flowers.

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FABRIC EFFECT FLOWERS

Blossoms

Concave flower

Lily

Rosette flower

Convex flower

Chrysanthemum

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FABRIC EFFECT FLOWERS

Leaves

• A cake or covered dummy is not required. • Flowers can be made and taken home as examples. • The idea is to learn and practise the technique for application later on finished cakes. • It is best to use flowerpaste to make the flowers although some mixes of flowerpaste and sugarpaste can work.

Double-sided Blossom

Textured Fabric Poppy Page 4


FABRIC EFFECT FLOWERS

Course Requirements • Requirements • Small paintbrush for glue • 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 board • Rolling pin (medium) • Small rolling pin • Set of circular cutters – small to large • Flower paste (at least 250g ) • Sugarpaste (just in case @ 150g) • Knife or cutting tool • Paste colours • Texturing pin or texturing sheet • 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 Optional • Quilting tool • Cutting Wheel • White flora in container (I use the very small glass jam jars) Points • Choose a colour scheme for your flowers. I suggest two main colours for the flowers, 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 bring paste colours too. For the more adventurous • The flowers can be grouped and placed on a covered board as a sampler (again see course notes for colour examples of groupings) which is a good way to display some of these flowers. • Flowers can be stuck to the board with royal icing or let down sugarpaste / glue once dry. • Square 8” board (ideally covered in sugarpaste)

• Box for board 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. Gary Chapman Cakes on Facebook Gary Chapman cakes Gary Chapman Jazz Age Club

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Some other display cakes

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Brochure for Fabric Effect Flowers Workshop  

A brochure guide for my worksop showing how to create a range of fabric effect flowers in sugar

Brochure for Fabric Effect Flowers Workshop  

A brochure guide for my worksop showing how to create a range of fabric effect flowers in sugar

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