Foreword (by Eddie Spence MBE)
Materials & tools
Before you begin
Tea Clipper Rose
Sea Holly Thistle
- Making a teasel
Leaves, shoots & embellishments:
Pygmy Date Palm
Chilli Peppers and Flowers
Cassie Brown is a multi-award winning cake decorator and sugarcrafter, and has written articles for cake magazines including Cake Craft & Decorating, Cakes & Sugarcraft, and Wedding Cakes. Since 2012 Cassie has been a professional cake judge at Cake International, the UK's leading cake decorating, sugarcraft and baking show held annually, and she now undertakes consultancy work with the biggest brands in the cake trade. She is also a craft ambassador for several different craft companies. She teaches workshops in cake decorating and sugarcraft both internationally and from her home in Worcestershire, UK, where she lives with her husband and three children.
This expert guide to making sugar flowers is informative and comprehensive. Each flower tutorial includes clear instructions and lots of step-by-step pictures to make sure they're easy to follow at home. As well as classic favourites like lilies and roses, Cassie also includes some more unusual varieties like celosia and chilli peppers. One of the most interesting aspects of this guide is the `Before You Begin' section which shows where inspiration can be found and how you can turn that initial inspiration into your own sugar creation. She advises dissecting your example flower to divide it into its component parts, and each tutorial shows an example of a real deconstructed flower alongside the finished sugar version. Cassie even shows how you can use these pieces to make your own moulds and veiners so you can be sure your flowers look just like the real thing.* Cakes & Sugarcraft *
A beautifully presented book; The Kew Book of Sugar Flowers by Cassie Brown is both inspiring and educational, containing all the guidance you will need to create a series of sugar flower arrangements.
Essential reading for anyone looking to advance their skills, each page in the book is laid out in a clear and concise manner with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and a brilliant exploded component petals diagram which perfectly illustrates how each flower fits together.
Learn how to create and colour over 25 seasonal flowers with a selection of complimentary foliage.
Later in the book, Cassie demonstrates how to use each of these flowers in combination to create stunning arrangements for your cakes.-- Andrew Hill, Editor * British Sugarcraft News - The British Sugarcraft Guild members' magazine. *
One thing I have tried and failed many time over the years is to make Sugar Flowers. This book was so descriptive in images and text that I had to try and make some. For the first time ever I was able to. This book is recommended to anybody who wants to add flowers to their creations. Trust me, in using it you will succeed!-- Dale Dow
This is a lovely book full of stunning flower decorations for
your cakes, everything is explained clearly and the instructions
have pictures so it's easy to follow it's well written and
This is a wonderful book, with clear step-by-step instructions for the creation of a wide range of sugar flowers, leaves, shoots and embellishments. Materials, tools and techniques required are all covered, and templates are provided. Simply stunning!-- Myra Armson
Stunning book, really shows the detail of flowers and also materials, moulds and tips plus step by step guides right through to precise detail to get realistic results. This book is excellent and if you do other crafts would also be a great guide for true representations. I would certainly recommend.-- Hazel Markland
This book is beautifully presented with a really good range of Sugar flowers to create. The step by step instructions are excellent with great clear photography.....all too often some books seem to 'skip' bits which can make for disjointed instructions , but not this one! I would say it's a book for a confident beginner or more experienced sugarcrafter.... fabulous projects . I was pleased to find a section on wiring up the flowers into sprays as well as often this is overlooked. Definitely recommended!!-- Michelle George