What a fun day was had today. Learning the basics of sugarcraft. So how exactly do you make all those pretty petals, flowers and leaves out of icing? That was my mission for the day. You need some wire, sugar paste and some leaf cutters. Roll out the sugar paste until it is a fine layer and then cut out the delicate little leaves.

With a little shaping you are able to achieve the wavy natural look of the leaf. A veining press provides the vein indent into the icing. Once dried, they can be coloured and then stored for future use. Such a beautiful artform. I love it! And I had immeasurable fun learning the process.

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other images: Linda ~ Pleasures of the Plate