Friday, June 24, 2011

Wilton Course 3: Gum Paste and Fondant- Lesson 2

After a week off from class for graduations, we are on to lesson 2 in Wilton Course 3: Gum Paste and Fondant. Because of the week off, the next 2 lessons are 3 hours each.
In class we will be using the flower bases that we made in Lesson 1 to make the actual flowers. We will be learning to make the Calla Lily, Rosebud, Rose, Carnation, Daisy, Mum, and the calyxes and leaves. Usually the Daisy and Mum would be made in Lesson 3, but with only 3 lessons, we are learning all the flowers in Lesson 2.
For class we need to bring our gum paste, gum paste adhesive, vegetable shortening, yellow colored sugar, fondant mat, and all of the items from our kit. We were also told that it would be a good idea to bring mini cupcake wrappers to hold up the flower petals for the ride home and until they dry.
After a busy day, this class was so EASY! Our instructor made the flowers right along with us as she usually does in class, but no one really needed any additional help other than watching. There are cutters and sculpting tools to use in the kit and easy directions to make all of the flowers in our class book.
All of the flowers turned out beautifully! I can't believe that I made these!
The white flowers from left to right- Calla Lily, Daisy, Calla Lily
The pink flowers from left to right bottom row- Mum, Rosebud, Rose,
and above the Rose is the Carnation
While taking pictures of the flowers, I looked over at my daughter playing with the little tea set from her Great-Grandma and thought the Carnation with it's odd shaped base would fit in the mini tea cup perfect!

Next week- Final Cake!


  1. Oh my...ok, this is FABULOUS...just amazing. YOu must be so very proud. No shock but I love the picture of the flower in the teacup! DUH! GREAT JOB Mrs FOX!

  2. Thanks Trish! I was actually thinking of your Tea Party when I put the carnation in the tea cup...wondered if you would!


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