This weekend I was fortunate enough to celebrate the completion of my PhD proposal by taking Nic Lodge's 'Gum Paste for the Holidays' class. If you ever get a chance to take a class at the International Sugar Art Collection (ISAC), I highly recommend it. Not only do you get to spend all day playing with gum paste and learning from the master, they also serve you lunch and warm cookies. I like to think of it as my personal heaven.
In this class we made: poinsettia, christmas rose, christmas rose bud, christmas rose leaves, eucalyptus, mistletoe, yew, juniper, pine, pine cones, variegated ivy, bird's foot ivy, english holly, variegated holly, and spruce. See if you can spot all of these things! :)
Gum Paste Poinsettia
Variegated Holly and Berries
Eucalyptus, Mistletoe, Christmas Rose Bud, Bird's Foot Ivy, Blue Spruce, Pine Cone, Var. Ivy, English Holly
Pine/ cone, Yew, Juniper
At the end of class, we arranged everything into basically a bouquet with the Christmas ribbon.
Here was the beginnings of it:
And the final product!
Now if only I didn't have an accounting exam tomorrow... :oP