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Sugar Roses for Cakes Hardcover – April 1, 2002
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About the Author
Alan Dunnis a leading sugarcraft designer whose books include Wild Flowers Sugar Inspirations, Floral Wedding Cakes & Sprays, and Exotic Sugar Flowers for Cakes.
Tony Warren, known for his delicate extension and filigree work, teaches sugarcraft and works for a large sugarcraft company.
Top Customer Reviews
It has excellent step-by-step instructions (even though, on occasion, the text and the photo are a bit different like when they tell you to make a pale pink cone and show a yellow one). You see each step in side-by-side progression, which is helpful because you know what your flower is supposed to look like at each stage instead of wondering where you went wrong at the end.
The authors are so far above the usual cake decorator that they even give instructions on how to make your own leaf veiners so that the leaf is exactly the one that goes with the flower (using materials I've never heard of and may not be called the same thing in the US). A lot of the products listed are not available here (at least by that name)so we have to try to find something similar.
They are very consciencious, perhaps compulsively so. When they make a rose, it is not a generic pink rose, it is a dead-ringer for a particular variety of pink rose, the Mme. Cecile Brunner rose. I am not that picky,as long as it generally looks like a pretty pink rose. After all, neither I nor my clients are botanists (and I will make it a point to never make a rose for someone who is).
Every detail is realistic. Their shading is impeccable, I have struggled to find dusts that achieve both the color depth and translucency required for a certain realism. They not only have the materials, but an absolute sense of how to use them. The way the sprays are assembled, the way the petals are placed, the way the leaves and stems are arranged--flawless.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although, I haven't made any exact replicas of these roses, I got so many ideas from this book! Made amazing roses for my son's birthday cakes. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anna C.
Fantastic book. It is gives clear instructions with good pictures. I will now be able to make more roses with more variety. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Janice Donovan
Wonderful book, a lot of beautiful roses and arrangements, and it comes with templates. Highly recommended!Published 17 months ago by Mrs S
Gorgeous pictorials, perfect floral sugarpaste specimens. The level of detail and artistry makes it one to behold and refer to. Love all his books!Published on November 5, 2013 by Red
This is my first Alan Dunn book I had ever bought. I was hooked. Roses seem to be the flower I struggle with the most. He has the best instructions. Read morePublished on November 5, 2013 by Amazon Customer