Creating Flowers from Flowerpaste

Colette Laura May
Flowers are a classically timeless way to decorate a cake for a special occasion. With flowerpaste there is no limit to the range of flowers, foliage or berries that can be created – both real and fantasy. All that is required are the right materials, equipment and technique. In Creating flowers from flowerpaste, Colette Laura May guides the reader through step-by-step tutorials to create stunning floral displays to adorn cakes for all occasions. With over 860 images, this book describes the equipment and materials required and demonstrates the essential techniques required to get started. It includes thirty-eight step-by-step tutorials for the creation of all aspects of floral displays: flowers, buds, leaves, foliage, berries and seedpods. Finally, there is guidance on the creation of fantasy butterflies to enhance floral displays and instruction on the construction of seventeen specific sprays and arrangements. Includes templates and a useful list of suppliers.
Creating Flowers from Flowerpaste by Colette Laura May

About the author

Colette Laura May is a renowned Sugar Flower Artist and Tutor based in Warwickshire. She started teaching sugarcraft over thirty years ago, then set up her own business providing face to face workshops and recently online classes, both in groups and 1 :1 with tuition for beginners to the more advanced. In recent years she has had an exhibition stand at Cake International and delivered live demonstrations. She is a member of The British Sugarcraft Guild and co founder and deputy chairperson of the Warwick branch of The British Sugarcraft Guild. Her website is 

Press Reviews

As a flower maker I was excited to see and review this book. I love that the book would be useful to flower makers at any level, allowing beginners to build up their skills and move on to more challenging compositions.

- Caroline Harvey, Vice-Chair BSG