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Sugar Flowers for Cake Designs

A course by Nasima Alam
Cake Artist. Wellingborough, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020
, Cake Artist

Learn how to decorate cakes with beautifully realistic flowers made from gum paste.

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  • 97% positive reviews (345)
  • 9889 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to decorate cakes with beautifully realistic flowers made from gum paste.

  • 97% positive reviews (345)
  • 9889 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 20 lessons (4h 7m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Is there anything sweeter than making your own edible bouquet of flowers? Cake artist and specialty cake shop owner Nasima Alam is here to teach you how to make any cake blossom with your own custom designs.

Discover how to create an arrangement of sugar flowers to decorate your baked goods. Explore materials and techniques to make a delicious work of art that will impress your guests until the last bite.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Sugar Floral Production 1
  • U4
    U4. Sugar Floral Production 2
  • U5
    U5. Final Composition
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin by getting to know Nasima and her journey as a self-taught cake artist. As founder of her own bespoke cake company Sweet Drops of Heaven, she shares her influences and the inspiration that have shaped her work.

Nasima goes through all the ingredients and tools needed to make an array of sugar flowers. Get inspired by looking at mood boards of cake designs and floral compositions. Choose the color palette and the types of flowers you like best before drafting your design.

Explore how to create a classic sugar rose by kneading, rolling, cutting, and wiring the gum paste. Nasima guides you step-by-step through each technique in order to produce quality results. Next, create a more complex open peony flower by learning how to make ruffled petals.

Discover how to make a David Austin rose, a famous English flower, by learning cutting techniques based on the thickness of each petal. Apply the ruffling techniques learned previously, then assemble and curl the outer petals. Add some variety to your arrangement by learning how to make sugar leaves, berries, and filler flowers.

The last step is bringing it all together and adding the final touches to give your bouquet a realistic look. Learn how to assemble and wire together your flowers and leaves. Then, explore how to add depth and realism to your flowers with petal dust and setting techniques. Learn how to attach your bouquet to the cake before hearing Nasima’s tips for photographing your work and sharing it on social media.

What is this course's project?

Create a bouquet of flowers made from gum paste to adorn a cake

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for bakers or anyone interested in confectionary or cake design

What you need

No previous experience is necessary, but knowledge of how to cover a cake with fondant is helpful.

To take this course, you will need an assortment of cake decorating tools like a rolling pin, a cutting mat, wires, brushes, among others. As well as a variety of ingredients like gum paste, icing, edible glue, and more. In the second unit, Nasima explains in detail what you need and where to get it.


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Nasima Alam

A course by Nasima Alam

Cake Artist

Nasima Alam is a UK-based cake artist who specializes in bespoke wedding cake designs. In 2016, she founded Sweet Drops of Heaven, which is dedicated to cake designs and cake decorating classes. Sweet Drops of Heaven also sells original confectionary products and designer stencils.

Nasima has collaborated with clients such as Daniel Wellington, and has been featured in cake magazines such as Satin Ice, Cake Masters, Cake Decoration and SugarCraft. Her work can be seen on her website or through Instagram.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do In This Course?
  • U2


    • Description of Materials
    • Design Your Cake
    • Colour Palette
  • U3

    Sugar Floral Production 1

    • Open Peony Resources
    • Open Peony
    • Classic Sugar Rose Resources
    • Classic Sugar Rose 1
    • Classic Sugar Rose 2
  • U4

    Sugar Floral Production 2

    • David Austin Rose Resources
    • David Austin Rose 1
    • David Austin Rose 2
    • Sugar Leaves, Berries and Filler Flowers
  • U5

    Final Composition

    • Assembling Open Peony and Leaves 1
    • Assembling Open Peony and Leaves 2
    • Dusting and Setting the Sugar Flower Bouquet
    • Attaching Sugar Flowers Onto a Tiered Dummy Cake
    • Social Media and Photography
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Sugar Flowers Bouquet

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Sugar Flowers for Cake Designs. A Craft, and Design course by Nasima Alam Best Seller

Sugar Flowers for Cake Designs

A course by Nasima Alam
Cake Artist. Wellingborough, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020
  • 97% positive reviews (345)
  • 9889 students