The Stargazer Lily gumpaste flower tutorial by Edna De la Cruz is the first in Edna's line of tutorial DVDs. Edna is a very talented sugar artist who sprung to fame through a series of tutorials on Youtube as well as a lot of helpful advice she gives in the forums at Cakecentral.
Edna starts the lesson with a breakdown of all of the tools needed to make the flower. She then walks you step by step through making the individual components of the Stargazer Lily. Once the parts are made, Edna teaches how to color your flowers and assemble. The menus are very easy to navigate and allow you to watch a certain scene over or start at a certain scene if you so choose. This is a feature that is lacking in alot of cake decorating discs out there. There are also alot of pictures of completed flowers to provide inspiration for your own projects.
Anyone who has seen Edna's tutorials online knows how amazing a teacher she is and this DVD is a definite must have for any cake designer. The finished flowers are beautiful and make for a really elegant cake. If you are interested in purchasing this dvd, you can do so here. Edna also sells alot of the tools you would need to complete the flowers. Her prices are reasonable, her shipping is fast and her customer service is great!
That's it for now. I'll be back this weekend with a post about a cake that has gotten me very excited - want a hint? It's bound to be "more than meets the eye". I am also attending my first meeting of the Canadian Cake Decorator's Guild which I think will be a lot of fun!
Until next time,