I was there when…

Nature’s infinite variety can vex even the most skilled sugar crafter. Or so you would think. Does this real peony look like it could be made in sugar? Do you know where this is headed?

I recently had the luck to learn a variety of sugar flowers from the best in the business, Ron Ben- Israel of Ron Ben- Israel Cakes www.weddingcakes.com.

The class learned a variety of flowers and coloring techniques.

Ron provided real Amnesia roses for the class to inspect before teaching us his rightly famous sugar spiral rose.

Ron is a patient teacher and inspiration to anyone who knows the term “sugar paste”.  So it was a special treat to see the creation of a sugar “feathered peony”.  It’s unknown if anyone has previously attempted this delicate flower in sugar.  Who would try?  While the plethora of individual sugar pieces for this peony variety were created in plain sight by Ron over the course of the class, this sugar beauty magically appeared on the last day to everyone’s amazement.  Wow!  I can’t wait to see one pop up on one of his creations.  I was there when…