How to make a Lily of the Valley in Sugar

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    Not a good photo but was rushing. Just thought I'd show how a Lily of the Valley posy is made...one of the most simple flowers I think...
    1. Knead paste til soft & stretchy then roll some tiny balls. Smaller balls make the buds.
    2. Roll some paste thinly til you can see through it and cut out flower shape. soften edges with ball tool. Roll large ball of paste for the body, attach to a glued hook 30 gauge wire. Add flower when attached and indent the centre. This attaches both pieces as well as give the flower a natural center look.
    3. Hook 33 gauge wires for tiny buds and do as above only without adding the flower top. When dry arrange on a larger wire for support, graduating as you go to a latger bud.
    4. Roll out some paste (spruce & leaf green) about 1mm thick. This is quite a fleshly leaf so needs to be thicker than flowers. Leave a central area thicker as to be able to insert a 26 gauge wire. Cut out leaf shape then add a straight unhooked glued wire.
    Then vein and soften edges with a metal ball tool (dresden and bone work the same). Add movement and hang to dry.
    5. When all dry apply dust. I used lemon and cream for flower center, then pearl white to add a tad of sparkle. Foliage, vine, forest & leaf greens to leaf. Remember to add darker dust down central vein and lighter shades to the outer leaf. Steam flowers over kettle for a second, glaze the leaves. Set aside to dry.
    6. When dry assemble......simple :)

    A big thank-you to everyone who has left a thank-you comment of appreciation. If I have helped just one person by showing this tutorial, then I am happy for you :) x

    tanyacakes, kimyosun, and 209 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. snowflake70 40 months ago | reply

      I'm really happy that this tutorial has helped so many people, also thx for your kind comments and favourites ;))

    2. Baking Jeannie 39 months ago | reply

      Thank you for posting this tutorial. I have always wanted to do these flowers but never found a tutorial that makes the flower looks natural. Great work!

    3. Cupcakes 'n Candy 37 months ago | reply

      I thank you too for posting this tutorial! Very kind of you!

    4. snowflake70 36 months ago | reply

      4,077 views | 13 comments | 83 favorites

      WOW!!! I had no idea that this little tutorial of mine would be so popular when I first posted it. I'm so happy that this has helped so many people. Finding free tutorials in the internet is really difficult lately, which is why I originally posted this.. I am self taught and this is just the way I made these gorgeous little flowers, but keep enjoying and thank you to everyone who who has left kind comments :))))) xx

    5. Maricel721 35 months ago | reply

      Thank you! I have been searching for a lily of the valley tutorial. This is gorgeous!

    6. marytempesta 29 months ago | reply

      excellent little tutorial!

    7. meriem bens 28 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the tutorial!

    8. snowflake70 25 months ago | reply

      10,267 views | 21 comments | 124 favorites
      WOW!!!!.....Thank you.....
      I didn't think for a minute that anyone would even notice my tutorial lol. I'd never done one before. So pleased it has been a favourite & that it has helped many people :) x

    9. Amazingly Delicious Desserts 25 months ago | reply

      Thank you, I couldn't find my flower book, but this tutorial is a lot better!

    10. honey-rose1 24 months ago | reply

      Thank you - very helpful!

    11. Mama of two boys 21 months ago | reply

      Wow, amazing how beautiful and how real they look.

    12. sweetvalley.ca 19 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much. Your flowers look great.

    13. Diamond cake lady 9 months ago | reply

      This is really pretty. Thank you for sharing.

    14. castlecakes 8 months ago | reply

      You are a star!! :)

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