The French Pastry School
French Garden Gumpaste Flowers by Chef Nicolas Lodge
Date: Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2019 (1:15 pm - 8:15 pm)
Chef: Nicholas Lodge , Chef Instructor
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This class was inspired by the beautiful French garden topiary created especially for The French Pastry School by world-renowned Chef Nicholas Lodge.  During this 4-day class, Chef Nicholas will guide you through the steps of creating realistic sugar flowers with incredible details that come from over 40 years of industry experience as a master cake artist.  Flowers will include David Austin Roses, Hydrangea, Lilies of the Valley, Sunflowers, French Lilacs, Sweet Peas, Love in a Mist - all with the appropriate foliage. You will learn to artfully combine and arrange these creations on a 2-tier cake that will remind you of a springtime garden.  Chef Nicolas will also go into detail on effective pricing to meet your clients'' needs.  This is a class not to be missed!


Chef Nicholas Lodge has been at the forefront of cake artistry and design for over 35 years. Born in Essex, England, he attended The National Bakery School of England, then worked at two esteemed sugar arts schools. He wrote his first book at the age of 18, and since, has authored and co-authored over a dozen more on cake decorating, gumpaste and gingerbread, as well as a variety of instructional DVDs and tapes. In 1991 he moved from England to Atlanta, Georgia, and a year later, co-founded The International Sugar Art Collection, which also has a sister school in Tokyo, Japan. He is a master cake artist, who, to this day, spends his time teaching classes and judging pastry competitions around the world.

This program is approved for 28 continuing education hours toward the initial or recertification application for American Culinary Federation certification.