Sugar Flower How-To Series: Why I LOVE Sugar Flowers

You have seen my posts, I am sure. You do you! Your only competition is yourself. As I continue to grow and learn as an artist and designer, I find myself returning to my passion of sugar flowers. It is why my clients hire me and why wedding planners choose me to be part of their creative team.

To be sure, there are fabulous buttercream, cake sculpture and watercolor artists. I am proficient and even excellent at some of those skills, but again, my heart skips a beat when a couple tells me they want sugar flowers on their cake. So when my skills or heart don’t mesh with a client wish, I am happy to refer them to one of my trusted colleagues. I am lucky to call some amazing cake designers good friends.

While I love the challenge of something new or different, sugar flowers make my heart this beauty I created a few years ago.

The opportunities to create are endless and I love nothing more than to get in the zone. I put on a podcast or music and get lost in the repetition, patterns and creation. I make dozens and dozens and then tuck them away for upcoming cakes.

I have always believed that cake is the signature detail in every celebrations.  I mean, for real, we wheel out cakes for special occasions, we gather around them and sing, we place them in the center of the table or room for weddings and celebrations.  Am I right, or what?

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No dull decor will do for me…nor, for you.  You can learn how to level up your cake game and use these beauties to adorn a birthday cake, celebration cake or layer them thick to create a luxurious and unbelievable look for your wedding clients.  Guests will be in awe and say, “Seriously, that is made from sugar?” 

The blog and my social will have all the tips and tricks and but you’ll find 

The Sugar Flower Series is a collection of 6 of my most-used sugar flowers. You’ll find step-by-step instructions accompanied with close-up images on how to make these gorgeous flowers. These easy-to-follow guide has simple instructions and my top recommendations to create sugar flowers with ease. First things first, here are the flowers we will be covering:

  • Hydrangea
  • Rose
  • Garden Rose
  • Peony (I love peonies!)
  • Dahlia
  • Berries (blueberries, white berries and blackberries)

I am going to cover all the basics to get you started and the solve all of your sugar flower snafu’s with my favorite tips to save you loads of heartache!


I’ll be going live for your every Wednesday at Noon from February 24 through March 17 on my Facebook page, C’mon In The Kitchen and on instagram. A more in-depth live (and replays) will happen on the private Facebook group, Sugar Flowers with Minette, for those that purchased a tutorial from the Sugar Flower Series. Here is the schedule for Sugar Flowers with Minette:

February 24 – Why Sugar Flowers, Tools, Set Up

March 3 – All things Gum Paste with live demo. We will create 2 different types of gum paste; how to store it and how to use it and of course, answer your questions.

March 10 – Dusting your petals, storing sugar flowers and how many to make; Live demo

March 17 – How to wire and tape petals; placement on a cake; Live Demo

Be sure to DM your questions DM on Instagram or Facebook or email me at  I am here for ya’ll! 


C’mon in the kitchen with Minette Rushing Custom Cakes! For more of my baking secrets and Southern dessert recipes, be sure to follow along on the blog while I share cookies recipes, my best cake recipes and delicious recipes for fillings and how to make frosting recipes and so much more!

You can also shop all of my baking essentials and tools, so you’re fully equipped to join me in the kitchen for all things sweet and Southern. If you’re looking for the recipes that built my business and other business tips, please check out my cake business shop where I’ll show you how to build the cake business of your dreams, just like I did.

2021 is where I let you in on all my mistakes and success. You’ll get a front seat to the Minette Rushing Method & Mastery – to build the cake business that supports your life. C’mon in the kitchen with me in 2021 I’m so glad your here! (And, don’t forget to grab my baking secrets  earlier this year,  you’re gonna need them.)

C’mon in the kitchen with me! I am waiting on ya’ll.



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