Not to be confused with baking a cake this month we hosted another Floral Design Class where we made a cake out of fresh flowers! The class this time was small but mighty and we had a great time, as usual!
Because the Flower Cake concept as a class was mine, I agree to do the teaching this time. Actually it was to give Alanna and break and Holly was under the weather but as you can see from my demo piece above, I did an OK job, even if I am a bit rusty in the design area.
As per usual I began getting the food ready ~ just light snacks this time; cheese and crackers, sausage, trail mix, potato chips along with red and white wine. All items beside the wine are actually sold at the shop and used in our gourmet basket creations.
Next I set up each design area for each student. We used flower cake forms as the form, although we did not use them wet. Our concept was to teach them to use the base as something they could use over and over,while switching out the top with fresh flowers. The perfect way to make a new flower cake design for each family members birthday through out the year!
Next came the flowers and other craft items. For this project we used fresh orchid blooms, waxflowers and upscale foliage such as seeded eucalytpus, maidenhead fern and ming fern. Colorful ribbon, moss, silk leaves, wire, pins and butterflies also were used.
The food and drinks are ready and waiting!
The students start arriving and of course, we all start chatting.
The class gets started on their designs.
Martha does a great job, as always!
Lynn and daughter Heather have fun getting creative.
New comer Laura really enjoyed herself. "I've wanted to come for a class for awhile. I'm glad I came and I'm definitely coming back". We love to hear that Laura!
What was the best part about this months class? Martha was able to give her floral design to her Granddaughter Lauren for her Birthday the next day. As you can see, she loved it!! To learn more about our classes, visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/localflorist
Our next class is being held on February 3rd from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and we will be learning how to make these adorable puppies from flowers! Just in time for Valentine's Day!