Classic Fabric Flowers in Sugar

Fabric Effects in Sugar

Classic Fabric Flowers in Sugar

by Gary Chapman

A colourful step-by-step introduction to making a range of fabric effect flowers, leaves and buds from roses to fantasy flowers

A natural progression from Fabric Effects in Sugar: First Steps and Basic Skills, re-issued in 2013, this book is solely focused on how to make a range of simple fabric effect flowers and a range of leaves and buds.  All of these flowers offer a simple alternative to making the usual sugar flowers, which often take a long time to construct. These techniques are usually quicker but equally attractive.

The flowers featured include: the rolled rose, the pleated rose, a hybrid half rolled and half pleated rose, the cabachon rose, rose buds, simple blossom, textured and double sided blossom, patterned paste blossom, rosette flower, textured fantasy flower, convex flower, concave flower and poinsettia and mistletoe.

  • Fantasy inspired flowers are currently hugely popular
  • Colour photography and clear instructions
  • Full step by step photographs of how to make the flowers
  • Includes several different types of fabric effect roses
  • Describes the three essential techniques of rolling, folding and pleating
  • Illustrates the techniques of double sided paste and texturing or embossing
  • Shows the use of flower centres – wired and on cocktail sticks
  • Includes stunning floral samplers and examples of cakes featuring fabric effect flowers
  • Details many sources of inspiration
  • Complements Gary Chapman’s Craftsy class Rolled Fondant Flowers 

Gary Chapman developed an interest in sugarcraft in the early 1990s when he joined Merehurst Publishing Company, a leading publisher of cake decorating books. Invigorated by this exciting edible art medium he invented the fabric-effects in sugar technique in the early 1990s, published his own book Fabric Effects in Sugar and gave demonstrations and classes all over the UK and America. He lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire and focuses mainly on teaching and acting as a competition judge at exhibitions  He is fortunate in being able to pursue his various passions – publishing, marketing books, writing, the Jazz Age and cake decorating.



Books are Print-on-Demand which means they are printed just for you.

This will take between 7-10 days (paperback) and 10-15 days (hardback) so your order should be delivered in about just over 2 weeks in the UK, slightly longer for overseas.

There are three shipping options – UK, Europe and the rest of the world (including USA) as indicated on the listings below.

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Press Release for Classic Fabric Flowers in Sugar


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Title:Fabric Effects in Sugar: Simply Flowers
Published:Publication: 27th August 2015
Author:Gary Chapman
Format:Paperback £14.99 ISBN 9781909230170
Format: Hardback £23.99 ISBN 9781909230200
Format: Apple e-book (Epub / fixed layout) £8.99 ISBN 9781909230187
Format: Amazon Kindle e-book (Mobi /fixed layout) £8.99 9781909230194


A sampler for the book Classic Fabric Flowers in Sugar

A presentation about Gary Chapman’s background in cake decorating