[Sca-cooks] Roses was Late SCA-Period Sweets?

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Wed Oct 11 13:11:40 PDT 2006

I'm never exactly sure where people will go
with certain ideas that come out of even modern
books. Sometimes just a neat photo will get someone
started; other times they need a recipe or a pattern
or a source for a mold or materials. That's why
I suggested the book. It did fit the theme.

Johnnae, just playing librarian

>>> Johnnae--Theme wise
>>> there's this book Sugar Roses for Cakes
>>> snipped which contains virtually every kind of rose decoration 

>>> Actually, it's about making sugarpaste or gumpaste flowers. (I have other 
>>> books about sugar flowers by Tombi Peck) I can say with full conviction 
>>> that it takes practice to achieve the level of realism in the book. Lots 
>>> of practice, depending on how good you are with your hands. Also the 
>>> techniques are mostly modern, but you could probably use them as a 
>>> jumping-off point for making your own sugarpaste or marzipan roses.
>>> It's the sort of work I'd love to devote my life to, if there were a good 
>>> way to do it.
>>> Margaret FitzWilliam

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