My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Sugar Frosted flowers, fruit or foliage

Seperate the egg white from the yolk

We will use egg white as the "glue" for our sugar frost.

Pour the yolk from the one side of the shell to the other

Separate the yolk from the egg white by carefully pouring the yolk from one side of the egg shell to the other

Dip the closed bud in the egg white

Dip the closed bud in the egg white

Dip the closed bud in the sugar

Gently pat the bud in the sugar

Lightly glitter the bud

I also wanted a slight sparkle to the frost so I add just a touch of glitter

Place the bud in a test tube filled with water to let the egg white dry

Place the bud in a water filled test tube to let the egg white dry and set

Paint the egg white on to the orchid in the places you want the frost

Paint the egg white on the orchid in the places where you want a slight frost accent

Gently press the orchid into the sugar

Gently press the orchid into the sugar. If the petals are really delicate sprinkle the sugar rather that pressing to avoid any bruising of the petals

Add glitter to the sugar frost

Add glitter to the petals

Dip the berries whole in the egg white

Dip the berries in the egg white. To create a natural effect frost only partially. Shake all access egg white from the berries.

Dip the berries in the sugar

Dip the berries in the sugar

Paint the pine cone with egg white

Paint the tips of the pine cones with egg white

Dip the pine cone in sugar

Dip the cone in the sugar

Paint the juniper with egg white

Paint only the tips of the juniper with egg white. If you dip the foliage it picks up too much egg white and sugar creating a "clump" rather than a "frost"

Sprinkle with sugar

Sprinkle a dusting of sugar

Sugar frost orchid.

It is also handy to tone down a colour. Just paint the Phalaenopsis orchid with egg white and sprinkle with sugar. When the "frost" is dry the colour will now be less intense and can blend into the rest of the muted design.

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