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Water Lily

by Paddi Clark


Find out how to make a beautiful, unwired water lily, perfect for decorating a cake top.

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Water lilies are exceptionally beautiful and often used as ornamental plants. The arrangement in this project has been made without wires and has been assembled in a very simple way on a pond-like mirror to show off the flower and its leaves.


  1. Centre
    Cut, glue and colour the stamens for the flower centre.
  2. Petals
    Make the layers of petals in three sizes using the template.
  3. Leaves
    Cut out, wire, dust and glaze the leaves.
  4. Buds
    Make the opening and closed buds to complement the flower.
  5. Arrangement
    Arrange the flower, buds and leaves together.

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Featured in Spring 2011 issue

Project by Paddi Clark

Paddi Clark

author of Water Lily

Squires Kitchen’s Senior Tutor, Paddi Clark, is one of the UK’s leading figures in sugarcraft and is a proficient and qualified teacher. Paddi always strives to study, design and develop new techniques and skills, which enables her to continue to be creative at the top and forefront of her profession. She is a popular tutor and demonstrator both in the UK and overseas, and has won various medals and awards for her work. A qualified teacher, Paddi has taught all the certification courses of the governing bodies in the related sugarcraft and cake decoration areas. Paddi is a founder member of Taste of Art and is also the author of the popular books, Sugar Flowers for Beginners and More Sugar Flowers for Beginners (B. Dutton Publishing Ltd).