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REGISTRATION CLOSED - Greg Cleary's Roses + White Wedding Favorites (aka Peony Cake)

  • Homewood Suites 10 The Promenade Edgewater, NJ, 07020 United States (map)

COST:  $950

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

Learn to make spectacular flowers from Australia's preeminent sugar artist! In this hands-on master class Greg will teach two types of roses with buds and foliage, as well as his White Wedding Favorites cake of roses and peonies. Students will create floral bouquets, and will arrange the white wedding flowers on a fondant-covered single-tier cake. (Greg may even demonstrate how to get those sharp Australian edges on his cakes!)

Students are requested to bring:

  • non-stick board, with non-slip mat to go underneath the board
  • small rolling pin
  • petal pad
  • large and small ball tools
  • medium Cel stick
  • Dresden tool
  • 1-1/2" round cutter
  • small scissors for hand-cut flowers
  • Rose Leaf Cutter & Veiner set (CO2165) and Garden Rose Petals/Veiner and Calyx set (CO2087). These can be purchased from Giovanna Smith at

All other materials will be provided. Light breakfast options, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, and beverages throughout the day are also included.

Class will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, October 12-14, 2018 (Friday through Sunday), in the Promenade Room of the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Edgewater, NJ.

Students may book guest rooms directly with the Homewood Suites by accessing the hotel's personalized group web page at Blocks of king studio suites and one-bedroom queen suites at special rates have been reserved for students and will be available for booking through this link until September 20, 2018.

The Homewood Suites in Edgewater is conveniently located on the shores of the Hudson River directly across from upper Manhattan, and is easily accessible via the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, public bus transportation, or NY Waterways ferry (hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the ferry terminal).

The hotel is located in an upscale modern commercial development with many shops, restaurants, and entertainment options just footsteps away. Parking is complimentary.


Greg Cleary’s passion for baking, decorating cakes and creating exquisite gumpaste flowers started in his early teens, and now with over 40 years experience he is considered one of the best in the industry.

His dedication to the discipline of sugarcraft makes him a sought-after teacher, demonstrator and judge both in Australia and overseas. Greg was awarded the Cake Oscar for “Sugar Floral Artist” of the year at the recent Australian Cake Artists & Decorators Association (ACADA) cake Oscars in May 2018.

Greg is always willing to share his expertise and knowledge with everyone.

He has won prizes for his work at the highest levels in Australia, and is a regular on the competition circuit.

Greg is renowned for his life-like sugar flowers and romantic wedding cake designs.