The Classic Rose

The step-by-step techniques to create The Classic Rose will grow your creative confidence without the excessive tool list.

These techniques will transform you from feeling like a cake maker to feeling like a cake artist and experience artistic confidence whenever you create sugar flowers knowing you can colour, shape, and finish your flowers without confusion or hesitation.

Before I tell you everything about this transformative Rose course, let’s talk about who it’s really for…

You’re a creative cake decorator on a journey to find your artistic voice. You dream of creating elegant sugar flowers that you’ll be able to charge more for and blow away your clients, friends and family.

  • A new and budding cake decorator who can bake a delicious cake but has only just dipped their toe in the world of sugar flowers and you already find it to be exciting and invigorating

  • A cake creator with years under your belt, wanting to attract a different clientele and shift your business’ aesthetic to high-end, elegant cakes that align fully with your artistic vision

  • An experienced cake decorator who wants to spend time on the creative side of your business instead of re-creating other people’s work (ahem… Pinterest cakes). You might also want to refine your artistic vision so that you can create work that reflects your true self and build a portfolio of what you want to create moving forward

You’re in the right place and I’m going to tell you exactly how The Classic Rose will give you the techniques, creative confidence and a step-by-step guide to create your most stunning Classic Roses yet.


From other Finespun Cakes Academy Students

Love and Recommend

Stefanie M

I loved this course! The Facebook group is indispensable. Alexandria and others are always available for help. The course was full of content, clear and well put together. I would recommend it to anyone looking to take their decorating skills to the next level. It is not just spending money on a class it will be investing in your future and business.

Achieved My Goal

Michelle H

Before I began my peony I have to admit I was extremely nervous. I truly enjoy making sugar flowers and peonies have always been incredibly intimidating for me. I'm so happy that my peonies now have a strong direction and have a more organic look. I struggled for a long time trying to figure out how to make peonies look as natural and as beautiful as possible and watching Alexandria's course was the key for me to achieve my goal.

Easy Process, Beautiful Results

Kathy B

I have been making sugar flowers for about 7 years now. I have tried various techniques I have found through online tutorials but always struggled to get a somewhat easy process but beautiful and natural looking. I have definitely struggled with finding the right gumpaste. I absolutely love Alexandria's gum paste recipe & coloring techniques!! I love how much more realistic my flowers look!!! Alexandria's voice is so easy to listen to and her teaching style is clear and concise!

Learn More for Less

Bundle the 3 Rose Courses and save today! The Classic Rose, The David Austin Rose and The Hellebore.

By the end of this course you will have...

  • Mastered using different cutters to achieve a beautiful and realistic spiral centre

  • Gained knowledge in colour theory so that you can look at a flower and understand how to recreate its colour easily from a few base colours and a colour wheel

  • An understanding of how to go about creating texture both with and without a silicone veiner

  • The knowledge to dynamically dust your flowers to create gradients, freshness, decay and layer on antique hues that will bring your flowers to life all while avoiding over-dusting and uneven splotchy areas

  • Taken the essence of a flower and translate it into your own artistic vision. You don’t need to imitate flowers, let your artistic side come out and allow you to create freely

The Classic Rose Curriculum

Get a sneak peek...

  1. 2
    • Chapter 1- Overview

    • Creating your Centres

    • Classic Gumpaste Recipe Video & Download (from YouTube)

    • Colouring your Gumpaste

    • Choosing your Tools

  2. 3
    • Chapter 2- Overview

    • Shaping your Centre Petals

    • Second Layer of Petals

    • Third Layer of Petals

    • Fourth Layer of Petals

    • Fifth Layer of Petals

  3. 4
    • Chapter 3- Overview

    • Dusting your Classic Rose

    • Adding your Calyx

    • Repairing Petals

  4. 5
    • Congratulations and Thank You!

  5. 6
    • Tools & Materials List

    • Classic Rose- Arrangement Recipes

    • Classic Rose- Sample Schedule

    • Classic Rose Colours

    • Sugarpaste Recipe

  6. 7
    • Majolica Workshop Day 1

    • Majolica Workshop Day 2

    • Majolica Workshop Day 3

    • Majolica Rose Schedule

    • Majolica Workshop- Tools List

  7. 8
    • 2 Tier Floral Cascade Arrangement


The Classic Rose

If you’ve ever wondered how to achieve that perfect spiral rose then look no further.

Not only will you learn petal placement (no more weirdly symmetrical, artificial looking flowers), you’ll learn how to colour your rose for maximum depth, keep it lightweight, and my shortcut for creating quicker centre petals without sacrificing any beauty. 

You’ll have an option with and without a veiner (fun fact: I didn’t own a rose veiner until last year! So you absolutely do not need one to create gorgeous roses), and we’ll use the same simple tools that I use for almost all of my other courses.

Yes. We use the same teardrop cutters for every flower. Have I mentioned how much I hate making you buy new tools for every flower? ;)

This is a staple for your elegant cakes. If you dream of being a sugar flower artist I’m positive you’ve dreamt of creating the perfect rose, and I’ll show you how.

Is The Classic Rose right for you?

If you're ready for elegant cakes and wowed clients, join me!

Highlights Include:

  • We’ll dive deep into colour theory with this muted mauve flower with dusky warm undertones.

  • Using two different hues to transition from that mauve colour to a more muted taupe on the exterior petals to make them look more worn and realistic

  • Learning ideal petal placement and how to save time on your rose centres when you’re adding those tightly-packed petals

  • Par-drying your petals so you don’t need to wire them and you can achieve a flower that looks as if it’s in full bloom

  • Layer your dusting colours to achieve unique flowers that look and feel 100% you


What your fellow Sugar Artists asked before joining

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    If you pay in full (or complete all payments with the payment plan) you will have lifetime access to this course. You can access and download the modules any time after their release and you will also have lifetime access to the Facebook Group to ask any questions pertaining to this course as you continue on in your sugar flower journey.

  • I’m very new to flowers, I’ve only made a few. Can I take this course?

    YES! You can absolutely do this. I recommend starting small with the Majolica Rose Workshop so you can become comfortable with basic techniques. Once you’ve finished that you can hop right in and begin practicing petals and putting together your first flowers. Sugar flowers just take practice so if you’re willing and excited to put in the work I know you can do it.

  • When will I have access to the course? What if we’re in different time zones?

    This course is pre-recorded so you will get immediate access to the full course and you can watch at your own pace. I recommend watching it once through before starting then while you’re making your first few flowers you can play it as you go so it’s like we’re working alongside each other.

  • Will Alexandria be available to answer questions if I get stuck?

    I’m going to be here for you every step of the way. You can ask urgent quick questions in the Facebook Group to me and your fellow artists along with in the Discussions section of each module. All questions are saved in Discussions so it’s a great place to go and see if I’ve already answered your question.

Bonus Material

These bonuses are included to help you apply the principles we cover to every flower you make and create stunning pieces of sugar art- confidently.

  • Private Facebook Group Access

    A community where you can share your work and ask fellow creators for feedback and support along the way. Ask Alexandria questions within the group to receive feedback or get un-stuck if you’ve hit a roadblock

  • Majolica Rose Live Workshop

    3 recorded classes from the Live Workshop event where we covered colour theory, creating centres, shaping petals with only a ball tool and toothpick, and dusting. Lifetime access so you can create these beautiful flowers anytime.

  • Arrangement Recipes

    Quantities and colours for each cake’s flower arrangement. An explanation of the arrangement shape on each cake so you can recreate it. My Arrangement Tips to create your best arrangements to date.

Plus You’ll be Backed by a No-Questions-Asked 14-Day Money Back Guarantee

The Classic Rose course will give you the step-by-step Flower Formula to create this beautiful fundamental rose that will grow your creative confidence without the excessive tool list.

Not only that, you will go from feeling like a cake maker to feeling like a cake artist by the time you’ve finished and experience artistic confidence whenever you create sugar flowers knowing you can colour, shape, and finish your flowers without confusion or hesitation.

The Finespun Cakes Academy community is filled with supportive, helpful, and downright talented people willing to help everyone from the budding sugar flower artist to pros with years under their belt. When you join you will be part of this community of fellow sugar artists.

By the end of these 14 days, you’ll have received the entire The Classic Rose course, Majolica Workshop, and Arrangement recipes and had a chance to join the Facebook Group. 

This means you’ll have the opportunity to see if my techniques will work for you and if you’ve gained value from the course BEFORE making your final commitment.

I’m so sure that you’ll find value in this course and confidence within yourself to create your best work yet that this is a no-questions-asked guarantee. Just reach out if you don’t think the remainder of the course will work for you and you’ll get your money back.

I cannot wait to personally guide you through The Classic Rose…

If you dream of creating breathtaking sugar flowers and taking your artistry to the next level you should give The Classic Rose a 14-day risk free shot.

Image by Brooke Schaal Photography

A note from Alexandria...

Creating sugar flowers is my career, my passion and my reason for waking up bright and early with excitement to get the day started.

Lots of people think “talent” brought me here but I can assure you it was perseverance, passion and hard work. And I know that if you love it half as much as I do and you’re willing to put in the hard work you can create anything you dream of.

If you’re a cake maker who dreams of becoming a cake artist and feel that you don’t currently have the tools to get there just know- you can learn it, you can do it, and I’m going to be there every step of the way cheering you on!

I’m inviting you to join me in The Classic Rose to transform your work so you can find your own artistic voice, create with confidence and leave your friends, family, and clients in awe (sometimes tears!) of what you’ve created for them.

I look forward to guiding you through The Classic Rose and I’ll see you inside.

All my best,


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