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from peony blooms to shoes and succulents — they can all be created out of fondant and people attending the Central Otago Cake Decorating Club’s workshop and demonstration days over the weekend will learn how.

Club members Kim Marsh and Judith Crosland, both of Alexandra, and Dorothy White, of Whangarei, will be demonstrating different cake icing decorating styles and techniques on Saturday at the Senior Citizens Clubrooms, on Skird St.

Mrs Crosland, who is a member of the New Zealand Cake Decorators Guild executive, will be showing the audience how to create their own lifelike white peony bloom from fondant.

She said once she had initially worked out how to create the templates, it took her about three or four hours to finish the bloom.

The workshop at Clyde Hall on Sunday will include Mrs White demonstrating how to make fondant succulents and using sliced fondant decorations.

‘‘The workshop will allow people to work at their own pace.
‘‘We have got 16 people coming so far, from as far away as Dunedin, Gore and Invercargill.’’

The club will be hosting the guild’s national conference in 2022 and fundraising is under way.

It is hoped international cake decorators will be attending to demonstrate their skills.

Peony perfect . . . Cake decorator Judith Crosland, of Alexandra, created this white peony bloom out of fondant icing. PHOTO: YVONNE O’HARA