Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Fabulous Week of Sugar Flowers with Ron Ben-Israel

This post is SO long overdue! We moved into our new location on the weekend of November 6th. On November 14th we greeted the flower Maestro Ron Ben-Israel at our brand new classroom....and we have been going non-stop ever since! So please forgive my delay - but as the saying goes, the best things are worth waiting for!

Ron is simply amazing! He has such an affinity for all things sugar, however he is most well known for his life-like sugarpaste flowers. Not only is he supremely talented, his personality lights up the room. Going through all the images from the 2 classes, Ron's personality shines through and you cannot help but smile when he is around. We were beyond honoured to have hosted Ron's first classes in Canada and we will be waiting anxiously for his return.

We hosted 2 classes with Ron that week - both were 3 fun-filled days of sugarpaste flowers: the calla, sweet pea, cattleya orchid, peony and the classic rose. Not only did Ron share his techniques for creating beautiful sugarpaste flowers, he also ended the day with a frank open discussion about business, cakes, and everything in between! This was invaluable to the students.

Now for the pictures....there were so many wonderful images, it was so hard to choose - but here is a collection of some of my favourites from the week - I think they really document the full class experience.

Happy times in the classroom

Don't you just LOVE our interactive classroom??!!

Students were treated to one-on-one attention throughout the class

To celebrate our brand new classroom - champagne & orange juice for all!

So proud of his students

Our first group of students - thank you everyone for attending!

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Ron providing personal attention to each and every student

He misses nothing - here he is loving Konstadin's shoes!

Judy & Vik - all smiles after learning the rose

Teacher approves!

Flowers all ready for dusting...

Ron is happiest with a sugar flower in one hand and tea in the other!

Thank you again Ron for an amazing and colourful week - we loved every single minute!


Morsels By Mark said...

Ron definitely is a great instructor! I cannot wait for his return!

Anonymous said...

if I could be there even for one day I will be the happiest cake decorator in the world.

Cris said...

Wow, you are so lucky to be taught by such a sugar genious like Ron Ben Israel! I can only dream of such an honour...

Manni said...

wow! wish I was there :(
maybe next time. It seems to be fun-filled class!!

Coco Cake Land said...

OMG! congrats on your new location... and also, so amazing!?? Ron Ben-Israel!? love it!

looks like it was an utterly fantastic time.