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A Sweet Floral Life
Romantic Arrangements for Fresh and Sugar Flowers

Natasja Sadi

Learn how to create exquisite, lifelike sugar flowers to pair with fresh blooms in the floral arrangements of your dreams—regardless of season or availability.

Rising Instagram star Natasja Sadi’s floral arrangements have a sumptuous, old-world look straight out of a classical painting. But the secret is that they often contain a surprise twist: handmade sugar flowers (traditionally used in cake decorating) that are indistinguishable from real ones and last forever.

A former fashion designer, Sadi began making flowers out of sugar to honor her African and Indonesian ancestors who worked in the sugarcane fields of Suriname. In A Sweet Floral Life, Sadi provides steps for sculpting sugar flowers, a versatile medium with limitless possibilities—they can be used in fresh floral arrangements, displayed on their own, or used to adorn cakes for weddings, anniversaries, or parties. And whether it’s the middle of summer or the dead of winter, sugar flowers are always in season and always in perfect full bloom.

In addition, Sadi guides you through the creative process of fresh flower arranging and developing a personal style, along with tutorials for seasonal arrangements, living and entertaining with flowers, and how to photograph flowers. Capture the romance, set the mood, and be swept away by gorgeous and inspiring floral art with A Sweet Floral Life.

Ten Speed Press | April 25, 2023 | Hardcover

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