FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS PETALS BY YOU ABOUT?
I started Petals by You in June 2018 as a platform where I can share my handmade sugar flowers work. Slowly, I started to run workshops and private classes teaching my flowers in gum paste.
WHY IS YOUR PAGE CALLED PETALS BY YOU?
Although initially I used this page as an outlet for me to showcase my work, my ultimate goal was to share my knowledge and transfer the skills to others who are interested.
This is why it is called Petals by "You", and not my own initials or name. I wanted to enable others to make flowers for their family, friends or even customers using their own hands and from their own hearts.
WHAT DO YOU TEACH?
I teach hand made flowers using gum paste (sugar), edible wafer paper as non-edible clay (cold porcelain).
HOW MANY FLOWERS DO WE MAKE IN EACH CLASS?
It depends on the class.
If it is a one day class, we will usually only be able to complete 1 main flower. This is because it is actually quite time consuming to make each flower and for beginners to grasp the techniques.
In a 2-day class, we will be able to cover more content.
Please check the class description for each class or contact me for specific information for each class.
CAN THE FLOWERS BE EATEN?
The gum paste flowers are made of edible ingredients. However, they are usually not eaten by customers because they dry hard and become brittle. Due to the texture and the fact that we do not add any flavouring to the paste, it is not tasty or pleasant to eat. Instead, they are kept as mementos in a dry area.
The cold porcelain flowers, on the other hand, are not edible and are meant solely for decorative purposes only.
HOW MANY STUDENTS DO YOU TAKE PER GROUP CLASS?
My group classes are small and intimate as I only take in 2-3 students per session. This ensures that I am able to provide sufficient attention to each student.
WILL THE FLOWERS MELT?
They will not melt. The flowers will maintain their shape if they are dried completely. However, if the climate is very humid, they may begin to soften and start to "wilt". It is recommended that the flowers be kept in a dry box until it is time to decorate a cake or if the flowers were made just for display, the display case should have silica in them to absorb the excess moisture in the atmosphere.
WHERE ARE YOUR CLASSES HELD?
My classes are held at my home studio located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur 57000, Malaysia.