• Maggie Austin Sugar Flowers Roses Anemones Leaves Hydrangea

Maggie believes that beauty lies in the process.

The process is learned. It is work. It takes time. It asks you to be present in the present, without judgement or expectation or anticipation. The process wants to surprise you, challenge you, delight you.

A broken petal is all the more beautiful for its flaw. 

Embrace the imperfections.

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Maggie's passion for instruction is rooted in her understanding that every artist is searching for growth. Shaping a soft bit of gumpaste into a gloriously delicate sugar petal requires a willingness to trust in the power of transformation. When artists gather together as students, they become a supportive community that expands technical knowledge, deepens creative commitment, and celebrates personal breakthroughs. For Maggie, guiding this extraordinary journey is an honor.   

A Maggie Austin Workshop is a quiet space to nurture your craft. 

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Let's get down to business. Take off your apron and step outside the studio for individualized, supportive coaching on the practical aspects of building your own successful business.

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Far beyond sugar flowers, Maggie changed my entire perspective. I learned the importance of being kind to myself and my art

Alex, Alex Robba Cake

When I took my first class with Maggie, I didn’t even know what gumpaste was. After a couple of short workshops you would think I’d been doing it for years. She is an exceptional teacher, and a gift to the cake world. 

Marion Attal, Mamie Brougitte Cakes

I am an 18 year old home baker and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Maggie makes instructions incredibly clear while she maintains the complexity of her methods. 

Olivia Grove, Winchester, VA

With concise direction and attention to detail, Maggie is able to constructively guide all her students, no matter what skill level. By far the best workshop I have EVER attended! 

Susan Bundy, Pastry Chef, Baked Expectations

Verdadeiramente incrível! Como um sonho realizado. Eu pude realmente fazer as flores mais lindas que eu já vi e Maggie auxilia em qualquer dúvida.

Isabelle Faria, São Paulo, Brasil

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Detailed tutorials and gorgeous photos. Hold inspiration in your hands.

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