Marzipan is also a wonderful medium for making roses. Gygi's has it in 7 lb boxes in their store. They also have this edible luster dust and glitter that transform regular sculpting into this elegant looking beauty.
I'm happy to report that all thirteen class members where able to produce some gorgeous flowers. Hopefully they can add them to their menu for cake customers all across the Wasatch Front. If any of them care to speak up and leave a comment, then those in the great state of Utah will know where to go.