Cake Topper Techniques

Figure Modeling

with Anne Heap

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Create adorable gum paste cake toppers with Anne Heap! You'll make cute sleeping babies, sitting children and standing adults. Read More…

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Class Rating

(33 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Great Class!

I loved this! I was always afraid to model figures and unsure of how to make sure they were stable on the cake... after watching this class, I created my first figure cake topper and couldn't have been more pleased!

The class takes the student through a progression on a theme... each figure a little more 'complicated' in design, according to whether they are seated, standing, etc... it's very easy to follow and although (like any technique) it will require practice, I was extremely ...

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rated 5 stars

Awesome Class!

I was so excited when I saw Anne Heap's name in the Craftsy class line up! I signed up as fast as I could! I've spent countless hours looking at her cakes online-and wishing for a fraction of her talent.

I learned so much from this class! Anne teaches you how to add personalized touches to fun, whimsical figures (perfect, as who wants to eat a cake with a disconcertingly life-like, sculpted baby on top?) I used this class to make a cake topper for a friends birthday. Everyone was ...

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Ada Verhagen
rated 5 stars

Fun to make figures

I highly can recommend Anne's class.She is teaching you at a calm way how to make figures and gives you all the right tips and tricks. With the basics that I learned it was easy to make figures in other positions and it gave me the confidence to be more detailed in my work by making (for example) shoe laces, a bottom, stockings , different expressions on the faces etc...All the small details that made it fun to make the figures...So, don't just copy the figures in the lessons but use them as a ...

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rated 5 stars

Intimidated no more

I always admired those figures, but immediately said, "not for me", which really meant "too hard for me!". But with Ann's wonderful instructions, and great visuals, I've conquered my fear and have now made a couple of cake toppers, which came out so much better than I would have thought.
Ann's great sense of humor, and excellent instruction keep me going back to remind myself of all the little details that make her class so wonderful.
Go on, take the plunge, you ...

rated 5 stars

I Can Make People!

I have always been in awe of the adorable gum paste figures that people use to adorn their cakes. Now I know how they do it! Thanks Craftsy for offering this class. I learned so much and can now move forward with confidence as I offer figure modeling as a new service to my cake customers.

This class is not for experienced sculptors. You will not learn how to position eyebrows to show different moods. You will not learn to do pouty lips or evil sneers. On the other hand you will ...

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