Anne Heap
Craftsy Instructor

Denville, NJ

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After working in advertising, Anne decided to quit the corporate world and pursue pastry arts. Once she finished her studies at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, Anne apprenticed with Ron Ben-Israel Cakes in New York City. In 2005, she founded Pink Cake Box in Denville, New Jersey, which includes a retail location and a skilled staff of decorators. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and TV shows. Anne also was honored ... Read Full Bio »

Anne's Craftsy Classes

Cake Topper Techniques

Anne Heap teaches you how to model cake toppers that are too adorable for words. Learn how to color, structure and form gum paste into a sleeping baby, a sitting boy, a sitting pregnant lady and a standing woman.These characters are so cute you could almost eat them up! Adorn your cakes with these colorful figurines and apply the techniques learned in class to model an endless variety of cute characters. Start with the basics of working with gum paste, and learn how to use gel colors to produce realistic skin tones. Then sculpt your toppers and dress them with fashionable gum paste outfits that you create no sewing machine required! Support your figures with skewers and wire to place them in a wide variety of positions. Your toppers will take the cake!

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What's New

Free tutorial from Joanne! How to create the ?Perfectly? Pleated Cummerbund Bands!
Joanne's review of Stevi Auble's "Delicate Wafer-Paper Cakes class is available at Pink Cake Box University. A must read - we loved the class!
Another tutorial for those who have taken our Craftsy Cake Toppers Class.  This one builds upon the Pirate Themed Cake topper and adds a pirate treasure chest!   More at
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Anne's Projects

Pea in the Pod Baby Shower Cake
Classic Petal Ruffle Wedding Cake
Ruffle Ombre Cake
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