Online Class

Cake Topper Techniques: Figure Modeling

$29.99$39.99

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

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Anne Heap
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Anne Heap teaches you how to make sugar paste figures 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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Anne Heap
01:37
Meet Anne and learn about the Craftsy platform. Start asking questions and see what your fellow students have created.
2. Preparing Gum Paste
09:35
3. Pea in a Pod - 'Henry'
27:25
4. Sleeping Baby - 'Olive'
14:41
5. Sitting Child - 'J.J.'
18:34
6. Finishing 'J.J.'
27:21
7. Sitting Figure - 'Pregnant Penny'
31:45
8. Finishing 'Pregnant Penny'
27:38
9. Standing Figure - 'Madison'
44:36

Taught by

Anne Heap
Anne Heap
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, 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 is also the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Dessert Professional's Top Ten Cake Artists of North America and was recognized by Bake Magazine in 2014 as one the most influential cake artists in America.
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