Anne Heap
Craftsy Instructor

Denville, NJ

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 ... Read Full Bio »

Anne's Craftsy Classes


Little Pink Dress Cake

Learn how to make a dress cake that can captivate a crowd alongside award-winning decorator Anne Heap. Start by building a sturdy and beautiful stand with easy-to-find materials and simple skills. Learn to sculpt cake layers into an elegant flared skirt. Then, carve rice cereal treats into the perfect bodice base, and confidently cover it in fondant. Bring your skirt to life with chic sugar ruffles and an overlay with dramatic draping. Easily create exquisite panels for your bodice and apply them for a lifelike look. Add details that mimic structured boning, skillful stitching lines and grommets you'll lace up with sugar ribbons. Finish your design with a beautiful bow and a string of striking sugar pearls — for a dazzling dress that party guests won't ever forget!



Cake Topper Techniques

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!


What's New

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
Full cake decorating class list for 2014/2015 has been posted at Pink Cake Box University -
Our new craftsy class is launching soon - Little Pink Dress Cake! To celebrate we've launched a giveaway for a chance to over $300 in classes and DVDs!
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Anne's Projects

Pea in the Pod Baby Shower Cake
Make Beautiful Sugar Pearls
Full Skit and Tie Detail
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