Sugarpaste Module

I did the Sugarpaste Module at the end of 2013. I wasn’t a novice by any means, but I wanted to be able to get a qualification that proved I can do all this cake decorating, as well as learn some new skills. I did the course with the lovely Zoe from the Boutique Cake Studio in Cranham near Upminster: Web Site or FB Page.

The course happened over 5 weekends and we had to do homework in between lessons. I have included pictures from each lesson’s work and my final Diploma presentations.

Week 1: The basics, including covering a cake and board, insetting a plaque, fabric flowers and leaves, embossing and crimping patterns

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Week 2: Carved novelty cake, fabric roses and garrett frills – the other 2 ladies went for hand bag cakes, whilst I went for a heart-shaped pillow. This was done using a real cake, rather than a dummy.

From this:

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One madeira cake, split, filled, carved into a heart and crumb-coated

To this:

Finished cake, with ombre garrett frills and fabric roses

Finished cake, with ombre garrett frills and fabric roses

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Week 3: Hexagonal cake – covering a cake with several sides, different ways to finish borders, ribbons and bows, texture mats, and drapes

Different techiques on each side and the top

Different techiques on each side and the top

Week 4:Techniques board: Free-standing shapes, modelling, broderie anglaise, relief work, water effects, cutter shapes, etc.

Multiple techniques on one board

Multiple techniques on one board

Week 5: Modelling, dowelling, cake design, completion of presentation board and presentation cake

Techniques Board: all techniques used throughout the diploma had to be included on this. Some of it required some lateral thinking!

Final presentation board sugarpaste

Cake: round Madeira cake (split, filled, crumb-coated and covered with sugarpaste and sugar drapes and bows, flower paste plate, dummy cake covered with sugarpaste and then draped with a sugarpaste tablecloth, Madeira cake teapot, with a flower paste tea-cup and saucer, and edible sugar biscuits

Final Presentation cake - round madeira cake (split, filled, crumb-coated and covered with sugarpaste and sugar drapes and bows, flower paste plate, dummy cake covered with sugarpaste and then draped with a sugarpaste tablecloth, madeira cake teapot, with a flower paste tea-cup and saucer, and edible sugar biscuits

Final Presentation cake

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