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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 19 October 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782210320
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (1 available)
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Fun Figures

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cute character cake toppers for all occasions by Lorraine McKay

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Book Description

Starting with a comprehensive techniques section showing you everything you need to know, this inspiring book then takes you step by step through 10 cute and characterful projects. Galleries of close-ups show you exactly what you are trying to achieve, while Lorraine’s helpful tips will guide you on your way.

This gorgeous book guides you through Lorraine McKay’s distinctive sugar art style, showing you how to create cute, characterful sugar figures for 10 special occasion cakes, from weddings and graduations to baby showers and birthdays. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction, covering all the basic techniques you need, from mixing skin tones and making eyes, arms, teeth and hair, to supporting your finished figures. The book then guides you step by step through 10 inspiring projects, each finishing with a gallery of close-up shots to show you exactly what you are trying to achieve. The book is packed with Lorraine’s tips for success and will help you to create cute and accomplished-looking sugar figures with ease.

Create cute, characterful sugar figures for a wide range of special occasion cakes, from weddings and graduations to baby showers
10 easy-to-follow and inspiring step-by-step projects, styled on finished cakes to give you ideas for how best to showcase your sugar figures
The comprehensive introduction guides the reader through all the techniques needed, from mixing skin tones and making facial features to supporting the finished figures

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials 8
Techniques 12
Baby Shower 22
Graduation 30
Engagement 38
Golden Wedding 48
Asian Wedding 58
Valentine's Day 68
First Birthday 78
Christmas 88
21st Birthday 108
Bride and Groom 118
Index 128

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About the Author

About Lorraine McKay

Lorraine McKay is a self-taught sugar artist from Scotland who turned her sugar art hobby into a thriving business - The Icing on the Cake. She has won several Gold Awards in the Novelty Cake and Wedding Cake categories at the annual Cake Show at the NEC Birmingham, and in 2006 was asked to demonstrate her work at the Edinburgh branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild she is now an accredited British Sugarcraft Guild demonstrator. Lorraine also writes a blog: Extra Icing on the Cake, and provides a number of popular online tutorials. She began offering workshops at her studio in 2007 and has since gone on to teach classes all over the world. Lorraine lives in West Lothian, Scotland.
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Cake Craft & Decoration

July 2015

This super book guides you through the creation of cute, characterful sugar figures for ten special occasion cakes,

from weddings and graduations to baby showers and birthdays. The book covers the basic techniques you need, from mixing skin tones

and making eyes, arms teeth and hair to supporting your finished figures, then it then guides you step by step through inspiring projects.

There are lots of tips for success in modelling.


Cakes & Sugarcraft Magazine

Summer 2015

With 10 easy-to-follow projects including stepby-step instructions and accompanying photographs, Fun Figures is a great guide for those looking to start making models to top wedding and celebration cakes. The comprehensive introduction guides you through all the techniques needed, from making hands and feet and mixing skin tones to creating facial features. The projects themselves encompass a range of ages, genders, nationalities and occasions and are photographed on cakes to give ideas for how best to present your finished figures.


Cake Decorating & Cupcakes

February 2015

Creating cute character toppers is so easy with Lorraine McKay's detailed step-by-step photos and accessible instructions. A gallery of close-up shots will be handy to refer to as you work.


Cake Craft & Decoration

February 2015

This book is packed with tips for success and will help you to create cute and accomplished looking sugar figures with ease. It guides you through Lorraine McKay's distinctive sugar art style to create characterful figures for 10 special occasion cakes for weddings and graduations, baby showers and birthdays. This book covers all the basic techniques you need, from mixing skin tones and making eyes, arms, teeth and hair, to supporting your finished figures.

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