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with Anne Heap
Online Class

Cake Topper Techniques: Figure Modeling

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 3h23m

Included in this Class

1. Meet Anne Heap

1. Meet Anne Heap

Meet Anne and learn about the Craftsy platform. Start asking questions and see what your fellow students have created.

2. Preparing Gum Paste

2. Preparing Gum Paste

Start making your own adorable cake toppers by preparing the gum paste. Anne will walk you through the steps!

3. Pea in a Pod - 'Henry'

3. Pea in a Pod - 'Henry'

You'll make leaves, a baby and finally the oh-so-adorable Pea in a Pod - "Henry" with Anne's detailed instruction.