Sometimes plain sugarpaste just won’t do! Sometimes you just feel the need to glam it up a bit. Like adding a glamorous statement necklace to a simple outfit, it changes everything. The same applies to sugarcraft. So, Lindy has created the ultimate technique class to help you adorn, embellish, add bling, and beautify your work.
Working with stencils today, a Lindy favourite, she is guiding our eight students through the techniques to create decoration that makes ordinary sugarpaste covered baking look stunning.
Lindy got things underway by demonstrating with dusts focusing on matt dust, mixed colours dusts and then edible metallic dusts. Dusts are wonderful for adding a fabric like texture to your designs. The results are glitzy and gorgeous!
We have now moved on to Royal icing which gives a classy look to a design no matter what colours are used. Lindy has just demonstrated using red royal icing spread on to pink sugarpaste using Lindy’s retro circle stencil on her musical note cookie. It is very striking and has a Valentine’s feel to it… in colour at least… a musical ‘love’ note perhaps!
Fiona, our colleague, joins us today to add ‘stencilling’ to her sugarpaste skill set. She did the ‘paste patterning’ techniques class last week and obviously had such a good time that she has come back. Lindy is so wonderful about encouraging her staff to do workshops. It gives us all a chance to learn more about what Lindy does from a creative point of view and to see the products Lindy recommends and sells. Fiona has used a new Japanese Dogwood Floral design stencil. She chose a turquoise blue for the cake and stencilled using red extra colour in the Royal icing – very eye-catching.
It’s lovely to see Jody again, she recently attended Lindy’s Introduction to celebration cakes class but always had her sights on the stencils.… we expect to see some fabulous new cupcake designs coming out of her kitchen in the future!!
Sue and Debz have batted down the M4 from Usk in Wales to join us. Debz said the journey wasn’t too bad today, better than they thought, I think we may see this dynamic duo again!! They have both chosen bright colours for their celebration cakes using Lime & Amethyst and Melon & Yellow. Loud and proud ladies!
Debby has given herself a challenge by stencilling individual butterflies on the base and around her cake. It was worth it though because they look delicate and lovely in the palest of blue.
Susan’s petit cake in Orange and black is no wallflower… striking and original. She tells us that she has been inspired to use colour by other student’s work that she has seen on our blog, we are impressed.
Sylvia is practising her skills for a special occasion. Sadly a tight corner on the journey here has led to a couple of dents in her cake and board. We’ve given her some ideas and tips on how to overcome that and her cake is looking really chic in white and creamy gold.
When you focus on one technique in a workshop it gives you the chance to practice and practice. This is where I think Lindy is on to a winner with her technique led classes. Focus on one thing and work towards perfecting it. Interpret as you will, choose the colours that you love. One technique yet no two results are the same. Now that’s what I call creative value.
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