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Fun Figures by Lorraine McKay

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 19 October 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782210320
  • Stock: 50+
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  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £12.99
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Description

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.


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


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.



Reviews

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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