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Pip, sister to Cherry

Hampshire Workshops

Saturday 21st + Sunday 22nd June - 0900 - 1900

£325 ~ Two places left

£50 deposit (balance payable at class)

Only three students per workshop

Dates around the UK 


Little Miss Fairy Cakes - Scotland 10th + 11th May 2014 


these workshops will have no more than 5 students but will be the same price


please use the link further down this page to book all UK classes

International Workshops

Desirable Cake School - New York - 28th + 29th June 2014


Please use this link for this class - booking 


Spend the weekend with Rhu at this exciting workshop and learn how to make Pip, the (slightly !!) smaller sister to Cherry who won Gold at Cake International in March 2013.


Pip stands approximately 18" high and built around an internal support system and using sugarpaste and modelling chocolate as the decorating medium, you will learn how and what Rhu uses to construct her larger standing figures and how she creates such flawless facial features with sugarpaste. Due the time limit of this class we will use a dummy cake, however Rhu will discuss the using a cake and RKT's within the structure if you were to decide to recreate this figure at another time.


Classes are small, informal and relaxed.  With such small classes you will be assured of a the utmost direction and attention from Rhu, who will guide and assists you through the whole process helping you to develop your own natural style to create an individual Pip or Cherry.  The pictures above are for inspiration, but of course you can make her the same or use a different colour scheme, make her different accessories, time permitting, or give her different footwear, whatever you decide to do, Rhu will help you achieve your goal.


After the class you will be sent a follow-up email with a step-by-step pictorial reminder of the workshop and how we make Pip, plenty of helpful hints and tips, what you need to buy to recreate figures at home and any templates that were used.


Please note that this is an advanced class and a good working knowledge of sugarpaste is vital.  


What you will learn


  • How to create the internal structure and support system

  • Sculpting with sugarpaste and what tools to use

  • Dressing your sculpture in sugarpaste and where necessary make the templates for doing this

  • De-constructing and reconstructing designs – i.e where to start

  • Sculpting facial features, including eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, chin

  • Tonal hair

  • Safely packing your creation to take home

  • a follow-up website page exclusive for class participants with comprehensive details of what we did, how we did it and what we used


... and according to recent students so much more invaluable advise, tips and hints 

Due to the intensity of this class I will be asking you to bring the sugarpaste for the clothing and hair, I will give you full details in the confirmation email, it's not very much, but deciding on colours and mixing them at the class is very time consuming and there is so much more to learn than  taking time to do this.  I will also send you some links to give you inspiration for the look of your figure.

 Everything else is provided
Cost includes everything you need to make Pip and take her home




 

This is what one student who attended a previous Pip figure class had to say - 


"I can't recommend this course highly enough. Rhu's preparation and attention to detail was impressive to say the least. The quality of teaching was first class! Rhu is an excellent communicator, so ready to answer any questions we had, either about the project or any other cake decorating related question. Rhu is also very supportive, reassuring us that we WOULD have a figure that resembled 'Pip' by the end of the weekend. As the first day progressed (flew by) we were excited to see our creations take shape and couldn't wait to get back to day 2 to put the face on. How amazing it was to see the faces taking shape and to dress them in our chosen colour schemes! Now all I want to do is make more of these lovely characters and certainly will!

Characters created in class ..... 

  • This Emilia made by Christine with more of a little girl quality
    This Emilia made by Christine with more of a little girl quality
  • Bright blue and rose pinks were the colour scheme by Claire
    Bright blue and rose pinks were the colour scheme by Claire
  • My class version of Pip, with a very much 'whatever' attitude going on
    My class version of Pip, with a very much 'whatever' attitude going on
  • Wide eyes and bright red lipstick for Claire to achieve the look she was going for
    Wide eyes and bright red lipstick for Claire to achieve the look she was going for