Pip, sister to Cherry
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
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
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
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!