My Christmas food coloring pastes have arrived. I’ve started icing the 14 mini Christmas cakes and I’ve been watching the Junior Great British Bake Off avidly. I’m so very impressed with the creativity and imagination that the young bakers have.
I’ve been itching to try out sugar craft but been put off slightly by the expense and equipment required.
Improvising to the hilt and having read I read Ruth Clemens sugar rose tutorial a couple of months ago I thought that I’d give sugar craft a whirl. Surely it can’t be too difficult. Can it?
Lacking any official icing tools apart from things I can find in my cupboards which includes a cocktail stick to add food colouring, a glass worktop saver, 2 plastic sandwich bags, my mini children’s rolling pin and of course a block of fondant icing.
Its quite delicate work. Not so much like play dough as I had hoped. I mainly gave up attempting to roll anything out properly and just used my hands.
Here’s the results…
Wow, these look great I’m impressed.
My local council do classes for about 12 weeks for £45 total. They come under the adult education section of their website and take part in local schools and community centres. Have you tried your local council to see if there are any classes?
Thank you! I have been thinking about trying some classes soon but haven’t quite found the right one yet. Have you done sugar craft courses before? What kind of decoration is your favourite?
Wow, Lauren. Good job. This is the sort of thing I never attempt, suffering from dexterity challenges.
Thanks Sharyn. Its good to play and experiment with these. I haven’t quite decided how to decorate my Christmas cakes yet!
They look really good! I’ve never been brave enough to attempt either but have signed up for a cake decorating class next year.
Thanks! I’m really tempted to learn more about sugar craft. Is the course you’re going to do very long?
It’s just a 1 day course from the cake embassy. They had a special deal on living social a few months ago. Have you decided on a course yet?
I haven’t found the right course yet but will definitely keep my eyes peeled for good deals on living social. Thanks for the tip!