Basic Modelling - Bride and Groom Class

Come and learn the art of modelling people and learn how to dress them with little layers of clothing.

Class Dates Wed 7th Jun, 2017 - 6 spaces left

Class Details Tutor: Louise Wilson
Time: 10am - 4pm
Skill Level: Beginner
Cost: £140
Equipment: All equipment, icing and flower paste will be provided.
Cake: This class uses a pre-covered dummy cake, provided by us.
Class size: This class has a maximum of 6 students.

What will you learn in this class?
  • How to make sitting and standing figures
  • Securing figures without inedible supports
  • Creating figures which can be removed from a wedding cake to keep
  • Positioning figures upon cake
  • Learn how you can create stable and tall figures
  • Creating a suitable bride and groom arrangement
  • Planning the modelling process
  • Learn different ways of constructing figures
  • Using different colour combinations
  • Using different pastes
  • Colouring pastes without messy hands
  • Making your own edible glue
  • Learn how to use 'gunge' effectively
  • Building a figure
  • Creating legs in trousers
  • Forming arms and hands
  • Making faces with expression
  • Painting facial details
  • Learn about creating different fabric effects
  • Using lustre dusts to embellish fabrics and details
  • How to dress your figures
  • Creating hair in different ways
  • How to create tiny flower bouquets
  • Make a buttonhole
  • Creating mini bows
  • Arranging and securing finished models
  • Using ribbons to best effect on models
  • Finishing display boards with ribbon
  • Rescuing mistakes and accidents
  • Boxing your tall figures


Why should you come to this class? If you worry about wedding season coming around, and the possibility of being asked to create a custom bride and groom for the top of the cake, then this class is definitely for you!

During this class you will learn how to create the basic shapes that make up different body parts for a sitting and a standing character. Using modelling paste, you will carefully create a beautiful bride standing next to her man, who will be sitting by her side.

You will learn different techniques to dress and embellish your characters, and use different embossing techniques to give realistic effects on their clothing, including matching the bouquet in the brides hands to the real brides bouquet.

Faces are also incredibly important when creating a bride and groom. We will show you how to create different expressions on their faces and how to pose your models in different ways – not just standing and sitting.

Then finally, the all important securing the characters to the cake will show you different ways to ensure that your beautiful creations stay where you put them!

What will you need to bring to this class? You don't need to bring anything to this class as we will supply everything, including a pre-iced dummy and board for your bride and groom to sit on, the modelling paste and flowerpaste, plus all equipment and boxes to take your Bride and Groom home in!

Please bring a packed lunch with you. The Cake Makery will provide tea, coffee and cold refreshments as needed!

What will you take home from this class? You will create a sitting Groom and a standing Bride during this class, which you will take home with you at the end.

We know you will leave this class with the confidence to create many different people based characters, not just a bride and groom!

Each student will also be given our very detailed 26 page PDF tutorial (emailed to you after the class) that we wrote to accompany this class, giving full instructions and lots of useful photos to help remind you of what you learned in class.

Class level This class is for beginners and anyone who wants to learn how to create people using modelling paste.

Class times This is a six hour class that runs from 10am to 4pm over one day. It has a maximum of six students, allowing us to give you more personalised teaching and attention.

These photos show the models you will create during this class
Class dates Wed 7th Jun, 2017 - 6 spaces left


About your teacher Lou grew up baking and decorating cakes for fun with the family. Her first Christmas cake was made when she was just 15.

Lou's training was originally in graphic design and illustration, and she spent 10 years working in graphics and running her own business. There were always amazing cakes for family and friends' special occasions!

However the arrival of Lou's two children was life changing. A new home-based occupation needed to be found and the old love of baking combined with the natural artistic talent, lead to the birth of Lou's Amazing Cakes.

After more than 20 years of commercial cake decorating, many people have asked after Lou's skills. Amazed that people wanted to learn from her, Lou was tentative when she first started demonstrating her sugarcraft, but quickly found it rewarding and enjoyable. She is an accredited demonstrator for the British Sugarcraft Guild and regularly demos for them around the UK.

When Elly called Lou in early 2011, it came at a time when Lou was rethinking the balance of her business. Lou was considering teaching and passing on her skills on a more full time basis, but still wishing to continue some commercial work as Lou's Amazing Cakes. Meeting with Elly made that development easy and sparked the start of an exciting new sugarcraft school - The Cake Makery.

Lou still makes amazing cakes for customers and now also enjoys passing on her years of experience and knowledge of sugarcraft. She is also regularly featured in Squires Kitchen's Wedding magazine, is one of the Wedding Cake Showroom entrants at the annual Squires Exhibition in Farnham, and won Gold and First Place for her painting on cakes entry in this year’s competition at the show.

The Cake Makery is delighted to have Lou as our head teacher, and she leads the way with her informative classes, leaving her students buzzing with the confidence to go home and use their new skills and tips to create their own amazing cakes.

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