Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wrapping Elf Class with Susan Carberry

A couple weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be able to take a class with Susan Carberry at Studio B in the International Sugar Art Collection!  It was fun to go back to the student side after teaching there a few times this year.

I had a blast with the wonderful ladies in class and Susan is a wonderful, spirited, and funny teacher.  We made elves about 20" tall, and in context discussed structure and construction for 3D cakes.  The structure is primarily PVC pipes and connectors.

For purposes of the class, we used styrofoam dummies for the body and head.  All of the details are fondant with some hand painted gold accents.

It was fun to see how the whole room full of elves turned out-- since we used essentially no molds or cutters for the elf detailing, every elf had a different facial expression and personality.  The room definitely looked like Christmas with all the red and green!

Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season!  Hopefully more sugar coming your way soon..