Fun Figures: Cute Character Toppers by Lorraine McKay (book review)
This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn modeling sugar figures for cake decorating. This book is packed with step by step and detailed instructions by Lorraine McKay a popular cake artist who travels world wide teaching cute sugar figures.
Author of this book
This book is by the lovely Lorraine Mckay.
For those of you that don't know her. Here's a little brief about who and what.
Lorraine McKay is a self-taught sugar artist from Scotland who turned her sugar art hobby into a thriving business - The Icing on the Cake. She has won several Gold Awards in the Novelty Cake and Wedding Cake categories at the annual Cake Show at the NEC Birmingham, and in 2006 was asked to demonstrate her work at the Edinburgh branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild – she is now an accredited British Sugarcraft Guild demonstrator.
Lorraine also writes a blog: Extra Icing on the Cake, and provides a number of popular online tutorials. She began offering workshops at her studio in 2007 and has since gone on to teach classes all over the world.
Excited about her book
Those of you who are on my Facebook page must have seen me all excited about this book. I have admired Lorraine's work for so long that to be able to learn from her even from a book is wonderful.
I have been really hoping that some day I would have an opportunity to take a class with her. But I'm so far away that though she travels nothing was close enough for me to attend. I had purchased almost all of her online tutorials on her website. But the big announcement of this book was a treat. So now you can imagine how excited I was to get this book? I knew I had to order it.
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So now that I have the book I thought I'd share with you a little of what's inside!
Fun Figures:Cute (Cake) Character toppers for all occasions
And now I want to share with you that this book is nothing less than awesome. It's everything I was hoping she would share.
The baby topper, the anniversary toppers, Bridal couple and her famous Indian couple.
It's all there.
She starts the book with a detail of all the necessary things you need. The right amount of sugar paste and the quantity of CMC as well as the equipment and tools you need. So new or advanced you have the right stuff to start with.
She begins the figures with the basic on how to make the face, hands, legs, body. She even gives you the quantity of sugar paste you need for each so you can get the proportions right.
Honestly, if you are new I'd say learn the basic first then move on the the individual figures.
Here's Santa - explained in detail.
Here's a cute boy for first birthday cake.
Anniversary cake toppers
And here's my favorite Indian couple and of course there's the traditional Bridal couple .
Personally I think this book is a must have for anyone who wants to learn figures. I have not seen any other book that shows figures so well in details.
I do hope you enjoy this book and learn from it. I truly did.
Disclaimer - This post is not a paid review. I have not been compensated in anyway to write this review.