This gorgeous book guides you through Lorraine McKay's distinctive sugar art style, showing you how to create cute, characterful sugar figures for 10 special occasion cakes, from weddings and graduations to baby showers and birthdays. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction, covering all the basic techniques you need, from mixing skin tones and making eyes, arms, teeth and hair, to supporting your finished figures. The book then guides you step by step through 10 inspiring projects, each finishing with a gallery of close-up shots to show you exactly what you are trying to achieve. The book is packed with Lorraine's tips for success and will help you to create cute and accomplished-looking sugar figures with ease.
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. Lorraine lives in West Lothian, Scotland.
Introduction 6 Materials 8 Techniques 12 Baby Shower 22 Graduation 30 Engagement 38 Golden Wedding 48 Asian Wedding 58 Valentine's Day 68 First Birthday 78 Christmas 88 21st Birthday 108 Bride and Groom 118 Index 128