Best selling sugarcraft author, Frances McNaughton shows how to make chocolate animals for cake decorating using modelling paste and basic tools and techniques. This book features a menagerie of chocolate creatures made using white, milk and dark chocolate modelling paste, enhanced with chocolate buttons, sprinkles, chocolate spreads and confectionery. The animals will be easy to make like those in Twenty to Make Sugar Animals, and suitable for beginners, with a few more challenging models for more advanced sugar crafters. First we learn about the simple shapes that are the basis for all the animals, and the few basic tools that are needed. Then it is straight on to making a rabbit, teddy bear, cat, kitten, dog, puppies, mouse, dinosaur, Christmas reindeer, owl, chimpanzee and white seal pup, and much more. The constituent parts of the animals are shown with the step by step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then each finished animal is pictured in all its splendour. Both animal and chocolate lovers will be thrilled to see any of these appealing creatures on top of a celebratory cake. The designs will also appeal to makers of polymer clay models.
Frances McNaughton's sugarcraft books have become international bestsellers. She has been a tutor and demonstrator for many years, teaching all aspects of sugarcraft to students from beginner to advanced level. She travels all over Europe providing demonstrations and workshops for exhibitions, shops, groups and clubs and has fans in the US, Australia and New Zealand through her online tutorials and sugarcraft products. Frances has made sugarcraft props for the films Notting Hill, Chocolat, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and three of the Harry Potter films.