Frances McNaughton shows how to make both cute and realistic sugar birds for cake decorating using sugarpaste and a few simple tools and techniques. First we are introduced to the art of making sugarcraft birds, and then the few basic tools and materials that are required are explained. Then it is straight on to making Macaws, Puffins, Pelicans, Robins, Mallards, Owls and much more. The constituent parts of the birds are shown with the step-by-step instructions, and annotated for clarity, then each finished bird is pictured in all its splendour. Bird lovers will be thrilled to see any of these appealing characters 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.
Twenty great designs Clear step-by-step instructions Easy and fun to make