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Happy again

I hope you have had a lovely week

It has been a bit rainy here in Wales, but the sun still managed to peek its head out between the clouds.

Before we talk about this weeks 45 minute tutorial, I wanted to let you know that I will be going live on the Dragons and Daffodils Facebook page at 7pm on Tuesday, so pop over and say hello.

This January, Monday morning had a very full and varied term, and for a couple of those weeks we made this beautiful peacock cake.

Although we used cake dummies in class, which was a perfect opportunity to practise our sharp edges, we spent most of that time on the elegant peacock.

Interested in covering cakes?

I already have YouTube tutorials for:

  • making buttercream

  • making ganache

  • ganaching a cake

  • sugarpasting a cake with sharp edges

so head on over to see those.........................after you have watched the new tutorial of course.

I know I know, you have seen cakes with peacocks before

but we wanted to add the colours to the petal techniques that we saw on images of real peacocks, as well as adding detail to the head and covering techniques such as adding texture both to the body and the petal feathers. So we made this popular style of cakes our way.

Here is the link, and as always, please ask away if you have any questions.

Weekly Classes

If you know you would like to return to class in September but haven't booked yet, don't be afraid to get in touch and register your interest as there are a maximum of six physical in person places per class, but you can always join online.

I will not be adding new students once the term has started though, to give you all the privacy of your own group. So registration ends on the first day of each class.

There is lots of information in the weekly class facebook groups already, with not only equipment lists, but photographs of cutters and veiners and also templates.

You can still do the £20 deposit that we have done in the past, using either the paypal button on the top of the website, or by using BACS, but please let me know which class and when you do it so that I can remove the class place from the website.

The balance is then due the first week.

And don't forget Paypals pay in three. Just remember to click on the class you would like to join in the weekly class page, then sign into paypal and it will offer you to pay in three installments.

Return to demonstrations

This Wednesday I have my first in person demonstration since last March. It will feel very strange to be driving out of Wales and staying overnight, but I am really looking forward to going to Weymouth to demonstrate Wafer Paper flowers for the Wessex branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild branch.

Come and say hello if you are there

Well that is all from me this week. Don't forget the facebook live on Tuesday at 7pm, so come and say hello.

Take care and happy caking


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