Trick or Treat! Cute Witch Tutorial

Episode 4 weekly hints and tips

Who couldn’t resist giving this little cutie lots of Halloween treats! Perched on top of her very own pumpkin with a happy grin.

You will need


80g sugarpaste: brown

Saracino pasta model: (24g skintone; 60g light green; 30g brown; 210g orange; 20g; 150g black)

Edible glue

Cornflour puff

Saracino dust colours: yellow; orange; brown; rose

4mm dragees x 2: Drageekiss black


Small rolling pin

Small sharp knife

Palette knife

No.8 filbert paintbrush


No. 0 round silicone shaper (cerart) (available in my shop on the website)

Hard point silicone shaper (cerart) (available in my shop on the website)

Large celpin

Dresden (PME)

Cake Dutchess modelling tool set (or look at the shape and use a similar tool)

15cm cake drum


Kebab wooden skewer

5.5cm diameter polystyrene ball


The pumpkins

1. Pin the brown sugarpaste straight onto the damp round cake drum. Trim the excess from the edge and texture firmly with a nailbrush. Reserve the trimmed paste.

2. Use a sharp knife to cut a hollow slightly narrower than the top of the polystyrene ball.

3. Roll out 170g of orange Saracino and cover the polystyrene ball with the hollow at the top. Blend the seams underneath and create the hollow with a celpin.


The paste will adhere to the polystyrene either by brushing with water or with piping gel.

4. Roll the celpin around the ball, leaning into the paste to create the hollows. Blend the joins at the base and smooth.

5. Add as many segments as you wish using the celpin. Use the narrow end of the Dresden to enhance them.

6. Smooth over the grooves with a small bone tool. Create the stalk from a mushroom shape of 2.5g of the brown sugarpaste and press the wide end into place in the hollow. Mark the grooves with the Dresden tool.

7. Create a small pumpkin from 40g of Saracino by first rolling into a ball, then creating the indents with a narrow paintbrush handle. Use 1g of brown sugarpaste to make the stalk as before.

Witches body