AT Steampunk Robot Course


Lesson 1 | A wee chat about the class and cake….

In the lesson Paul talks about the cake design and about the need for speed when teaching this cake.

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Lesson 2 | Cutting and Ganaching the Cake

This lesson should be preceded by Introductions with health and safety notices.

Demo: 10mins  Activity: 15mins

  • Carve the body
  • Applying ganache
  • Quick smooth of the ganache
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Lesson 3 | Covering and Texturing the Board

Demo: 15mins   Activity: 20 mins

  • Covering the board
  • Trim to size
  • Adding texture
  • Luster the board

Tip – Might be quicker to cover the drum fully

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Lesson 4 | Adding the Dress

Some students will be faster at this part than others so try to keep the class flowing

Demo: 20mins   Activity: 40mins

  • Rolling out the strips
  • Adding texture
  • Pleating
  • Covering the neck area
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Lesson 5 | Icing the body and Feet

Demo: 10mins   Activity: 20mins

The wedges stops the legs from cracking the dress later on.

  • Adding the little wedges for the legs
  • Icing the middle section
  • Icing the feet
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Lesson 6 | Making the Waistcoat and Top Hat

Demo: 15mins Activity: 35mins

  • Creating a template
  • Placing the waistcoat
  • Adding the stitch
  • Trimming the feet
  • Icing the hat

Tip: To save time you could just have the templates pre-made.

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Lesson 7 | Icing the Head, Hands and Legs..

This lesson is split into two parts, try not to over demo as this wastes time….

First Demo: 5mins  Activity: 20mins Second Demo: 15mins Activity: 20mins

 

1st Part

  • Icing the head and hands

2nd Part

  • Creating the neck
  • Attaching the head
  • Icing the legs
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Lesson 8 | Adding the Arms Lesson

Demo: 5mins   Activity: 15mins

If you want more movement you can use cocktail stick to lift the hands of the board

  • Icing the paper arms
  • Attaching the arms and hands

 

 

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Lesson 9 | Adding the Lace and Buttons to the Waistcoat

Demo: 5mins   Activity: 15mins

  • Cutting out thin strips
  • making little balls for the buttons
  • Sticking the decorations to the waistcoat

You can allow the students to be a little creative at this point

 

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Lesson 10 | Adding the Ears, Eyes and Other Details

Demo: 20mins   Activity: 40mins

  • Cut out the ears
  • Make the eyes
  • Attaching the hat
  • Make the bow to hide the back section
  • Covering the shoulders

Its the busy time of the day so try to help the slow students

 

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Lesson 11 | Finishing Touches

Demo: 10mins   Activity: 30mins

  • Painting using metallic paint
  • Piping the stitch effect
  • Re-cape the course

Leave yourself 10mins for the class photo and quick tidy up.

 

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Lesson 12 | Bonus Lesson

Demo: 5mins   Activity: 10mins

  • Painting the stitch in metallic paint

Best to just pipe in a matching colour… Bad Paul 😉

 

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