Cha-Cha-Cha Christmas Figures Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Cha-Cha-Cha Christmas Figures
with Sachiko Windbiel
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 14
Decorating time: 2 days
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Bite Sized

Watch Sachiko create her models in just one minute!

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Some highlights from the whole course!

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1. Tools & Materials and Opening Tips

Review of the Tools and Materials needed for this project and some general notes about Fondant Handling.

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2. DIY Body Structure

Shaping the internal wire support of the figures’ structure.

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3. Lesson 3 - Painting Eyeballs

The secrets of how to make amazingly lifelike eyes!

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4. Cake in A Cocktail Glass

Layering the cake layers into a large decorative cocktail glass.


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5. Street Gas Lamp Post

How to construct a nostalgic Old Fashion Lamp Post.

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6. Mr. & Mrs. Claus’ Face

Creating the expressive faces of the The Claus Couple with notes on important finishing facial feature touches.

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7. Adjusting Wire Support Structure

It’s important to adjust the Wire Support as you make your figures to ensure that they are properly balanced and secure. 

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8. Mr. Claus’ Body

Getting down to work on Santa Claus’ Arms, Legs, Hair, Beard and clothes and his hat.

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9. Mrs. Claus’ Body

Continuing onto adding Mrs. Claus’ Arm and Legs, etc.

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10. Final Touches and Cake Placement

Just some last minute touches to the figures before Sachiko shares some tips on the best way to place figures on the cake.

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11. Other Ideas

Some other ideas and Happy Holiday wishes to You and Your Family! 

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12. PRO Lesson

Some interesting insights for the Professional Baker related to reviewing your work, placement and pricing.

Cha-Cha-Cha Christmas Figures

Once Santa finishes delivering all the gifts on Christmas Eve, he hurries back to the North Pole for the Annual Workshop Christmas Party! With the year’s work finally done, Mr. & Mrs. Claus and all the elves and reindeer celebrate with the hottest party in the Arctic! As some of you may already know, the Claus’ are a couple that really enjoys learning new dances and this year at the party they are premiering their Cha Cha Cha moves!  And this Detailed and Fun Tutorial is a Great Way to celebrate the Holidays at Your Home.  The tutorial takes participant through all the steps, A to Z of creating this Festive and Heart warming conversation centrepiece including Cake Layering, Figure Structure, Outfit Detail, Expressive Faces and Lamppost construction!

This tutorial is geared towards Intermediate to Advance Cakers, but Beginners looking for fun stimulation will also find lots to learn!  With such a challenging year, it is sincerely hoped that this tutorial will provide you and your family with inspiration, happiness and some light… Happy Holidays!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Make DIY Structures 
  • Model faces and fun expressions
  • Construct an easy gas lamp post
  • Create figures with  active dancing poses and body proportions
  • and much, much more

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the CakeFlix community on our Facebook group.

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Sachiko Windbiel

Sachiko Windbiel

Sachiko Windbiel is the owner of mimicafe Union, based in New York City.  mimicafe Union provides instruction in the creation of fondant cake toppers & figures to cake decorators of all skill levels.  Her artistic skills are self developed and inspired by her childhood fascination with Manga and animation.  Her mix of skill, originality and humour has led to many teaching opportunities, far and wide, as well as many cake show awards and honours.  At her workshops, participants from all over the world can attest to Sachiko’s skill as an instructor and to her enthusiasm for her students.
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