Lady Papillon Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Lady Papillon
with Margherita Ferrara
Skill level: Advanced Cake Decorating | CakeFlix - Skill Level Courses
HD Lessons: 12
Decorating time: 5 hours
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1. Making the head

In this lesson, we learn how to create the head from one piece of sugarpaste. It’s all about lots of little movements and keeping everything in proportion.

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2. Painting the head part 1

In this lesson, we see how to delicately paint the face using lovely Renshaw gel colours and very fine tip paint brushes.

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3. Painting the head part 2

Here we see Margherita finishing the eyes.

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4. Making the legs

Margherita now makes a leg from a ball of sugarpaste that is rolled into a sausage and then brought to shape with little indentations.

Apologies for the poor audio between 8:10-9:40 we had to switch mics temporarily.

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5. Making the torso

Margherita moulds bust from the sugarpaste.

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6. Making the arms

Margherita now shows us how to make the arm on our armature model.

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7. Lesson 7- Putting the body together

Margherita now shows us how to put the body together.

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8. Adding the dress

Margherita now creates our models dress.

Apologies for the lack of audio between 28-29 mins, but we didn’t want to edit it out as the picture paints a thousand words.

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9. Finishing the dress and adding the hair

It’s now time to complete our model by finishing her dress and adding her hair.

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10. Other ideas

We share with you some other ideas for similar cakes that can be made using this tutorial.

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11. Pro

We let you know everything a professional cake decorator needs to know for a design like this.

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12. highlights

Some highlights of this fantastic armature modeling tutorial.

Learn the art of armature modelling with our Lady Papillon cake tutorial…

Learn the art of armature modelling with Margherita Ferrara’s ‘Lady Papillon’ online cake decorating tutorial. Full of fantastic techniques and skills to learn this is one you don’t want to miss.

In this fun-filled cake tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Create armature models
  • Apply realistic facial details
  • Make a standing figure
  • Create edible hair and clothing
  • and much, much more

Who is Margherita Ferrara?

Margherita Ferrara is a renowned cake decorator from sunny Turin, Italy. After graduating with a degree in fashion and costume art, Margherita worked for several major international fashion brands before discovering her love for cake decorating.

She now owns and runs Fashflower’s cake who offer cake classes at both national and international events.

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Margherita Ferrara

Margherita Ferrara

Margherita Ferrara was born in Turin, Italy and graduated with a degree in Fashion and Costume art. Following graduation, she worked for major national and international fashion companies. In 2002 she moved to Rome to continue working in the fashion world. In the end of 2012 she discovered her passion for sculpting. In April 2013 she formed Fashflower's cake decorating classes and organizing national and international events. One of the most important sculptures for CinecittàWorld's President reproducing Dante Ferretti Elephant. Cake Design World meets Fashion The first cake design event was a Cake Art Of Denim, a collaboration with McArthurGlen company. It goes to work and starting from Cake Factory, it's a personal and unicamp, but it's not just a spectator. Cake Factory took place for the first time in Rome March 2014 and then in Florence in November 2014. She is always in "work in progress" thinking about and working on new and innovative ideas.
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