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Miss Liberty

with Sachiko Windbiel
Skill level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 19
Decorating time: 1 Day
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1. The structure

In this lesson, Sachiko shows us how to put the basic structure for the body together. She does this using her secret but simple method.

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2. Making the body

In this lesson, Sachiko shows us how to start the body using sugarpaste mixed with tylo powder.

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3. Making the straight legs

Here we see Sachiko use a brilliant technique for creating limbs without having to worry about making sure we are using equal amounts of sugarpaste.

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4. Making the bent leg

This requires a different approach to the previous lesson as we are having to form an angle in the leg that looks natural. Pinching and smoothing as she goes. Sachiko shows us how to slowly but surely create a natural bent leg.

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5. Making the chest

Sachiko now makes the kneck and chest. She moulds the shoulder line and structures the body.

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6. Painting the eyes

Painting realistic eyes has never looked so easy! You will be shocked at just how quickly you can achieve the famous Sachiko eyes!

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7. Making the Head

Here Sachiko shows us how to form the face from one piece of sugarpaste using only her fingers. Using a dresden tool and a craft knife she manages to create an adorable child’s face.

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8. Finishing the eyes and face

Firstly, Sachiko finishes the eyes. She uses thin pieces of black sugarpaste to create eye liner along with other little tricks to make the pop. Then it’s time to add some makeup using lovely dusts and soft brushes.

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9. Making the dress

In this lesson, we learn how to make an elegant dress to cover the body using two pieces of sugarpaste.

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10. Making the high heels

Here we see Sachiko make some cute little high heels that are wonderfully simple to make.

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11. Attaching the head

Now it’s time to attach the head and here we learn how to create a seamless join with the help of a modelling tool and a little sugarpaste.

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12. Making the arms

Sachiko shows us how to make lovely delicate arms that fit firmly onto the model.  The arms can be manipulated into shape while the paste is still soft.

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13. Making the Hair

In this lesson, we learn a very simple but brilliant technique for creating a lovely 1950’s inspired hairstyle.

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14. Making the Crown

As you might have guessed by now, this design has been inspired by the Statue of Liberty and so we begin to make her crown.

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15. Making the Bouquet

Instead of giving her a lantern, Sachiko opts to have her holding a bouquet of flowers. Here we see how to make a lovely miniature flower bouquet with the help of a plunger cutter.

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16. Finishing touches

Here we see Sachiko give the last little touches by adding a lovely scarf and some sparkle to her dress.

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17. Other ideas

Paul and Sachiko share some other ideas you can try out during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own, and we’d love to see what brilliant alterations you’ve made.

Share your pics with us on our Facebook page.

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18. Pro lesson

In this lesson, Paul and Sachiko share some insider information about the cost of make this cake. She also discusses pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake designer.

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19. Highlights

Here, we’ve carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into a 10 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.

The much sought after and highly acclaimed Sachiko Windbiel from mimicafe has come to the PBSS studio to teach us a few of our phenomenal techniques!

In this tutorial, Sachiko will teach us how to make a Statue of Liberty inspired design. Sachiko's modelling work is instantly recognisable as she creates the most delicate and inviting faces and does it all using sugarpaste!
This is an ideal tutorial for lovers of anything American! However, the techniques learned here can be used for a number of ideas for cake toppers. This cake could suit all occasions and with the skills learned you would be able to turn this into a wedding cake topper, a birthday cake topper or even a stand alone cake. There are endless possibilities.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to:
  • Create a structured model
  • Advanced modelling
  • Create beautiful faces
  • Realistic eyes
  • Miniature clothing and much much more!

We'd love to see your take on Miss Liberty - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

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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