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Happy as a Pig in S***

with Heike Darmstädter
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 7
Decorating time: 1 Day
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1. Covering the board and cake

Learn how to cover the cake board and cake, using cake smoothers to get rid of any cracks.

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2. Drawing the pig

Heike rolls out a piece of white sugarpaste mixed with CMC, and draws out an outline of her pig.

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3. Painting the pig

You’ll learn just how much texture and detail can be achieved with only one size of paintbrush and using only water with the dusts. Remember to clean your paintbrushes and make sure there are no rogue hairs.

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4. Coloured ganache

Here we see delicious white chocolate being melted down. Colour dusts are added to create lovely colourful ganache, which is then drizzled over the cake.

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5. Finishing touches

Heike shows us some final decorations we can add to the cake to really finish it off. Join us in the next lesson to see other ways to use this design idea.

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6. Other ideas

Heike shows us her other designs and demonstrates how we can create completely different themes with the same little piggy. We’re sure you’ve some of your own and we’d love to see what you come up with.

Share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

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7. Pro lesson

In this lesson, Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake, as well as pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake design.

How happy are you? Well, after this tutorial, you'll be as happy as a pig in...
Watch as new guest tutor, Heike introduces us to her wonderfully colourful painted pig. This little character is a wonderful way to top off a delicious cake. Ideal for animal lovers or avid artists, this little piggie would be brilliant as a celebration cake. With the skills learned you could make pieces of art for any style of cake.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to draw out your design, work creatively with edible dusts, create lovely textures, colour your ganache, create sugarpaste flowers and much more! This cake is perfect for an intermediate cake designer, or for a beginner looking for a new challenge.

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

Heike Darmstädter

Heike Darmstädter

What developed as a small hobby became a great passion... So she united her love for art and her passion to bake. Heike lives with her three sons and her husband on a idyllic farm near Frankfurt in Germany. She is a trained florist, but since a short time she no longer works in her profession. So Heike can devote herself entirely to her sugarpassion. In the year 2012 she came to the extraordinary and wonderful hobby through her children. So she designed her first cakes. Heike´s particular favourite is to draw on fondant. 2014 she took part in her first competition and won “gold” and “best of class”. Since then she has become more and more successful. Competitions with high awards like “gold” and “best of class” followed. 2016 she took part in her first international competition in Birmingham. In the category “ Fantasy flowers” she won “gold” (2nd place). In the meantime, she is a judge in Germany and Austria. She composes tutorials for sugar magazines and won a German bake show on TV. Her greatest passion is giving courses in sugarart.  So Heike teaches painting on sugar, making sugar flowers and modelling with lots of fun and love to her classes. Her motto: Only what you do with passion, you do right !  

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