Vicky Teather's art of sugar modelling
Tuesday, May 11 2021
Vicky Teather, owner of The Yellow Bee Cake Company, is an award-winning cake artist. After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Video Game Design, Vicky discovered the world of cake in 2011 and swapped computer graphics for sugar artistry.
In 2012, Vicky entered the prestigious cake decorating competition at the Squires Kitchen Exhibition and came second with her cupcake entry. Her awards include Cupcake Artist of the Year 2016 and Best Magazine Cover 2017 at the Cake Masters awards, first place for her cupcake designs and miniature work at the Squires Kitchen Exhibitions in 2013, 2014 and 2016 and multiple awards at Cake International, Piece of Cake and The Cake and Bake Show.
Since 2016, Vicky has been a regular contributor to Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine. She spends the majority of her time creating tutorials and teaching sugarcraft classes at her home in Basingstoke.
You can also grab a copy of Vicky's very first book, perfect for keen cake makers or beginner bakers. In her book, Making Sugar Models, Vicky will teach you how to make over 50 imaginative and adorable characters, from a forest fairy and Christmas elves to friendly dinosaurs and a band of party puppies. Each tutorial includes easy-to-follow instructions and helpful step-by-step photographs so you can be confident you’re on the right track from start to finish.
Once you’ve made your models, follow the steps to make a complementary cake or mix-and-match them to create your own custom designs. The breakdown of essential recipes, tools and techniques at the beginning of the book contains everything you need to get started. There’s an explanation of the different types of sugarpaste, a handy colour chart and a guide to the basic shapes you’ll be using to build your characters. Once you’ve got the basic techniques down, Vicky encourages you to use your newfound skills to create your own custom figurines because whatever the occasion, there’s nothing more personal than a handmade sugar model.
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