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Gary Chapman

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Workshops & Demos Fabric Effects Back to Basics


FABRIC EFFECTS BACK TO BASICS

This workshop will teach you how to create a range of different drapes, various bows, hanging and tails, a simple knot, ribbon loop tops, ribbon bands and a new simple border effect. It will feature double sided paste and some texturing ideas.

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FABRIC EFFECTS BACK TO BASICS

Ribbon bands

Simple folded border

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Ribbon loops tops

Drapes

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Simple bow

Simple knot

Hangings and tails Type to enter text

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More bows


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Course Requirements Overview •

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The aim is to create an entire two-tier cake if possible although all items can be made and not applied to a cake if preferred. Covered dummies and a board are therefore preferable but not essential. It is best to use flowerpaste to make the fabric effects although some mixes of flowerpaste and sugarpaste can work.

Requirements • Small paintbrush for glue • Sugar glue (melted sugarpaste) in container (I use the very small glass jam jars) • White flora in container (I use the very small glass jam jars) • Dusting powder in bags (I tend to use icing sugar in linen) • Rolling pin (medium) • Small rolling pin • Set of circular cutters – small to large (PME) • Knife or cutting tool (PME) • Paste colours (two opposing colours – light and dark / I have used black and a pale pink) • @ 500g flower paste – colour 250g dark and 250g light • Kitchen towel / paper tissue • Box for completed project • 8” and 4” round covered cake dummies (optional) • 10” round board (optional) • Some small plastic bags (just incase) • Small scissors • Quilting tool (PME) • Nimble fingers Any questions beforehand email gazchappers@btinternet.com


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Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman has influenced many cake decorators and is a true cake designer with his own very distinct style. Gary was the originator of the modern technique of fabric effects and gave demonstrations and classes all over the UK and the USA to share his skills. He has also published books and magazines and is a contributor to Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine. Gary Chapman first developed an interest in sugarcraft in the early 1990s when he worked for Merehurst, who at the time had built up a worldwide reputation as the leading publisher of cake decorating books. Invigorated by this exciting edible art medium he invented the new technique of fabric effects in sugar, published his own book and gave demonstrations and classes all over the UK and the USA. Later he launched and was Editor of the first ever mass-market cake decorating magazine. He also produced Iced and Easy, a beginners cake book for WH Smith and provided display pieces for exhibitions of edible art called ‘A Taste of Art’. He also became one of the top 10 wedding cake makers in London. More recently, he left London for a quieter life in the Cotswolds but continues to teach and experiment. Gary Chapman Cakes on Facebook Gary Chapman cakes Gary Chapman Jazz Age Club


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Some other display cakes featuring drapes and bows

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