‘Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside…!’ It wouldn’t be the seaside without seagulls, so bring your beach or sea themed cake to life with a friendly sugarpaste seagull made in six easy steps. Once you’ve made one, why not create some friends?
Sugarpaste seagull tutorial
You will need
- Saracino paste (or your own chosen type of modelling paste) in yellow, white, and grey
- Piping gel
- Edible glue or water
- Dresden tool
- Craft knife
1. Make a 10g ball of white saracino or your chosen modelling paste.
2. Pull out on side to create the neck and head. Using the pointed end of the Dresden tool make a small hole for the beak and mark in the eyes.
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3. Roll out a small of yellow paste into a thin cone shape and cut through the centre using a knife to create the beak.
4. Attach this to the seagull using a small amount of water or glue.
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5. Roll out two small balls the same size of the grey paste and then roll them into a tear drop shape, and flatten them down. Using a knife make small cuts along the bottom and sides to create feathers. Attach to the seagull.
6. Using a small amount of piping gel, attach the seagull to whatever nautical theme you have created!
Now you’ve modelled for a beach or sea theme, try modelling for a woodland theme with our tutorial on making edible toadstools and creating a wood effect board, or develop your sugarpaste modelling skills with our guide to modelling tools and guide to using sugarpaste. Plenty of sugarcrafting to get stuck into!