Extreme Cake Maker, Zoe Burmester of Sugar Street Studios, has been wowing audiences with her incredible cake art over the last few years and taking the cake decorating world by storm. From her appearance on Kirstie Allsop’s Handmade Christmas, and her recurring participation in Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers, multi-award-winning Zoe has just launched her new sculpting chocolate, Candy Clay.
Candy Clay is a delicious sculpting chocolate, suitable for all types of sugarcraft sculptures. It blends seamlessly without the need for glue or water when blending your work together. The special formula provides a very long working time without the Candy Clay drying or cracking. It can be coloured easily with gels, dusts and airbrushed with ethanol-based edible paints.
Candy Clay can be sculpted straight from the pot to use in moulds, or even mixed with sugarpaste for a blended paste that is suitable for covering cake tiers. Better yet, it enables you to produce flawless models, sculptures and figures for your cakes with thanks to its unique formula, drying firmly and holding it’s shape well. It’s easy to see how amazing it is, with sculptures like these.
Iggy the Iguana made his appearance at Cake International last month, getting his fabulous paint job live on the Spectrum Flow stand. Whereas, Zoe’s roarsome lion head cake is being shown off on YouTube over the weekend with a full tutorial. And, to introduce her new product, Zoe has put together a great tutorial/demonstration of Candy Clay in use.
To find out why it makes such a great alternative to sugarpaste, have a peek at the video below. In this video, Zoe shows her technique in creating her completely incredible lion head cake, from working the Candy Clay, sculpting it, to colouring it!