Helen Dissell & Gill Pope
Helen Dissell & Gill Pope are two good friends who met at a cake decorating class 17 years ago. Since then they have travelled the world together sharing their passion, learning new skills and keeping abreast of international techniques and standards. Despite being separated by thousands of miles and on 2 continents they created Sugarartcreations 12 years ago and launched their first book on sugar work 2 years ago. The decision to write their book took place over numerous cups of coffee, glasses of champagne, emails and sms texts. Thank goodness for modern technology!
Cake decorating has built great friendship and skills between them and others passionate about sugar artistry. What started as a hobby soon became a profession and perfection is the name of their game both in visual appeal and culinary delight.
Inspired and taught by the late Gladiola Botha and the South African Cake Decorating Guild, Helen and Gill are both qualified teachers and judges in sugar and chocolate work. They train students internationally in Australia and South Africa maintaining high standards and marrying new and old techniques with a funky modern trend and approach. Both are members of the South African Cake Decorators Guild, Australian Cake Decorators Association and British Sugar Guild as well as the Canadian Society of Sugar Artistry. They hope that their book Sugarartcreations inspires many new and enthusiastic cake decorators. Check out their wonderful creations www.sugarartcreations.com.au
Enjoy these scrumptious sugar artistry workshops with everything you need provided!
Holly Christmas Tree, Helen Dissell & Gill Pope
Holly Christmas Tree (25) All Levels
Using sugar paste, an edible medium, we’ll craft a decoration for your holiday desserts. We’ll be cutting out holly shapes and sculpting to create lifelike leaves to adorn a Christmas tree. It’s funky and modern and incorporates the latest sugar art techniques from abroad.
3 Hour Workshop
Christmas Figure (25) All Levels
Design a cute elf or Christmas creature for your holiday table. Made with sugar paste, we’ll sculpt the face and create a comedic expression for your figure’s face. Then to finish creatively, we will make ‘striped paste’ to model the body. Face painting, contouring and striped paste techniques will be featured.
3 Hour Workshop
Holiday Ornament (25) All Levels
In an updated version to the Sugar Easter Eggs of yester year, we bring this technique to 2012 and feature a decorative sugar ornament for your holiday tree. Using variegated paste, we’ll design the ornament to look like glass and trim with piped decorations and crimping techniques. A masterpiece and treasured heirloom for your decorating.
3 Hour Workshop
Class registration will begin later this month. Watch for updates on our blog for when brochure details become available and registration begins. www.creativfestival.ca
And, check out their show floor happenings…
fort york in gingerbread
Watch members working on this re-creation in conjunction with Redpath commemorating the war of 1812.
We invite you to purchase a sugar ribbon in memory of a special person touched by cancer to help us decorate our giant cake! A portion of the proceeds go to Crafting for a Cure.
The 11th annual Sugar Art Competition is happening at Creativ Festival. Finalists display their tempting creations at Canadian Society of Sugar Artistry – Booth # 1030
it’s a piece of cake
Don’t miss these spectacular renditions at the show entrance… an garment completely made out of sugar and a whimsical cake filled with all things creative!