Downloadable Course Material
If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Templates For Sugar Horse and Carriage Centrepiece
This PDF document has 2 pages of templates to help you make this sugar horse and carriage centerpiece.
Page 1 has a side view of the carriage and horses. It contains cut out templates for the curtains, carriage walls, horse saddles and wheel guards. Page 2 is a top view of the entire centerpiece. It mainly contains a cut out template for the base. Both pages can and should also be used as guides for sizes and arrangement of all the elements.
Reference Images of Horses and Carriages
Use these images as inspiration and reference.
While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you’ve discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results.
What you will need
- Rolling pin (or PVC pipe can be used)
- Rolling pin with lines (or a long threaded metal rod)
- Cornstarch in a shaker
- Cooking oil spray
- Hard shortening
- Pen knife & blade
- Round cutter set (85mmØ, 40mmØ, 10mmØ)
- Heart shaped cutter (20mm)
- Pen tip (ball point pen with the inside removed)
- Wooden skewer (40mm or as long as you can find)
If you can’t find one long enough, you can super glue 2 shorter ones together.
- Modelling tools
- Small scale
- Wet & dry hand towels
- Thin cardboard (to cut out stencils)
- Thick cardboard (to be used as trays)
- Cellophane sheets
- Flat sheet of sponge or foam (or bubble wrap should be ok too)
- 100g White Chocolate
- Small brush with a bit of water
- small brush with a bit of egg white
Recipes & Ingredients
- Printed course templates & pre-cut stencils prepared
- Images of horses and carriages for inspiration
- Have a wet and dry hand towels to clean knives, blades and cutters regularly to consistently achieve clean cuts. This will ensure clean smooth edges of the pastillage pieces in the centerpiece. Also be sure to clean the table with your wet towel, and than the dry towel each time you are about to roll out any pastillage. Use a bit of shortening or vegetable fat to prevent the pastillage from sticking to the table.
- This is art, and no method or technique is set in stone. This is why we recommend you watch the entire tutorial first before you start gathering all the things in the list above. You may think of ways you might substitute tools or techniques with your own ideas.
- If you would like to approximately match the size of the centerpiece in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your centerpiece to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly. Some elements overlap each other, so if you wish to cut out all the different parts to use as stencils, you may need to print multiple copies.