September 15, 2021
Sugar Structure Base (x1) and Wood Screws (x3)
Sugar Structure 4 Inch Rods (x2)
Sugar Structure 5 Inch Rod (x1)
Sugar Structure Straight Coupler (x2)
Sugar Structure 4 Inch Washer (x1)
Use your own creativity to make it sweet, or keep it spooky like in the demo!
July 15, 2021
Brand Ambassador Belinda Lucidi is at it again - making cute things even cuter. For this video tutorial, all you need are Mini Tip Firm Sugar Shapers, sugar paste, a fluffy brush, and a few powdered colors. Follow along as you hand sculpt a baby octopus beginning with the head and face. Learn the secret to creating depth behind the eyeballs, as no detail is too fine. Playfully wrap each tentacle out of two colors of sugar paste and line them carefully with tiny individual suction cups. And to finish it off? This happy little octopus gets a couple of sprinkled donuts, because why not!
June 14, 2021
Using a combination of firm and soft Sugar Shapers, Brand Ambassador Ana Remígio demonstrates her technique for creating a realistic scaly hide. For this demonstration, she hand sculpts a baby crocodile out of sugar paste over a styrofoam and aluminum foil armature. The sculpture is then carefully textured using different combinations of the small/large and firm/soft Sugar Shapers. Mixing up the shapes and sizes allows for a more organic skin texture composed of varying sized scales. To finish, the baby crocodile is dusted using Innovative Sugarworks brushes.
May 31, 2021
Watch as Innovative Sugarworks Brand Ambassador, Sachiko Windbiel prepares and plants her very own little vegetable garden cake. Using our Firm Mini Tip Sugar Shapers and fondant, Sachiko sculpts everything from the intricate wood grain picket fence to the fresh green leaf lettuce. The smaller head sizes found on the the Mini Shapers, make them perfect for the fine detail work often required when sculpting miniature pieces. Not known for your green thumb? Try this fun and delightful cake instead!
May 15, 2021
Watch as Brand Ambassador Jennifer Holst sculpts lips and a nose out of modeling chocolate.
April 15, 2021
Looking to give your cakes a little extra Wow! factor? Sugar Structures can help aid you with all your gravity defying tricks. Made from food-grade aluminum, they are light-weight yet strong and sturdy enough to support a cake. The components themselves are all interchangeable and can be re-used after a simple hand washing. Assembly is as easy as hand tightening threaded rods with varying joints and/or couplers. Watch as Belinda Lucidi transforms a pile of seemingly random Sugar Structure pieces, into a whimsical flamingo cake.
If you are still feeling a little overwhelmed, please check out our Sugar Structure Kits designed specifically to help get you better acquainted with the system. We have designs ranging from Simple Standing to slightly more complicated Running Four Legged. Plus, once you have familiarized yourself with the kits, you can continue to challenge yourself with even more intricate designs using Sugar Structure Expansion Pieces. Belinda was able to do just that by utilizing the following Sugar Structure configurations for each section of her armature in the video.
With multiple kit options and additional add-on packages, we designed this system to allow for an artists ultimate creative freedom. We hope to inspire that same sensation of endless possibility found when opening a brand new set of K'nex or Legos. The sky is the limit!
March 25, 2021
Relatively new to sculpting cakes? Then check out this tutorial by Chris Aranda! He starts by taking just a few layers of vanilla cake and some cream cheese frosting to build his base for a simple hand carved design. Crumb coated with ganache, which is made extra smooth using a hair dryer and our Sugar Smoothers, he then covers the cake with black fondant. Here he provides a great opportunity to explore hand sculpting with our Sugar Shapers because the pillow-like shape design doesn't need to be perfect! He finishes his detail work with a stitching wheel, and includes hand cut and silicone formed fondant that is painted with edible gold highlighter. I hope you grab your Artist's Brushes and follow along!
We are so excited to have Chris onboard as a Sugarworks Brand Ambassador. Please check out some of his other work online:
Facebook: Chris Aranda Cake Designer
February 13, 2021
Sculpted cakes can be intimidating! We created our Sugar Structure product line to make building sculpted and gravity defying cakes more accessible and straightforward. But even a pre-designed kit can be overwhelming the first time you open the box. That's why we've asked our brand ambassador Ana Remígio to make this informative video going through how to put together a Running 4-Legged Sugar Structure kit. Stick with it to the end- once the structure is assembled, Ana talks about making templates and reusable custom cake boards! Check it out:
We hope you enjoyed Ana's video! Take a look at some of her work online:
January 14, 2021
Are you wondering how to create the sort of realistic textures that make your sugar art really pop? Our brand ambassador, Jennifer Holst is here to teach you how to do just that! In the video below, she demonstrates how she sculpts realistic scales, snakeskin, and feathers using just her Sugar Shapers.
Check it out!
We hope you found this tutorial useful. Pattern and texture can really take a piece of art to the next level. Take a look at a few examples of Jennifer's texturing skills on completed cakes:
And if you'd like to see more of Jennifer's incredible work, follow her feeds:
December 14, 2020
Sugarworks' Brand Ambassador Belinda Lucidi is here to teach you how to make this adorable winter teddy bear! Belinda has some great tips and techniques using her Mini-Tip Sugar Shapers to sculpt this little critter quickly and easily. Check it out in this video!
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you make your own teddy bear using this tutorial, please tag us so we can see! We love see all the wonderful work you folks get up to!
And if you want to see more of Belinda's work, check her out on social media:
November 16, 2020
Hello everyone! This is Jamie Louks, owner of Sugarnova in Seattle and US Ambassador for Innovative Sugarworks, and today we get to talk BUGS!
Have you ever walked into an oddities store, gazed at the taxidermy displays and thought to yourself "I should make that out of food!" No? Just me?? Well, that is exactly where the inspiration for my Edible Taxidermy Insect Collection came from. These insects are sculpted almost entirely from modeling chocolate, with some other edible accents.
As a kid, I wanted to be an entomologist (aka buggy scientist person). As time went on, I was drawn to sugar for my adult occupation, yet my love of unique, amazing, and colorful insects has stayed strong! For this collection, I wanted to showcase the incredible rainbow of colors found in the insect world. Here's the line-up:
The Frog Legged Leaf Beetle
This insect is covered in an iridescent rainbow and the males have MASSIVE hind legs for wrestling with! I created a female, which has significantly smaller hind legs. Replicating her smooth shell and iridescent coloring proved to be a challenge, but I am happy with how she turned out. The bottom of her feet are covered in almond flour to mimic the "furry" look of the beetle's feet.
The Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly
They come in many different colors and have almost 360 degree vision. They can also eat insects or small animals their own size or bigger! This little cutie is only about 3" tall. Its wings were created by painting gelatin over a small piece of wire and gently cutting out the shape with an X-acto blade.
The Luna Moth
They look so soft and fluffy, I just wanna snuggle with it! Fun fact, adult luna moths do not have digestive systems. Weird.
I loved making his cute little chubby body and his rice paper antennae.
The Peacock Spider
He's my FAVORITE! Do yourself a favor and watch this video of the peacock spider right now!
So cute, so tiny, and the BEST dancer! I made my spider about a billion times larger than they are in real life so I could get in all those amazing details.
The hairs on his mandibles we placed one at a time and took forever! I also had to dry him hanging upside down to make sure his legs dried securely and didn't droop.
The Orchid Mantis
This insect is almost too beautiful for words. Those colors. Those crazy lanky legs. That insatiable appetite for prey! Their body mimics the petal of an orchid and they can even gradually change colors to mimic a change in environment. She was definitely the most difficult insect to create. The shape of her head is so unusual that I remade it 3 times before I was satisfied.
My Edible Taxidermy Collection now lives on display in my kitchen and adds just that perfect level of quirk and oddity to my workspace. What will be my next strange inspiration??
If you'd like to keep up with Jamie and see exactly what her next strange inspiration produces, follow her on social media: