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Come Dancing

by Liz Aplin


Find out how to model a ballroom couple from sugar to look like they are mid-dance.

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Ballroom fans will love this cake, whether they like to dance or prefer to watch Strictly Come Dancing. It's a good project for practising figure modelling as it involves giving the characters a sense of movement. You could experiment with different colours and styles of dress to make the dancers unique. Templates are included as a guide to the approximate shape and size of each piece.


  1. Dance Floor
    Transform the cake into a dance floor worthy of the most dazzling ballroom display.
  2. Male Dancer
    Find out how to model the male dancer from MMP and add expression to his face.
  3. Female Dancer
    Learn how to model the female dancer and give her an hourglass shape following the template guide.
  4. Assembly
    Position the dancers on the cake and add a final flourish to the male dancer's lapel.

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Featured in Summer 2012 issue

Project by Liz Aplin

Liz Aplin

author of Come Dancing

Liz Aplin has been sugarcrafting and cake-making for over 10 years and focuses on big and bold figure modelling. She endeavors to give cuteness and character to all of her models and her main aim is to make people smile with her creations. Liz has taught sugarcraft in a variety of settings and believes that everyone can enjoy the process of creation and making something to be proud of. She was originally largely self-taught but has been expertly teaching students at Squires Kitchen International School for many years now. When she's not sugarcrafting, Liz works as a training manager within local government and has a passion for training and supporting people to raise their skill levels and confidence.