Lady Papillon

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 12
Decoration Time: 5 hours

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Dummy (for the model to sit on, but not part of instructions)

  • 15” round by 9” deep


Cake Drum

  • 20” round cake drum



  • 300g Renshaw Extra White
  • 50g Renshaw Extra Bear
  • 10g Renshaw Extra Black


Rainbow Dusts





      • Lime Green
      • Black
      • Brown
      • Caramel
      • Ruby




    • Milk Chocolate
    • Pale Terracotta



  • 600g Renshaw White modeling paste
  • Cornflour
  • Wire for the arms 20” gauge  20 cm size
  • Bamboo skewers



  • Sharp cutting knife



  • Artists brushes by Innovative Sugarworks


Cakey Tools

  • Small rolling pin
  • Sugar smoother by Innovative Sugarworks
  • Sugar shapers by Innovative Sugarworks
  • Wire cutters

Learn the art of armature modelling with our Lady Papillon cake tutorial...

Learn the art of armature modelling with Margherita Ferrara's 'Lady Papillon' online cake decorating tutorial. Full of fantastic techniques and skills to learn this is one you don't want to miss.

In this fun-filled cake tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Create armature models
  • Apply realistic facial details
  • Make a standing figure
  • Create edible hair and clothing
  • and much, much more

Who is Margherita Ferrara?

Margherita Ferrara is a renowned cake decorator from sunny Turin, Italy. After graduating with a degree in fashion and costume art, Margherita worked for several major international fashion brands before discovering her love for cake decorating.

She now owns and runs Fashflower's cake who offer cake classes at both national and international events.

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Margherita Ferrara

Margherita Ferrara

Margherita Ferrara was born in Turin, Italy and graduated with a degree in Fashion and Costume art. Following graduation, she worked for major national and international fashion companies. In 2002 she moved to Rome to continue working in the fashion world. In the end of 2012 she discovered her passion for sculpting. In April 2013 she formed Fashflower's cake decorating classes and organizing national and international events. One of the most important sculptures for CinecittàWorld's President reproducing Dante Ferretti Elephant. Cake Design World meets Fashion The first cake design event was a Cake Art Of Denim, a collaboration with McArthurGlen company. It goes to work and starting from Cake Factory, it's a personal and unicamp, but it's not just a spectator. Cake Factory took place for the first time in Rome March 2014 and then in Florence in November 2014. She is always in "work in progress" thinking about and working on new and innovative ideas.
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