Happy as a Pig in S***

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 7
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • 10” Round by 3” Deep chocolate cake

Cake Card and Drums

  • 12” round cake drum


  • 750g White
  • 150g Brown Sugarpaste

Paints and Dusts

  • Americolour bright white
  • Sky blue pro gel from rainbow dust
  • Rolkem:
  • Apricot
  • Salmon
  • Lumo (Purple pizzazz)
  • Edible Art:
  • Sunflower
  • Mid blue
  • Sugarflair:
  • Super white
  • Black extra
  • Dark brown
  • Bitter lemon


  • White chocolate
  • Corn starch
  • CMC



  • Sharp cutting knife


  • Size 1 paintbrush
  • Size 6 paintbrush

Modelling Tools

  • Veining tool
  • Dresden tool

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin


  • 8b pencil (progresso)
How happy are you? Well, after this tutorial, you'll be as happy as a pig in...
Watch as new guest tutor, Heike introduces us to her wonderfully colourful painted pig. This little character is a wonderful way to top off a delicious cake. Ideal for animal lovers or avid artists, this little piggie would be brilliant as a celebration cake. With the skills learned you could make pieces of art for any style of cake.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to draw out your design, work creatively with edible dusts, create lovely textures, colour your ganache, create sugarpaste flowers and much more! This cake is perfect for an intermediate cake designer, or for a beginner looking for a new challenge.

We'd love to see your take on this pig cake - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

Heike Darmstädter

Heike Darmstädter

What developed as a small hobby became a great passion... So she united her love for art and her passion to bake. Heike lives with her three sons and her husband on a idyllic farm near Frankfurt in Germany. She is a trained florist, but since a short time she no longer works in her profession. So Heike can devote herself entirely to her sugarpassion. In the year 2012 she came to the extraordinary and wonderful hobby through her children. So she designed her first cakes. Heike´s particular favourite is to draw on fondant. 2014 she took part in her first competition and won “gold” and “best of class”. Since then she has become more and more successful. Competitions with high awards like “gold” and “best of class” followed. 2016 she took part in her first international competition in Birmingham. In the category “ Fantasy flowers” she won “gold” (2nd place). In the meantime, she is a judge in Germany and Austria. She composes tutorials for sugar magazines and won a German bake show on TV. Her greatest passion is giving courses in sugarart.  So Heike teaches painting on sugar, making sugar flowers and modelling with lots of fun and love to her classes. Her motto: Only what you do with passion, you do right !  
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