Tuesday Tutorial – Dove Cupcake for the International Day of Peace

In this week’s Tuesday Tutorial we’re “winging” our support to everyone celebrating the International Day of Peace…

“Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/

In support of such a worthy cause, we’re showing you how to make one of the most widely recognised symbols of peace, a lovely dove.

What you’ll need…

White Sugarpaste
Coloured Sugarpaste (in yellow and black)
Non-Stick Smooth Rolling Mat
Rolling Pin
Ball Tool
Curved Heart Leaf Cutter Set
Heart/Arum Lily Cutter Set
Flower Veiner
Edible Glue & Paintbrush
Cupcake Covered in Sugarpaste
Sugarpaste Flowers in Various Colours (optional)

1. Take your white sugarpaste and section off one piece the size of a walnut and one piece the size of a peanut. With the walnut sized piece, shape it into a 3D tear drop shape, then curve the narrower end upwards and sit on a desk (it should look a bit like an apostrophe when up-ended!) Roll the peanut sized piece into a ball.

2. Glue the head to the body and gently mark where your dove’s eyes and beak will be with your ball tool. Then cut out two curved hearts and one normal heart (both using the smallest cutter in the set). Emboss your wings on the flower veiner – remembering they will go either side of your dove so need to be opposites of each other. Emboss the tail on both sides.

3. Glue the wings and tail in place, with the wings sticking up slightly from the body and the tail wrapping around the bottom of the dove’s bottom and sticking up. Take very tiny pieces of yellow and black sugarpaste to form the eyes and beak and glue into place.

TIP! The reason we leave his eyes until our dove is finished is so that the black sugarpaste doesn’t mark our fingers or our dove, keeping him as white as possible!

4. Place your dove on your cupcake with a little glue to fix him in place. We’ve added a few pretty flowers to finish our cake.

And there he is! We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s tutorial, please don’t forget to check out what’s being done for International Peace Day. You can read all about it HERE And remember, there are lots of blog tutorials on our website, all free of charge and unique from our classes so please do have a browse!

Jenny x

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