Online Steampunk Mermaid Class
Learn step by step how to create this popular Steampunk Mermaid figure in the style of Zoe’s Fancy Cakes.
During the class you will learn how to sculpt a female face (with eyes closed) and create a body with a figure hugging corset. You will see how to incorporate a simple internal structure into your mechanical looking tail and use lustre dusts to create a gorgeous metallic and pearlised finish. You will be shown how to position arms in different ways to find which suits your figure best as well as styling your figures hair with long beautiful curls, finishing her off with a steampunk top hat.
Finally you will recreate a steampunk style base to sit your mermaid on incorporating, cogs, rivits, portholes finishing it off with an aged metallic look.
Learn Zoe’s techniques, tips and tricks for figure modelling, helping you create cake toppers in a time effective way. You can expect to come away from the course knowing how to create and adapt these figurines to make them individual to you.
You will be part of a private facebook group. Here you will be able to ask questions and advice on this class and the figurines. You can watch Zoe create the Horse as well as watching the tutorials back as often as you would like. Once purchased you will have unlimited access.
How will the online class work?
The Steampunk Mermaid class will be run in a closed facebook group that you will be able to join once you have paid. There will be a link in the documentation that will be emailed to you after purchase. You will need to keep a note of your order number when joining the closed Facebook group.
Please ensure you check your junk mail / spam mail folders for our emails.
If for any reason you have any trouble please do drop us a message.
The class is split into 4 separate videos; 4 sessions focused on the creation of our cake topper and the final one a Q&A.
Session 1 - Run time approx. 180 minutes.
Session 2 - Run time approx. 180 minutes.
Session 3 - Run time approx. 180 minutes.
Session 3 - A Q&A session on anything you need to ask about making the figures.
Do I make my figurines at the same time as Zoe?
It is advised that you watch the online tutorial first then watch it again whilst making your figurines. If you wish to make them at the same time as Zoe that is ok, however Zoe cannot stop and wait for people to catch up. You may also find that if you are making it at the same time as Zoe then you may not hear or see everything Zoe is saying and doing.
Is the video mine to keep once purchased?
You can always go back and watch the tutorials at any point after the live video is over, but you will need internet access to view it. The video is not to be downloaded or shared with other people.
How will I know what I will need to create the figures?
Once purchased you will be able to join the private facebook group, where you will find a PDF document showing you the tools and equipment you will need. This will also be emailed to you once you have purchased the class.
If you prefer you can watch the Class first before deciding which materials and equipment you will need.
Can I teach others this once I've purchased the online tutorial?
No, the class is just for you to use create your own figures. You should not re-teach them to your own students or share the video tutorial with others.
How do I access the facebook group to see the classes?
Once purchased you will be emailed a downloadable document which will contain a link to a private facebook group, you will need to use your order number to answer the questions when requesting to join this group. We will then accept you into the group. Please note it may not be immediately as it needs to be done by one of us in person, so it can take us up to a day to approve and accept your membership into the group.
This class was originally run as a Facebook live stream so at various points and within the documentation there will be reference to past dates. These can be ignored as the videos are now recorded and within the Facebook Group. If you have any questions feel free to ask us at Zoe's Fancy Cakes.