Author: SARAH BRAY

Skill level: BEGINNERS

You will need:

  • Black sugarpaste with tylose powder
  • Purple sugarpaste with tylose powder (I coloured white paste with Saracino violet gel colour)
  • Saracino modelling paste purple
  • Saracino modelling paste orange
  • Saracino modelling paste fuschia
  • Saracino modelling paste light green
  • Saracino modelling paste white
  • Sugar glue
  • Fine tipped edible black pen
  • Pale pink edible dust
  • 58mm round cutter
  • Cobble impression mat
  • Foam drying mat
  • Rolling pin
  • 29mm circle cutter
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft knife
  • Small ball tool
  • 2.5cm circle cutter
  • 6mm round plunger cutter
  • Small soft brush
  • Silicon shaping tool

GHOSTS

Step 1

Roll out black paste and use a cobble impression mat to make a pattern. Cut out two 58mm circles. Cut out two 58mm purple circles. Leave to dry on a foam mat.

Step 2

To make the larger ghost roll a cherry tomato sized piece of white paste into a ball and angle your hands to make a teardrop shape. Bend the tail of the ghost slightly. 

Step 3

Cut out a 29mm circle of black paste for the brim of the hat and glue to the ghosts head. Roll a marble sized piece of black paste into a teardrop shape using the sides of your hands. Cut off the rounded end and stick onto the brim of the hat bending the tip over.

Step 4

To make the ghosts arms roll two small teardrop shapes from white paste. Make a little dent on each side of the ghost with the end of a paintbrush and glue the arms inside (pointed end first)

Step 5

Make two small indents for the eyes and add small balls of black paste. Add tiny white pieces of paste for the highlights.

Step 6

For the baby ghost make a small teardrop shape as before and bend the end up. Roll a small sausage shape of white paste and cut in half to make the baby ghosts arms and stick on with glue.

Step 7

Glue both ghosts to the black cobbled topper and leave to dry (supporting with kitchen roll if necessary)

WITCHES HAT

Step 1

Roll a cherry tomato sized piece of black paste into a ball and angle your hands to make a teardrop shape and cut of the rounded end to make the witches hat.

Step 2

Cut out a 29mm circle of black paste. Add a small spot of glue to the centre of the circle and attach to a purple discs. Use the end of a paintbrush to lift the brim in three places slightly. Glue on the cone of the hat and bend tip slightly.

Step 3

To make the spider roll a small oval ball of fuschia paste in the palm of your hand.

Step 4

Roll another piece of fuschia paste into a long thin length. Place the body on top of the length of paste and cut the first pair of legs

Step 5

Repeat this three times to create the spiders 8 legs and use a craft knife to separate and shorten the legs.

Step 6a

Roll out a long thin length of black paste and bend the top section over to make the first loop (in the shape of an ‘e’)

Step 6b

Repeat to make a second loop and cut off excess.

Step 6c

Glue the spider to the bottom of this length and attach this to the witches hat with sugar glue.

Step 7

Use a small ball tool to make two indents for eyes and fill with small balls of black paste. Add highlights as before.

Step 8

Using a 6mm round plunger cutter, cut out a thin circle of white paste. Cut in half and attach one half for the mouth of the hat.

PUMPKIN

Step 1

Roll a cherry tomato sized piece of orange paste into a ball and cut off a quarter with a craft knife and set aside.

Step 2

Push the ball into the workboard leaning it back slightly and use a silicon shaping tool to create grooves for the pumpkin and repeat on the lid. 

Step 3

Roll a small piece of light green paste into a teardrop shape and cut off the rounded end. Make a small indent with a small ball tool in the lid and glue in the stalk.

Step 4

To make the lollies roll out two long thin lengths of green and fuchsia paste. Pinch together and the top and twist into a rope.

Step 5

Curl these round to make a lolly and repeat to make a smaller one. Flatten slightly with your finger

Step 6

To make the candies roll three thin lengths of fuchsia, orange and white paste and push together.

Step 7

Cut diagonally one way and the other to cut 6 little candies. Use your thumb and fingers to push and shape them together.

Step 8

Use a small ball tool to make two indents for eyes and fill with small balls of black paste. Add white highlights as before. 

Step 9

Fill the pumpkin with the sweets and candies. Attach pumpkin, lid and additional sweet onto the black topper.

CAULDRON

Step 1

Roll a cherry tomato sized piece of black paste into a ball. Cut off a quarter with a knife.

Step 2

Roll 3 pea sized pieces of black paste into balls and set aside to dry.

Step 3

For the rim of the cauldron roll out a piece of paste 3mm thick and cut out a 2.5cm circle and attach to the flat side of the cauldron with sugar glue.

Step 4

Roll a collection of little balls of varying sizes using green, fuchsia and orange paste and arrange these on the top of the cauldron securing with sugar glue.

Step 5

Use a small ball tool to make two indents for eyes and fill with small balls of black paste. Add white highlights as before. 

Step 6

When the cauldron legs feel firmer arrange them in a small triangle on the purple disc and gently stick the cauldron on top.

Step 7

Using a 6mm round plunger cutter, cut out a thin circle of white paste. Cut in half and attach one half for the mouth of the cauldron. Add a few bubbles to the side of the cauldron.

Step 8

Roll 2 small white balls of paste and use a small ball tool to make an indent. Stick in 2 small balls of black paste and add highlights as before. Stick these onto the topper.