Author: ANJALI TAMBDE

Skill level: BEGINNERS

You will need:
  • Saracino sugar paste coloured in fuchsia, light green and lilac
  • Pre-coloured Saracino azure sugar paste
  • Pre-coloured Saracino green sugar paste
  • Pre-coloured Saracino yellow sugar paste
  • Pre-coloured Saracino black sugar paste
  • Rolling pin
  • Cutting wheel
  • Crafts knife

Step 1

Roll fuchsia Saracino sugar paste into a small sausage, roughly 2 inches long. Be gentle while rolling and make sure you don’t have any air bubbles or air locks in it.

Step 2

Flatten some orange Saracino with a rolling pin

Step 3

Keep the fuchsia sausage in the center and trim the sides of the orange sheet to the size of the sausage

Step 4

Now roll the orange sheet over the fuchsia as shown in the photo and cut off the extra, make sure that its exactly the same size of the sausage and not over lapping

Step 5

Roll lilac Saracino sugar paste, approximately 0.5cm thick.

Step 6

This has to be thicker than the sheets that were rolled earlier.

Step 7

Now place the log over the lilac

Step 8

Cut it to shape exactly the same way the orange sugar paste was cut and roll over the log

Step 9

Again roll a thin orange sheet and cover the log, this will go over the lilac

Step 10

Mix some yellow and light green to make lime green paste and then roll it into a thin sheet, cover the log with the lime green paste

Step 11

Press this log from one side to make a tear drop shaped log

Step 12

Now roll a very thin black sheet and cover the drop shaped log with it

Step 13

Mix some azure and green sugar paste to make turquoise and roll it

Step 14

Place the log over the turquoise.

Step 15

Smooth the paste and seal the edges well.

Step 16

To make the eye roll a small amount of black, cover with blue and the white as shown in the picture

Step 17

Cover the eye (log) with black sugar paste

Step 18

Roll the turquoise sugar paste lengthwise

Step 19

Place the eye log over it and roll it

Step 20

Cover that with thin black sugar paste sheet and make a nice round log.

Step 21

Roll a small amount of fuchsia into a thin log.

Step 22

Press on one side to form a drop shape

Step 23

Cover it with black sugar paste

Step 24

Cut it length way exactly in the centre and place a black strip in between each half.

Step 25

Sandwich those two pieces back together to form the beak

Step 26

Place the beak in position

Step 27

Now slightly curl the tapered end of the body log to form its tail

Step 28

Join the head and the body together

Step 29

Cover the front of the body with lime green sugar paste

Step 30

Cover the head with the lime green sugar paste

Step 31

Roll a small sausage with lime green paste and place it exactly where the head finishes, as shown in the picture and then cover the rest with the lime green paste to form a nice round log

Step 32

Cover the log with thin fuchsia sugar paste

Step 33

Then cover the log with lilac paste

Step 34

Gently roll everything together and you are ready to slice it

Step 35

Slice using a sharp knife and you are ready to decorate your cake with these parrot patterns