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Miniature Food Masterclass [Paperback]

Angie Scarr
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Book Description

7 April 2009
This exciting new book from Angie Scarr presents a voyage of discovery and inspiration for all miniaturists to delve into. Here, Angie shares the secrets of her amazingly intricate work in a variety of exciting materials and invites us to join in with her passion for miniature food. The projects are more adventurous than ever before and created with extraordinary attention to detail.Follow this master class that is packed full of ideas, detailed information on techniques, tools, materials and is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step pictures throughout. Find out how to create liquid and translucent effects, glazes, moulding and veining all to mouth-watering effect. Just some of the projects included are: pastry cases, chocolate recipes, toffee apples, fruit tarts, strawberries, melons, cabbage and mushrooms.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd (7 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861085257
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861085252
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Angie Scarr decided in her early thirties, with a young family taking much of her time, to dedicate herself to the craft of miniatures, having experimented with using millefiori techniques formerly used in the world of glass and jewellery making to produce incredibly realistic miniatures in a time when most miniature food was simply sculpted and painted.

Always a bit of a maverick, and never one to take no for an answer, initially Angie self-produced (along with husband Frank) a series of videos to capture the self destructive process of making the 'canes' . She was more than ready to take advantage as soon as the world of photography provided the means for her to produce the images for step-by-step books to be digitally photographed. As a result Angie persuaded GMC books that she had the ability to photograph her own work as it was produced... 'live'. This could not have been done any earlier without mortgaging the house to buy a camera as the one used was one the first of it's kind (2 megapixel!) to hit the shops. These days 5 times the capacity can be had at a fifth of the price.

GMC's 'punt' on the unknown author was amply repaid in 2001 when Angie's first book Making Miniature foods and Market stalls became an instant success. It is currently in it's 8th print run and is still one of their best sellers. It quite simply changed the style and standard of miniature food making from then on.

Angie is now a highly regarded miniaturist well known worldwide not only for for her intricate polymer clay work which heavily concentrates on still life in miniature, but also for her enthusiastic teaching and sharing of ideas. Constantly pushing the boundaries of the miniature craft Angie's second book Miniature food Masterclass explores more new techniques and materials. Angie's work and instructional projects also appear in miniatures hobby magazines and she teaches her techniques in Europe and in more distant parts of the world.

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About the Author

Angie Scarr is a highly regarded miniaturist, well-known in the UK, Europe and US for her intricate polymer clay work. She is constantly pushing the boundaries of her craft, exploring new techniques and materials. She runs the successful Angie Scarr Miniatures, contributes to miniaturist magazines, makes step-by-step DVDs and runs many demonstration workshops.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and informational book.... 6 Jun 2009
By HGR
Format:Paperback
I'm a huge Angie Scarr fan, and simply could not wait for this book to be released in the United states; and therefore purchased two copies from the U.K., one for collecting and one to wear out from reading over and over!

The book is excellent, not as good as her first, but excellent nonetheless.
The topics covered are "Getting Started", learning about polymer clays, workspace ideas, storing works in progress and the baking process. Next,
Materials and techniques. "Easy Caning," Egg cane, stuffed olives, squid, coconuts. "Moderate Caning," which includes the Skinner Method, Avocado, Asparagus, Celery, Bananas, Watermelon, Piel de Sapo Melon, Strawberries and Kiwi fruit. "Complex Caning," Tomatoes, red and green cabbage (two methods are shown), and Leeks. "Unusual Canes" includes olives, green and black, Mushrooms, Bell pepper slices and starfruit. The other sections include Liquid Polymer, where Angie teaches us how to make royal icing, Bakewell and iced tarts, mince pies, toffee apples, ice lollies (Popsicles for U.S. fans), lemon curd tarts and fruit tarts. Next, Gel Materials Victorian Jelly. She then teaches us about Moulds, (molds); how to make and use them, and last and by no means least, Cold Porcelain, which I just loved; as I had never tried this technique and the results are breathtaking. The cheesecake methods and heart cakes are just lovely and I quickly purchased Angie's new heart shaped mold to begin making the cakes! She also provides names and websites where one may purchase exquisite cutters and other supplies such as Scenic Water etc.

The photography is excellent, the instructions clear, but the book is not as exciting as her first, nor did I have a sense of "Wow" like I had reading book one or watching her fabulous videos.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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The bible for mass producing miniature food. It concentrates on caning techniques, molds and cold porcelain.
Each lesson is well illustrated with photographs and easy to follow text. Lessons are divided into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced so you can work your way through them. You will be totally inspired and itching to make everything shown, especially the amazing cabbages! Well worth the investment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Master miniatures 26 Nov 2009
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What can i say - the book is brilliant! i have already completed several projects and just love it. well worth it for the dedicated 1/12 scale miniaturist who wants to add that little bit extra to their doll house
cheers Helen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 13 May 2014
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A gift for my mum which she chose herself, she is very happy with book having already purchased one of authors other titles
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5.0 out of 5 stars MINIATURE FOOD 9 Nov 2013
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JUST BOUGHT A DOLLS HOUSE/SHOP. SO NEED TO FILL IT UP ,SO THIS BOOK IS GREAT, I HAVE,NT MADE ANYTHING YET , BUT HAVE LOTS OF INSPIRATION ,THANKS TO THIS BOOK .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterclass! 4 Nov 2013
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This book was for my partner who makes miniatures, he has worked with Angie Scarr's other book and found this excellent for progressing onto more advanced methods. He found it very inspiring.
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