We are super-excited to introduce you the fabulous Rhu Strand of Pimp my cake and her magical creations.
Rhu Strand is a multi-award winning Sugar Artist, Cake International Featured Exhibitor and Travelling Instructor and organiser of the French Cake Breaks.
Her fascinating figurines have been featured in cake shows, magazines and she is a very popular guest teacher all around in the cake world.
She is the founder of Pimp My Cake and her very distinguishable classic dolls, fairies and figurines has become so popular that she had to come up with her own face mould by popular demand .
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It's almost impossible to enumerate all the cake shows, cake competitions, cake collaborations, courses, magazines Rhu has been featured in in the last couple of years. She truly is one of the most beloved celebrities of the cake world, famous for her figurines, dolls and fairies.
She has three websites, her personal website Rhu Strand , her blog Mama Rhu, and her cake site Pimp My Cake , she is unbelievably active, travels the world teaching sugarcraft and live-broadcasts her adventures on her Facebook Profile . Make sure you follow her and you will never be bored again.
Watch the giggly interview with her at Cake International London 2016 in Alexandra Palace. And if you feel like learning how to make Roger, remember, Rhu's Roger the Ringmaster class is just one click away!
Hi there I am Rhu Strand and my journey to having a regular magazine feature, teaching internationally, creating online video's, having my own face mould available and running sugarcraft holidays in France, started in 2010 when I was asked to teach a return to work confidence building class at a local community centre, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed the experience and thrilled to be asked to teach adult education classes at the local college, I then progressed onto teaching privately which allowed me to follow my own passion of sculpting figures.
As most of us do, I started with birthday cakes for my own children, way back when there wasn't the information we have today, always ready to challenge mum to a variety of subjects, no matter how they turned out they were always delighted with the results.
As they got older the parties dropped off and so did the cakes, but when they turned 18 and 21 I was determined to do the 'mummy' thing again and make them a cake.... little did I know that I would discover a whole world of sugarcraft on the internet that had me desperate to find out more.... it has taken me to more places than I could have ever imagined possible, including New York, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Budapest and India !!
The main turning point in my career was entering Cake International in 2013 with my figure Cherry and winning a gold, from there I strived to improve and develop my figures, I feel I am still on that journey sharing it with my students and colleagues through lessons, magazine tutorials, online video tutorials and week long breaks in France where students can focus, relax and just immerse themselves in sugarpaste, modelling chocolate and a number of other mediums, building their confidence and skills in an encouraging environment.
I feel incredibly lucky and honoured to have won a number of gold awards, two first in class and best in show at Cake International over the years. I have become actively involved in a number of projects at the shows and demonstrations too.
I also have a very successful face mould that I developed to help anyone with their figures, I know how much time and effort goes into the practice to get your figures just right and with the Face Base Mould it has helped numerous people take the stress out of this area of cake decorating.
I am still on my journey, it is exciting, exhilarating, often stressful, demanding and all consuming, I have so many other plans, possibilities and crazy idea's in my head that I don't see it ending any time soon. I hope you will follow or join me on this amazing ride.
Isn't Myrtle the Mermaid just magical? Rhu's figurines are so special and distinctive that you have the feeling that they have their own personalities and they talk to each other when you are not looking. Did you know that they all have their own names? Join Rhu in her kingdom of mermaids, dolls and fairies!
Rhu started our making cake just as any "regular" cake mum, but soon she started specializing in creating cake toppers that her customers could keep as a memory and they became so popular that she started teaching how to make these toppers. Watch the video and learn from all the cake-wisdom poured by Rhu and enjoy her bubbly personality!
Rhu's figurines may be the most recognizable ones in the whole cake world and the versatility of the topics they portray is just limitless. Just looking at her figurines take you to an incredibly colorful fantasy world you never want to leave. Watch the video and get inspired by her creativity!
We are working tremendously hard to make value-packed tutorials for you but this doesn't mean that we don't get to be silly behind the scenes. Rhu personally makes sure that the whole team is giggling all the time which makes her tutorials super-amusing. Watch the video to get a sneak-peak into the craziness that is going on in the backstage of the tutorial shootings.