Barnacle Zombie Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

It’s finally here! Liz Marek’s award-winning Barnacle Zombie which placed 1st at the 2018 Atlanta Cake Show. Many have been asking for a step-by-step tutorial of this sculpted cake featuring an all-cake body, realistic seaweed, aged skin and barnacle textures, and an awesome bog water cake board.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to sculpt a body from all cake, how to create the features of the zombie head, including the edible brain, how to get dynamic curves in your cake sculptures, and how to use a Cake Safe to transport a sculpted cake to a cake show.

1:27:47 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to sculpt a realistic zombie with an all-cake body
  • Learn how to make a sculpted figure look dynamic
  • How to create layered colors and a cohesive design
  • Learn how to make barnacle details and realistic seaweed
  • How to use a Cake Safe to transport a cake to a cake show

Barnacle Zombie Cake Tutorial

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Building the structure 0:44
  2. The skull 2:45
  3. Building the jaw 4:41
  4. The body structure 11:00
  5. Adding the cake 13:44
  6. Sculpting the cake 18:04
  7. Sculpting 3D elements 20:32
  8. Covering in ganache 27:18
  9. The teeth 29:49
  10. The eyes 33:02
  11. Creating wrinkles 34:56
  12. Creating the forehead 40:36
  13. The jaw 42:35
  14. Covering in fondant 43:18
  15. Defining the bones 46:22
  16. Torching the fondant 49:44
  17. Adding torn fondant 51:45
  18. The ears 55:07
  19. The mouth 58:30
  20. The brain 59:57
  21. Making seaweed 1:00:44
  22. Making arm bones 1:02:24
  23. Making arm muscles 1:04:21
  24. Making skin texture 1:07:22
  25. Airbrushing 1:09:00
  26. Painting 1:12:25
  27. Royal icing barnacles 1:14:47
  28. Chocolate barnacles 1:16:52
  29. Coloring the barnacles 1:19:56
  30. Using the Cake Safe 1:22:43
  31. Finishing the cake 1:25:34
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