Blue Raptor Dinosaur Tutorial

Skill level: Advanced

Avalon’s Dino-FOUR birthday was this past week and I wanted to create a big showpiece cake for her birthday along with a baby dinosaur cake and this was the result!

Learn to make a cutesy blue raptor showpiece out of rice cereal treats or cake, sparkling dinosaur eyes, how to scale photo references to create any cake you want and how to make a cake structure to match.

1:30:29 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to scale photo reference to size for any cake design
  • Learn how to make cake structures based on photo reference
  • How to sculpt a realistic raptor dinosaur
  • Learn techniques for making the raptor out of cake or rice cereal treats
  • How to make edible dinosaur eyes
  • Liz showcases several different painting techniques
  • How to make a crackle board texture

Tutorial Chapters

  1. How to scale photo reference 0:10
  2. Working at 1/4 scale 5:28
  3. Planning the structure 8:05
  4. Cutting the boards 11:44
  5. Building the structure 15:39
  6. Gluing structure 20:16
  7. Making the structure food-safe 23:45
  8. Adding arms 27:21
  9. Adding rice cereal treats 32:20
  10. Wrapping the rice cereal 35:56
  11. Building up the mouth 37:03
  12. Carving down 40:00
  13. Carving the head 45:41
  14. Making dinosaur eyes 48:26
  15. Building up the face 51:16
  16. Working on the mouth 58:17
  17. Making raptor teeth 1:01:01
  18. Building up arms 1:03:09
  19. Working on the feet 1:05:23
  20. Adding toe nails & finger nails 1:07:22
  21. Ganache crumb coat 1:09:57
  22. Covering in fondant 1:10:50
  23. Texturing fondant 1:14:12
  24. Detailing the face 1:16:17
  25. Painting the dinosaur 1:20:06
  26. Finishing the board 1:25:43

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