Dark Side vs Light Side Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Advanced

Elizabeth Marek breaks down how to create this stunning Star Wars cake, featuring not one but two sculpted cake toppers of Rey and Kylo Ren from the new trilogy. In this tutorial, you will learn how to sculpt the features of the face using Saracino Pasta Model, how to create the bodies, arms, and hands, how to sculpt lightsabers and clothing details, and how to create the red and blue lightning effect on the cake itself.

There’s a lot to cover in this tutorial (nearly 3 hours of step-by-step instructions) so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started!

2:47:57 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to sculpt two cake topper figures following realistic anatomy
  • Learn how to create heads, arms, bodies, hands, and clothing
  • How to create a stunning lightning bolt finish using airbrush colors

Birthday cake with red and blue lightning spelling out number 10 and Rey and Kylo Ren sculpted cake toppers holding lightsabers

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making Rey’s Face 0:49
  2. Shaping the nose 8:38
  3. Shaping the lips 17:15
  4. Shaping the eyes 22:24
  5. Coloring Rey’s face 37:09
  6. Making Rey’s Body 48:18
  7. Covering the body in paste 57:25
  8. Making Kylo Ren’s body 1:06:49
  9. Covering in modeling chocolate 1:10:31
  10. Adding Rey’s head 1:13:21
  11. Making Rey’s ears 1:15:11
  12. Sculpting Rey’s arms 1:16:15
  13. Sculpting Rey’s body 1:21:36
  14. Making Rey’s lightsaber 1:29:58
  15. Making Rey’s hands 1:34:07
  16. Making Rey’s clothing 1:40:23
  17. Making Rey’s hair 1:55:08
  18. Kylo Ren’s head 2:00:29
  19. Kylo Ren’s body 2:07:29
  20. Kylo Ren’s saber 2:23:27
  21. Kylo Ren’s cloak 2:26:28
  22. Covering in fondant 2:31:39
  23. Making lightning 2:36:25
  24. Airbrushing the cake 2:41:06
  25. Adding the toppers 2:44:32
  26. Final details 2:46:54