Elsa Bust Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Advanced

What better time to make an Ice Queen bust cake than right before Christmas? This Elsa Bust Cake is Liz Marek’s latest sculpted cake, featuring stylized facial features, a braided hair demo, how to do edible makeup, and how to sculpt a head from scratch (no molds).

3:09:50 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a stylized Elsa Ice Queen Bust Cake
  • How to make a cartoony head sculpt without a mold
  • How to plot facial features from reference pictures
  • Liz covers common mistakes made with facial features
  • Ways to check your work as a sculptor
  • How to sculpt a chest using all cake (no rice cereal treats)
  • How to do Elsa’s makeup and how to fix mistakes
  • How to create Elsa’s braided hair pony tail or how to create her hair down

Elsa Bust Cake Tutorial

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making the head structure 0:37
  2. Modeling chocolate head 4:48
  3. Facial proportions 13:21
  4. Adding the mouth 20:55
  5. Adding the nose 33:28
  6. Making isomalt eyes 36:56
  7. Adding the eyes 44:41
  8. Shaping the face 59:23
  9. Making the ears 1:22:58
  10. Making edible glitter 1:29:33
  11. Making the structure 1:32:50
  12. Carving the cake 1:33:56
  13. Adding the head and arms 1:39:40
  14. Crumb coat 1:45:32
  15. Making the neck 1:47:50
  16. Coloring the fondant 1:48:48
  17. Covering in buttercream 1:50:21
  18. Covering the back in fondant 1:54:09
  19. Finishing making glitter 1:59:26
  20. Covering the front in fondant 2:00:34
  21. Covering the face in fondant 2:03:48
  22. Smoothing 2:09:18
  23. Coloring the dress 2:21:41
  24. Texturing the fondant 2:22:10
  25. Applying the fondant 2:24:06
  26. The dress seam 2:27:26
  27. Eye makeup 2:30:34
  28. Adding eyelashes 2:35:44
  29. Adding blush and eyebrows 2:43:16
  30. Lip color 2:51:04
  31. Adding the hair 2:52:50
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