King Kong Facial Expressions Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Guest instructor Timbo Sullivan of Cakes by Timbo and Baketopia joins us today for another amazing tutorial, this time featuring how he creates facial expressions on a figure. Timbo will teach you how to create a stylized King Kong cake and breaks down his process for creating the different facial features. Timbo also shows how to change the features to create different expressions, and creates King Kong with a closed and open mouth.

There’s a lot to cover in this tutorial, so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started!

1:02:16 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to sculpt King Kong’s face
  • Learn how to create different expressions and an open and closed mouth
  • How to create edible fur, teeth, scars and facial details
  • Learn how to color King Kong and create shiny areas on the eyes and teeth

Cake sculpted to look like King Kong's face

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Carving the cake 0:43
  2. Covering in ganache 4:28
  3. Sculpting the face 4:51
  4. Adding facial details 14:04
  5. Making wrinkles and texture 19:10
  6. Adding the eyes 24:29
  7. Adding spot colors 28:47
  8. Dry brushing 30:25
  9. Airbrushing 31:33
  10. Adding fur 35:27
  11. Adding scars 39:21
  12. Painting the eyes 41:07
  13. Making the mouth 46:30
  14. Making the teeth 48:45
  15. Making the ears 57:53
  16. Final touches 59:40