Live Oak Tree Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Guest instructor Sara Weber from Sara’s Sweets in Austin, Texas is back with another lovely nature-inspired cake tutorial.

In this tutorial, Sara demonstrates how to create a Live Oak tree cake design, complete with a tree swing and all sorts of natural details.

1:46:12 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to create a sculpted cake that looks like a Live Oak tree
  • Learn tips and tricks on how to create the leaves for the live oak tree and a tip on how to make the leaves in bulk
  • How to create your own impression mat for making the tree bark
  • Tips on how to paint rich colors onto the tree to reflect nature
  • How to create the tree swing detail

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Cake Structure 0:10
  2. Stacking the cake 9:36
  3. Adding the limbs 14:52
  4. Building up branch base 28:30
  5. Making the leaves 30:23
  6. Coloring the leaves 40:11
  7. Carving the cake 46:43
  8. Ganache crumbcoat 55:51
  9. Final ganache crumbcoat 59:09
  10. Making a bark texture mat 1:03:09
  11. Covering the cake 1:06:54
  12. Adding bark texture 1:13:24
  13. Painting the tree 1:20:42
  14. Adding the leaves 1:26:17
  15. Finishing touches 1:37:00
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