Monster Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

In this tutorial, Liz Marek breaks down how to create a cute cartoon monster from a picture. You will learn how to scale a reference picture, how to plan out the internal structure to make the cake gravity-defying, and how to carve and add details to the cake.

This cake structure is perfect for the beginning cake decorator who wants to jump into learning more about cake structures, but doesn’t know where to start. There’s many tips and tricks to cover in this tutorial, so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started!

1:17:33 Minutes of Instruction

In this tutorial, Liz Marek breaks down how to create a cute cartoon monster from a picture. You will learn how to scale a reference picture, how to plan out the internal structure to make the cake gravity-defying, and how to carve and add details to the cake. This cake structure is perfect for the beginning cake decorator who wants to jump into learning more about cake structures, but doesn't know where to start. There's many tips and tricks to cover in this tutorial, so let's get our tools together and let's get started!

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to scale a picture reference and plan for structure
  • How to cut wood for custom cake boards and how to cut threaded rod
  • Learn how to use armature wire for complex shapes and structures
  • Several tips and tricks on how to carve and cover the cake
  • Learn how to make a large shiny isomalt eyeball

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Planning & scaling 0:38
  2. Cutting threaded rod & wood 7:15
  3. Structure assembly 9:18
  4. Making armature arms 12:06
  5. Adding rice cereal treats 18:44
  6. Carving rice cereal treats 21:04
  7. Stacking & carving cake 21:23
  8. Smooth ganache layer 23:53
  9. Modeling chocolate 26:08
  10. Isomalt eye 29:25
  11. Covering the cake 36:02
  12. Details & Smoothing seams 49:56
  13. Adding the eye 55:09
  14. Legs & feet 59:11
  15. Arms & horns 1:05:22
  16. Adding teeth 1:13:51
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