Piranha Plant Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Advanced

This classic Super Mario enemy is back again in all it’s glory. If there’s one thing that I wanted to teach in this tutorial, it was how to get that crazy bend in the Piranha plant’s neck without compromising the creative vision and it turned out so good!

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a dynamic cake structure to support the Piranha Plant’s head, how to detail the teeth, lips spots and leaves, how to add and sculpt the tongue and how to create the green pipe cake.

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

1:14:15 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a Piranha Plant cake out of edible materials
  • Learn how to create a green pipe cake just like in the video game series
  • How to create this unique cake structure, the plant’s details and leaves
  • Learn how to add dynamic poses to your structures to create dramatic cake toppers

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Cutting the wood 0:32
  2. Making the pipe cake 4:58
  3. Making the chocolate base 8:54
  4. The piranha head structure 12:44
  5. Curving the plant stem 23:05
  6. Finishing the structure 36:45
  7. Adding the piranha cake 40:30
  8. Shaping the mouth 42:13
  9. Adding the pipe cake 47:13
  10. Covering in modeling chocolate 47:39
  11. Making the tongue 54:16
  12. Adding the teeth 58:31
  13. Making lips and polka dots 1:00:42
  14. Paneling the pipe cake 1:03:50
  15. Making the leaves 1:09:05