Shark Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

This shark cake looks like it’s about to swim right up to you and take a bite! Featuring a gravity-defying structure, flexible edible seaweed and Jell-O water. Sculpt a 3D shark out of cake, learn to paint details and make sugar eyes! All your guests will be wondering how this is really a cake!

1:14:44 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to sculpt a realistic shark out of cake
  • Learn how to create edible sugar shark eyes
  • How to create seaweed and an awesome ocean water effect on top of cake
  • Learn how to create gravity-defying shark fins
  • How to hand-paint the shark for a stunning effect

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making the Structure 0:14
  2. Building the shark board 2:39
  3. Bulking the shark underside 5:34
  4. Prepping the cakes 7:14
  5. Carving down the cake 9:53
  6. Creating the shark tail 14:16
  7. Covering cake with ganache 19:16
  8. Adding sea bed cake 22:16
  9. Building water supports 24:09
  10. Making edible shark eyes 27:14
  11. Making shark fins 27:40
  12. Applying buttercream 31:21
  13. Paneling the shark 32:32
  14. Making the shark mouth 38:49
  15. Making the gills 43:16
  16. Making eye sockets 44:30
  17. Adding the teeth 45:33
  18. Adding the eyes 49:41
  19. Adding the fins 50:47
  20. Painting the shark 54:20
  21. Making water layer 1:02:33
  22. Making the seaweed 1:05:17
  23. Removing the supports 1:09:24
  24. Finishing touches 1:10:17
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