Splatter Portrait Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

The theme of this birthday party was “Little Artists” for Arya, who is turning 4. We discussed a few options and settled on a 4-sided cake with a portrait of Arya at 1, 2, 3 and 4 years of age.

It was such a fun project and turned out so well, I’m very excited to share this technique with you. I think this technique can be applied in a number of ways and I look forward to seeing how you will apply this cool look.

47:51 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to make an enormous square double-barrel buttercream cake
  • How to get super sharp buttercream edges
  • Learn how to use Photoshop to make your own portrait templates
  • How to make a realistic edible portrait on a cake with cool splatter effects

Splatter Portrait Cake Tutorial

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making giant double-barrel cake 1:08
  2. Getting super sharp corners 7:46
  3. Stacking the cake 9:00
  4. Finishing top tier 18:38
  5. Making the portrait templates 23:10
  6. Preparing the portrait templates 28:20
  7. Paneling the cake 29:17
  8. Prepping splatter colors 34:23
  9. Making the portraits 38:13
  10. Finishing touches 45:25