Star Trek Bust Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

In this Trek-tacular tutorial, Liz re-creates a scene from one of her favorite old-school TV shows, Star Trek: The Next Generation.

In this Halloween special, Doctor Crusher drinks Will Riker’s brains with a straw. Learn how to sculpt a body out of cake with realistic details, re-create a face out of modeling chocolate and put it all together.

1:38:42 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to create a realistic upper body from sheet cakes
  • Learn tips and tricks on how to create a realistic likeness from any photo reference
  • How to connect the head to the sheet cakes
  • Tips on how to get rich colors for flat colored areas (like Riker’s shirt)
  • How to create facial hair on a bust cake

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Measuring out cakes 0:10
  2. Carving the cake 3:25
  3. Making cake clay 5:44
  4. Making the pecs 6:19
  5. Making the abs 11:55
  6. Defining the ribcage 12:57
  7. Defining arms 13:22
  8. Defining Collarbone 14:33
  9. Building up the neck 16:02
  10. Ganache Crumbcoat 16:30
  11. Attaching eyes to skull 20:39
  12. Building up the skull 24:48
  13. Building up the lips 27:57
  14. Adding the nose 31:40
  15. Making the eye lids 41:27
  16. Defining the temples 51:42
  17. Adding the ears 54:42
  18. Making the eyebrows 57:07
  19. Painting the face 58:51
  20. Adding facial hair 1:02:16
  21. Adding the hair 1:09:39
  22. Airbrushing 1:17:27
  23. Attaching the head 1:22:03
  24. Blending the neck 1:22:30
  25. Making the shirt 1:27:05
  26. Painting the shirt 1:31:05
  27. Making the communicator 1:34:40
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