Tiger Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Learn to make a sculpted tiger cake that’s all cake! Yep, even the mouth. Liz shows you how to stack, carve, get the right proportions, and make realistic details like teeth, sugar eyes and cocoa butter painting.

2:04:36 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a sculpted tiger cake that’s all cake (no rice cereal treats)
  • Learn how to create a gravity-defying open mouth
  • Liz Marek’s technique to create realistic fur textures
  • How to create realistic sugar eyes, ears, whiskers, teeth and tongue
  • Learn how to paint striking colors using cocoa butter

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making the structure 0:17
  2. Stacking the cake 2:28
  3. Tip for cardboard rounds in sculpted cake 4:50
  4. How to place skewers 5:53
  5. Carving the cake 11:30
  6. Making cake pop dough 15:44
  7. Defining the snout 16:18
  8. Defining the fur 16:57
  9. Defining top of head 18:10
  10. Carving eye sockets 20:20
  11. Defining furry peaks 25:35
  12. Crumbcoating the cake 28:42
  13. Making tiger eyes 31:47
  14. Insetting black fondant 36:19
  15. Covering with fondant 37:50
  16. Adding fur texture 43:13
  17. Defining sides of head 46:44
  18. Defining brow 48:46
  19. Defining muzzle area 50:40
  20. Adding the ears 54:30
  21. Placing the eyes 57:47
  22. Defining the eye socket and eye lids 1:00:27
  23. Refining the nose 1:07:21
  24. Adding the teeth and tongue 1:13:24
  25. Finishing the muzzle 1:22:37
  26. Adding chest fur 1:26:00
  27. Adding cheek fur 1:28:29
  28. Adding fur to top of head 1:31:13
  29. Coloring with cocoa butter 1:33:19
  30. Mixing your own cocoa butter colors 1:36:17
  31. Painting the tiger 1:38:46
  32. Painting the stripes 1:44:47
  33. Painting highlights 1:55:25
  34. Adding whiskers 1:57:03
  35. Decorating the cake board 1:59:43
  36. Final touches 2:03:23
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