Variegated Monstera Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

I loved making this Monstera Cake for Staghorn Mercantile’s 3rd anniversary. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic variegated Monstera plant out of edible materials, how to create the plant pot cake, how to add hand-painted details and shapes that read exactly the way they would on a real Monstera.

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

1:08:28 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to create a monstera plant cake with edible materials
  • Learn how to make the edible leaves and details to match a plant-lover’s expectations
  • How to make a potted plant and edible dirt to look just like the real thing

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Preparations 1:04
  2. Making the leaves 4:37
  3. Cutting out the leaves 9:59
  4. Making the paint 12:34
  5. Painting the leaves 13:10
  6. Crumb coating the cakes 24:58
  7. Building the pot base 26:27
  8. Carving the cake 31:12
  9. Covering the pot in buttercream 32:32
  10. Covering in modeling chocolate 34:41
  11. Stacking the cake 42:38
  12. Smoothing the cake 43:15
  13. Adding feet 44:24
  14. Adding the leaves 48:58
  15. Coloring the modeling chocolate 58:05
  16. Adding the stems 59:08
  17. Painting the cake 1:03:43
  18. Making and adding the soil 1:07:09