Golden Safari Birthday Cake

Skill level: Intermediate

Sachiko Windbiel of Mimi Cafe Union New York has traveled across the country to Sugar Geek Show to take us on a golden safari adventure!

Sachiko teaches us her unique style of figure making from how to make the eyes, adorable features, accessories and hairstyles. Liz compliments this tutorial with a matching golden safari themed cake and cake stand to match.

3:39:08 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • Sachiko’s method to making Manga-inspired cake toppers
  • How to easily make difficult parts like hands and toes
  • Learn how to create faces full of life and character
  • Sachiko’s techniques for making clothing and fabric details
  • Liz Marek’s tips on how to make multiple animal prints on a cake tier
  • How to make an easy edible bow using modeling chocolate
  • Learn how to create your very own cake stands

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Tutorial Chapters

  1. Topper structure 0:55
  2. Making eye shapes 8:11
  3. Coloring skin-tone fondant 11:36
  4. Prepping the body 16:04
  5. Painting the eyes 25:23
  6. Forming the head shape 31:00
  7. Placing the features 35:38
  8. Finishing touches 52:23
  9. Creating the torso 1:23:20
  10. Forming the legs 1:26:40
  11. Adding the shoes 1:36:53
  12. Adding undergarments 1:42:58
  13. Another method of shaping legs 1:46:00
  14. Making toes 1:54:02
  15. Making the underskirt 1:56:56
  16. Black ruffle dress 1:59:35
  17. Adding the bow 2:05:35
  18. Attaching the head 2:11:09
  19. Shoulders and neck 2:15:36
  20. Forming the arms 2:20:34
  21. Making hands 2:22:25
  22. Attaching the arms 2:28:17
  23. Making Numbers: Method #1 2:36:37
  24. Making Numbers: Method #2 2:39:06
  25. Making Numbers: Method #3 2:43:36
  26. Shoulder Ruffles 2:45:04
  27. Making black bow on shirt 2:47:40
  28. Placing number in hands 2:49:39
  29. Making blonde hair color 2:53:06
  30. Forming the hair 2:56:05
  31. Adding pig tails 3:07:24
  32. Painting the dress 3:09:16
  33. Painting the hair 3:14:08
  34. Painting animal print pattern 3:14:41
  35. Making pink bow 3:20:30
  36. Making cake stand 3:33:46
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