Baby Turtle

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 15
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • 10” Square by 3” Deep Chocolate Cake


  • 1.3kg

Cake Card and Drums

  • 16” hexagonal cake drum
  • 10” temporary cake drum
  • 12” temporary cake drum


  • 2.5kg White Sugarpaste

Paints and Dusts

  • Pro Gel (Rainbow Dust)
  • Caramel
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Chestnut
  • Red
  • Olive Green
  • Gooseberry
  • Black
  • Sugarmill Dusts
  • Egyptian Turquoise
  • French Navy


  • Vodka (to make paint)
  • Edible Glaze Spray


  • Palette knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife


  • Various including Fan Brush

Modelling Tools

  • PME Modelling tools

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling Pin


  • Icing Sugar
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
Say hello to this little cutie - it's Paul's creation, the Baby Turtle Cake!
Perfect for animal lovers big and small, and particularly those with a fondness for the sea, the Baby Turtle Cake is ideal for most types of celebration.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to carve cake to various shapes, work with ganache,use sugarpaste to build facial features, work with edible paint to create lovely realistic tones and much, much more! This cake is perfect for an intermediate cake designer or for a beginner looking for a new challenge, and is a great cake to add to your resume.

We'd love to see your take on the Baby Turtle Cake - so make sure you share your snaps with us on our Facebook page.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 185,000+ students.  
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