Ten Pin Bowling Cake

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Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
HD Lessons: 18
Decoration Time: Two Half Days

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  • 4 x 6” round sponge cakes (for the bowling ball)
  • 5 X 4” round sponge cakes (for the skittle – you may need more dependent on your skittle size)


  • 800g Milk Chocolate


  • 2kg White
  • 750g Atlantic blue sugar paste (or colour of your choice)

Cake Card and Drums

  • 14” square board

Dusts and Paints


  • 200g Rice Krispies
  • 200g Marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon Soft Margarine
  • Edible Varnish Spray
  • Plastic Bowling Pin
  • Decorators low tac masking tape
  • Icing Sugar
  • Dinkydoodle shell and shine spray ( 400g can)



  • Sharp Cutting Knife
  • Serrated Knife
  • Cranked Palette Knife

Modelling Tools

  • Ball Tool


  • Circle Cutters (3cm diameter)

Cakey Tools

  • Large Rolling Pin
  • Cake Smoothers
  • Airbrush

Cake Frame

  • Cake Frame available here
  • 14” Square base board
  • Foundation pack x 3
  • Elbow joint pack x 1
  • 4 x 4” Round platform
  • 1 x 6” Round platform
  • 2 x Rod selection packs


  • Scissors
  • Microwave




Dawn Butler from Dinkydoodle Designs introduces us to her fantastic gravity defying Ten Pin Bowling cake, which she has created using the ingenious Cake Frame. This tutorial covers a variety of skills including carving, icing awkward shapes, using a Cake Frame effectively and airbrushing. A great cake for birthdays and fun celebrations, this design takes two half days to make. It is aimed at beginner to intermediate level.

Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler

Dawn found her passion for cake decorating over 20 years ago, when she took a job in a local bakery. In 2010 I was persuaded  to turn my love of cake decorating into a business, and using the pet name my Dad gave me, it  became "Dinkydoodle Designs" In such a short space of time I have gained recognition for my ability to produce stunning and lifelike novelty cakes. I also enjoy teaching too and regularly put down my rolling pin to share my passion and experience with others. This has since led to my desire to share my experience worldwide and the search began to source and develop a brand new airbrush kit and other cake craft products.
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