Canadian Moose Cake

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 19
Decoration Time: 2 Days

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  • 6” Round by 2.5” Deep Chocolate Cake


  • 600g Dark Chocolate Ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 8” Round Cake Dummy (Temporary)
  • 6” Round Cake Drums x 2


  • Black Sugarpaste
  • Cream Sugarpaste

Modelling Chocolate

Paints and Dusts

  • Black (Sugarflair)
  • Terracotta (Sugarflair)
  • Brown (Sugarflair)
  • Dark Brown (Sugarflair)
  • Horse Chestnut (Sugarmill)
  • Super White (Sugarmill)
  • Scarlet Red (Sugarmill)
  • Moss Green (Sugarmill)
  • Hot Mustard (Sugarmill)
  • Forget Me Not Blue (Sugarmill)



  • 1mm Thick Armature Wire


  • Black


  • Brown Florist Tape
  • Edible Glue
  • Tin Foil
  • High Percentage Alcohol
  • Icing Sugar


  • Sharp Cutting Knife
  • Palette Knife
  • Serrated Knife
  • Metal Scraper


  • Small and Fan Brush

Modelling Tools

  • PME Modelling Tools

Cakey Tools

  • Sugar Shapers
  • Small Rolling Pin
  • Non Stick Board
  • Cake Smoothers
  • Acetate Smoothers


  • Wire Cutters
  • Ruler
Paul introduces us to his super cool Canadian Moose Cake. Look at him there just chilling on his tree stump... what a dude.
This cake is made of chocolate mud cake, covered in tasty ganache, and decorated with lovely modelling chocolate that has been textured and painted to create a lovely wood/bark effect.
It's the perfect cake for any animal lover and, of course, with the skills learned in this tutorial you could create any animal or person you like! You could even adapt it into a stunning wedding cake. Imagine making it a two or three tier with two loved up moose on top. Have fun with it!
In this tutorial you'll learn how to design and make your own armature from scratch, build up shape with modelling chocolate, dust to bring it to life, create realistic wood textures with modelling chocolate, edible paint work wire to take it to the next level and much much more. This cake is ideal for an intermediate cake designer looking for a challenge, and to move gracefully into the world of armature work. This cake would make a fantastic addition to your resume and is bound to be a popular request.

We'd love to see your take on the Canadian Moose Cake - so 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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