Gilbert the Goblin

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

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  • 1 x 9” Square by 3.5” deep madera cakes


  • 750g Dark chocolate ganache


  • 750g white good quality
  • 500g green sugarpaste
  • 300g black sugarpaste
  • 200g purple sugarpaste

Modelling Chocolate

  • 1kg White modelling chocolate

Paints and Dusts


  • Diamond Dusts:
  • Flesh tone
  • Magic colour dusts:
  • Yellow
  • Brown
  • White
  • Black
  • Flesh gel colour
  • Black airbrush colour





  • Polystyrene egg approx 15cm tall by 11cm wide
  • 12” square by 0.5” wooden board with 8mm hole in the middle
  • 2 x 8mm nuts and washers
  • Tin foil
  • High percentage alcohol
  • Confectioners glaze
  • Vegetable glue


  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife


  • Size 00 paintbrush

Modelling Tools

  • Dresden tool
  • Ball tool
  • Sugar shapers

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Flexi smoother


  • Airbrush
  • Paint palette
This incredible tutorial by the award-winning Karen Keaney will help you create Gilbert - a cake with a face few could forget!
Gilbert the Goblin is perfect for enthusiasts of fantasy stories, such as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, and would be fantastic for Halloween or an elaborate birthday celebration.
Take a look at this tutorial to learn how to do advanced modelling with modelling chocolate, realistic edible painting, create realistic textures, cake carving, make edible clothes with sugarpaste and much more. With the skills learned you'll soon take your cake game to the next level.
We'd love to see your take on Gilbert the Goblin - so make sure you share your snaps with us on our Facebook page.
Karen Keaney

Karen Keaney

Karen Keaney is a multi award winning cake decorator and owner of her custom cake decorating business, Roses and Bows Cakery. Known for her airbrushing skills, sculpted cakes and her unique approach to cake design, Karen's cake designs are unique and instantly recognizable.
Cake Masters winners
Cake Masters Hero Finalist
Golden Tier award
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