Gravity Defying Sea Turtle

 

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 11
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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Cake

  • 10” Round by 2” deep chocolate cake x 2
  • 9” Round by 2” deep chocolate cake x 2

Ganache

  • 1.4kg dark chocolate ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 10” round cake drums x 2
  • Oval 10” by 8” by ¼ wooden cake boards
  • 24” by ½” square wood cake boards

Sugarpaste

  • 1.4kg White sugarpaste
  • 900g White modelling chocolate

Paints and Dusts

  • Petal Dusts:
    • Green
    • Yellow
    • Brown
    • Black petal dust
  • Gel Colours:
    • Sky blue
    • Leaf green
    • Warm brown
    • White
    • Black
    • Chocolate brown
  • Airbrush Spray:
    • Blue
    • Purple

 

 

Ribbon

  • 1” Ribbon

Other

  • Rice Krispie treats
  • Pack of marshmallows
  • 1 packet of biscuits to create sand
  • 1 Packet of brown sugar
  • Vegetable fat
  • CMC powder
  • 8” Cake pop sticks
  • ¼ threaded rods x 2
  • ¼ nuts x 8
  • ¼ lock washers x 8
  • Large lock washers x 4
  • Heavy-duty felt pads x 4
  • 12 gauge aluminum wire
  • Aluminium tape
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Paper towels
  • Saran wrap
  • Clear vanilla extract

Knives

  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Craft knife

Paintbrushes

  • Small paintbrush
  • Large paintbrush
  • ⅛ Filbert brush

Modelling Tools

  • Natalie Porter

Cakey Tools

  • Paint palette
  • #12 piping tip
  • Plastic cake smoothers
  • Cobblestone impression mat
  • Wilton mat
  • Vinyl mat
  • Rubber spatula
  • Angled spatula
  • Small and large rolling pin

Other

  • Airbrush
  • Power drill
  • ¼ drill bit
  • Dowel cutters
  • Metal tube bender
  • File
  • Two ratcheting wrenches
  • Glue gun with glue sticks

Learn how to make a gravity-defying sea turtle cake with Danielle Lechuga

In this week's tutorial, Danielle Lechuga from Cup n Cakes shows you how to make an adorable gravity-defying Sea Turtle Cake.

This is a stunning cake that has endless design possibilities so let your imagination flow and watch our "other ideas" lesson to find out what else you could make with the skills learned.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Make a gravity-defying structure
  • Carve cake
  • Realistic modelling
  • Edible paintwork
  • Create beautiful textures
  • Decorate the board with style
  • and much much more!

Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Danielle and rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members' cake blogs.

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