King of Cheese

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 12
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • 8” round by 3” deep chocolate cake


  • 500g dark chocolate ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 10” Hexagonal cake drum
  • 10” Cake card (temporary)


  • 1kg Cream sugarpaste
  • 150g Light brown modelling paste
  • 50g Purple modelling paste
  • 20g Black modelling paste
  • 10g Cream modelling paste
  • 60g Red modelling paste

Paints and Dusts


  • Airbrush paints:
  • Yellow (Magic Colours)
  • Brown (Rainbow Dust)
  • Orange (Rainbow Dust)
  • Dusts:
  • Super White (Sugarflair)
  • Royal Gold (Sugarflair)
  • Black (sugarflair)


  • Icing sugar
  • 3 cocktail sticks


  • Palette knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrate knife


  • Small paintbrush

Modelling Tools

  • Varios size ball tools

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic cake smoothers
  • Acetate smoothers


  • Airbrush

Paul had an interesting dream which inspired this rather fairy tale like creation which is fully completely edible as well as entirely entertaining.

This design is perfect as a birthday cake both for humans and mice alike. Any animal, cartoon or fairy tale lover is sure to enjoy this and of course, the skills learned throughout this tutorial can be adapted in numerous ways to suit almost any occasion.

Some of the skills and tools learned in this cake decorating tutorial include making edible clothes, Working with ganache, modelling work, airbrush work, creating lovely textures, edible painting and much more. Perfect for an intermediate cake designer or a beginner looking to move into modelling and basic carving.

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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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