Mad Scientist

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 17

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  • 8” Round by 4” deep chocolate cake



  • 400g ganache



  • 500g Flesh
  • 400g White
  • Touch of:
    • Light green
    • Light Brown
    • Dark brown
    • Grey
    • Pink
    • Yellow


Modelling Chocolate

  • 150g modelling chocolate


Paints and Dusts

  • White edible paint



  • Palette knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife


  • Mixture

Modelling Tools

  • Dresden tool

Cakey Tools

  • Plastic cake smoothers
  • Knitted texture mat
  • Rolling pin
  • Bubble tea straws


  • 12mm thick MDF base board 14” x 14”
  • 6mm thick MDF round disc 8”
  • Board covering foil
  • 10mm threaded bar 12” long
  • Washers, hex nuts, lock nuts
  • Spanners
  • Hand drill and Jigsaw
  • Glue stick


Learn how to make a mad scientist cake...

In this tutorial, we are joined by the fantastic Janette McPherson of Janette MacPherson CakeCraft as she shows us how to make this incredible mad scientist.

A great modelling tutorial full of fantastic tricks and techniques. In this lesson you will learn how to:

  • Make incredible facial features
  • Cover awkward shapes
  • Make edible clothing
  • Create and secure a board
  • And much, much more

Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul 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.


Janette MacPherson

Janette MacPherson

Janette is a self-taught cake designer based in Drumnadrochit in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. With a University Degree in Animation and a previous career as a Graphic Designer, she is now a lucky Mummy of three who unleashes her creative needs in cake form. Janette specialises in bespoke, personalised, highly detailed designs which capture memories, create a talking point and have even brought tears to eyes. Figure modelling is her speciality. She can create figures and pets from photographs and also replicate any personal items such as beloved teddies, favourite hobbies, outfits.... whatever you need!
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