Pufferfish Cake

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • 6” Sphere cake using Wilton sphere cake tin


  • 500g Dark chocolate

Cake Card and Drums

  • 10” Square cake drum
  • 6” Square cake drum


  • 2Kg White sugarpaste
  • 50g Ocean blue sugarpaste
  • 50g Green sugarpaste
  • 20g Black sugarpaste

Paints and Dusts

  • Airbrush Colours
  • Yellow (Kroma Kolor)
  • Orange (Kroma Kolor)
  • White
  • Chestnut Brown (Sugarmill)
  • Gold rush dust (sugarflair)
  • Gold sands dust (rainbow dusts)


  • 5” Cake dowel
  • CMC
  • Cocktail sticks


  • Palette knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife


  • Circle cutters


  • Flat pastry brush

Modelling Tools

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin


  • Airbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hand power drill
  • 16ml Spade bit drill
Say hello to this adorable little guy! Paul has delivered cuteness in abundance with this Pufferfish Cake.
Perfect for animal lovers big and small - and particularly those with a fondness for the sea-  the Pufferfish Cake is ideal for most types of celebration. Could anyone actually bring themselves to cut it though..? That's the question!
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to carve cake to various shapes, work with ganache, use sugarpaste to build facial features, work with edible paint to create lovely realistic tones and so much more! This cake is perfect for an intermediate cake designer or a beginner looking for a new challenge, and is a great cake to add to your resume.

We'd love to see your take on the Pufferfish Cake - so make sure you 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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