Adding the legs and cloak
Once the cakes are covered Paul moves on to adding the legs and creating a black cloak, using sugarpaste and an impression matt.
Adding the arms
In this lesson, Paul shows us how to add simple arms which rest on the board. Next he prepares the shaft for the scythe.
Making the scythe
Paul creates the big blade for the scythe using his favourite foam core. The template for the blade is available in the templates section.
Adding the scythe and hands
Paul adds the scythe with some hot glue. He wraps a hand around and gives the Grim Reaper a friendly thumbs up – well, you don’t want to scare the kids too much!
Starting on the head
Paul adds the head to the design, followed by the eyes and nose. You can use the templates for the eyes or have a go at making some of your own.
Facial features and the cloak
Paul adds the Grim Reaper’s mouth and then prepares his cloak which drapes menacingly over his head.
Paul adds the final touches, including some fairly gruesome blood to the end of scythe.
Paul shares some other ideas you can give a bash during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own great ideas and we’d love to see what you come up with.
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In this lesson, Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake, as well as pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake designer.
Here we have carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 6 min long video. More than enough to get you started, without taking up too much time.
- 5” Round by 5” deep chocolate cake
- 8” Round by 4” deep chocolate cake
- 1.2kg Dark chocolate ganache
Cake Card and Drums
- 12” Round cake drum
- 1.8 kg Black sugarpaste
- 1 kg White
Paints and Dusts
- Pro gel black
- Pro gel red
- Black dust from Sugarmail
- Horse Chestnut dust from Sugarmill
- Silver Satin from dust Rainbowdusts
- Icing sugar
- 10” by 5mm thick wooden dowel
- Liquid Glucose
- Sharp cutting knife
- Palette knife
- 5cm Circle cutter
- Size 1 and 6
- PME modelling tools
- Acetate smoothers
- Edible glaze spray
Don't be scared - it's just a cake! And actually, this little guy is kinda cute..
He's the perfect centrepiece for a spooky Halloween celebration and is a sure fire hit with trick or treaters big and small.
This tutorial is full of simple yet effective techniques including modelling, creating edible clothes, dust work, working with impression mats and more. The beauty of this design is its flexibility - keep it simple by leaving out the arms, or make it more of a challenge by adding further detail.The Grim Reaper doesn't discriminate, he's happy for beginners to experts to give him a go!
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