Teenage Grim Reaper

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

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  • 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

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools

Cakey 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!

We'd love to see your take on the Teenage Grim Reaper - 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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