Victor the Viking

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 14
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • 1 x 9” Square by 3.5” deep chocolate cake


  • 300g Dark chocolate ganache


  • 250g dark modelling chocolate
  • 250g black sugarpaste
  • 400g brown sugarpaste
  • 750g white good quality

Modelling Chocolate

  • 750g White
  • 250g Dark

Paints and Dusts

  • Flesh gel colour
  • Petal dust colours –
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Brown
  • White
  • Red
  • Ivory airbrush colour
  • Black airbrush colour


  • Fragrance free baby wipes
  • Aluminum foil
  • 2 x wooden skewers
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Confectioners glaze
  • For the stand
  • 18” by 15mm thick Square MDF wood
  • Medium size hinge
  • Gate latch (6” in length)
  • 10 x wood screws




  • Serrated knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Palette knife


  • Medium
  • Size 000

Modelling Tools

  • Dresden tool
  • Sugar shapers
  • Ball tool
  • Smoother

Cakey Tools


  • Airbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
Have you ever seen a cake mounted like a shield? Karen Keaney from Roses and Bows Cakery has really pulled out all the stops to make this fantastic freestanding Viking head shield.
Victor the Viking would be brilliant for a birthday or Halloween party and the possibilities are truly endless. With the skills learned you will be able to carve any face you like!
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a standing cake stand, carve the cake into tricky shapes, mould a realistic face with modelling chocolate, detail work with sugarpaste, make realistic facial hair, edible painting and lots more! This cake is ideal for an advanced cake designer or an intermediate looking for a new challenge.

We'd love to see your take on Victor the Viking - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

Karen Keaney

Karen Keaney

Karen Keaney is a multi award winning cake decorator and owner of her custom cake decorating business, Roses and Bows Cakery. Known for her airbrushing skills, sculpted cakes and her unique approach to cake design, Karen's cake designs are unique and instantly recognizable.
Cake Masters winners
Cake Masters Hero Finalist
Golden Tier award
1460 reviews
98% service rating
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