Welcome to the Dark Side

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

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  • 4” by 6” deep cake
  • 6” by 6” deep cake
  • 8” by 6” deep cake


  • 2kg Ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 12” Cake Drum


Paints and Dusts

  • Red
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Orange
  • Brown


  • 15mm Black Satin


  • Icing sugar
  • Edible glue
  • Dipping solution/ rejuvenator
  • A4 Plastic wallet or cellophane envelope


  • Sharp cutting knife (craft knife)


  • Size 0
  • Wide soft brush for dusting

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Turntable


  • Sponge
  • Paint Palette
  • Bamboo stick
  • Cocktail stick
This cake strikes the perfect balance of creepiness, creativity and good old fashioned fun. It's a feast for the eyes and a winner with all fans of the macabre.
The Welcome to the Dark Side design is ideal for a big party, and can be adapted to suit any occasion.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to do the wrap technique, creepy modelling work, lots of interesting sugarpaste decorations, edible flowers, edible painting, make custom edible letters and lots more! This cake is ideal for an intermediate or a beginner looking for a new challenge.

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Danielle Gotheridge

Danielle Gotheridge

Multi Award Winner Danielle Gotheridge has been designing wow factor cakes for over 10 years and has taught herself and created techniques for 5 years. Danielle’s fresh approach to edible art has attracted thousands over the years, leading her to produce cakes for many celebrities including Justin Beiber, Pauline Quirk, The Wanted and many more!

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