3D Fox Cake

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$350 - $400

Learn how to make 3D Fox Cake.

In this tutorial, Serdar teaches you how to make a 3D Fox Cake sitting upright. You can apply the concepts learned in this tutorial to make other types of animals as well. There’s special techniques to making the eyes, fur texture on the tail, and much more! Serdar made this cake for his Grandson’s birthday so it’s a special one.

What you will learn…

  • Designing and creating a 3D sitting animal with a large head
  • Managing internal support
  • Fur texturing techniques
  • Practical ear modeling
  • A special method for creating eye sockets
  • And more!

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
3D Fox Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Introduction
4:26
Tools & Materials
5:07
Recipes & Ingredients
1:21
Shaping the Body
6:30
Shaping the Head
2:44
Shaping the Tail
5:33
Putting the Cake Together
9:20
Adding Genache to the Tail
1:28
Crust Coating the Body
3:45
Coating Body with Ganache
3:45
Making the Pastillage Eyes
4:47
Coating Body with Fondant
5:00
Coating Head with Fondant
5:53
Adding the Hairlines
2:28
Making the Ears
5:51
Making the Legs
3:55
Airbrushing the Legs
2:00
Adding the Legs
1:56
Colouring the Eyes
4:25
Adding Fondant to the Tail
4:25
Adding Spikey Fur
8:02
Airbrushing
9:28
Finishing off the Face
1:21
Final Thoughts
1:25
Total Duration
1:42:46

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Rolling & Coating
  • Set of PVC pipes (30mm to 40mm thick, 40cm & 20cm long)
  • Rolling pin (30cm long)
  • Powder shaker (Filled with starch)
  • Needle or pin (to pop air bubbles)
  • Perfections strips
  • Fondant smoother
Planning & Templates
  • Flipchart sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • Semi transparent silicon baking sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • White cellophane sheets (70cm x 50cm, on side matt)
  • Basic stationary (pencils, marker pens, ruler etc.)
  • Semi transparent plastic file separators
  • Plastic sleeves
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Comb
Fine tip brush
Rubber Scraper
Soft Scraper
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick by 350mm (diametre) round covered with green velvet and cellophane
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric .
Threaded Rod (8mm) Shop Online
25cm long
M8 Nuts
x 4
Spanner
#13 x 2
Plastic Straws
To cover long threaded rod
Polystyrene
Small block to carve eye pusher
Recipes & Ingredients

2kg

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400g

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Dark Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

600g

Compound chocolate is a product made from a combination of cocoa, vegetable fat, and sweeteners. It is used as a lower-cost alternative to true chocolate, as it uses less-expensive hard vegetable fats such as coconut oil or palm kernel oil in place of the more expensive cocoa butter. It may also be known as 'compound coating' or 'chocolatey coating' when used as a coating for candy.
Rolled Fondant

1kg Regular White
750g White harder condition with added Icing Sugar

A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.

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