3D Giraffe Cake

3D Giraffe Cake

$390 - $430

Learn how to make a realistic 3D Giraffe Cake.

In this tutorial, Serdar demonstrates how to make a realistic 3D Giraffe Cake.

What you’ll learn…

  • Quick sketching methods.
  • Internal structure for animals with long necks.
  • How to make and use cake paste.
  • Carving three dimensional animals.
  • Making realistic eyes with eye lashes.
  • Painting a giraffe skin texture.

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 Giraffe Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains blueprints of the giraffe cake as well as templates to help you make this 3D giraffe cake.

Tools & Materials
Ingredients and Recipes
Assembling the Construction
Placing the Cake Around the Construction
Making Cake Paste
Making the Neck Construction
Adding Cake to the Neck
Calculating the Leg Size
Creating the Limbs and Head
Masking the Final Coat
Coating the Cake
Adding the Bottom Half of the Legs
Adding Details to the Head
Making the Tail
Planning the Fur Pattern
Adding the Royal Icing Fur Texture
Adding the Hairs
Painting the Fur Pattern
Painting the Hooves and Face
Finishing Touches and Final Thoughts
Total Duration

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
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
Cleaning & Storing
  • Wet and dry hand towels
  • Zip locked plastic sandwich bags (2 sizes)
  • Table brush
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
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Colouring & Painting
  • Airbrush set
  • Gel colours
  • Luster dust
  • Set of brushes
  • Clean sponge cubes
  • Titanium dioxide
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick, 50cm round (diameter) MDF covered with green velvet and protected with 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 .
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Threaded Rod (8mm) Shop Online
See plan for details and other attachments
Washer (10mm) Shop Online
for holding neck
Large straws for covering threaded rod
Tall pot
To keep knifes in hot water.
Recipes & Ingredients


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Dark Chocolate Wikipedia


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Rolled Fondant

2kg white
100g black

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


  1. Fabian says:

    Simply beautiful!

  2. jim carpenter says:

    Hi Serdar, I question when I downloaded the material I found that there was no side view template. in your video you used one. Is this available to download? As this is a difficult cake the side template would be very helpful . Thank you for all your videos. they are a hoot to build.

    1. Serkan Yener says:

      Hi Jim, apologies for missing this comment. The course material has now been updated to include the missing page. Thank you

  3. Marti Thew says:

    When you’re doing the brown iris for the eyes, you mention adding just a bit of chocolate to the fondant. I’ve used fondant and modeling chocolate together but never thought to add straight chocolate to the fondant. I’m assuming you melt the chocolate (compound?) and then just kneed it into the fondant? About how much chocolate? Thank you!

  4. Marti Thew says:

    Besides the obvious, which is that your work is totally amazing, I so often learn little things from your videos. I never knew those fondant smoothers came apart. Pretty sure that my boss doesn’t know that either. I get to be the big cheese at work for a change. LOL

  5. GretaK says:

    I am stunned by your magic creations, Mr Yener.

  6. brooke newell says:

    I have seen this in the gallery and was very excited to see this one coming soon as I have been hoping for this one

  7. Elisabetta says:

    Wow! Thank you Serdar 🙂 this is one of my favorite in the wishlist. It is absolutely gorgeous!!! I am very much looking forward to watching you make this one. Take care, Elisabetta

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