3D Tiger Cake

$400 - $450

Learn how to make a realistic 3D Tiger Cake.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a 3D Tiger Cake roaring with realism! Serdar will go through a general outline of basic steps that you can use to tackle any 3D animal cake, not just this one. This tutorial covers many techniques from sculpting, structure, airbrushing, painting 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 Tiger Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates for the 3D tiger cake, actual size blueprints of the side view as well as reference images of a tiger.
Basic Steps for Making 3D Animal Cakes
This PDF document contains the basic steps to help make any 3D animal cake.

Part 1
Tools & Materials
Recipes & Ingredients
Layering the Cake
Preparing the Cake Paste
Applying a Chocolate Skin
Joining the Body Parts
Final Prepartion Before Fondant
Fondant Coating
Adding Fondant Extentions
Part 2
Making Whiskers and Claws
Creating a Fur Texture
Air Brushing
Adding the Stripes
Adding Stripes to the Tiger's Face
Adding Pastillage Details
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
Set of Knives Shop Online
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
How water in a high bowl
Latex Disposable Gloves Shop Online
Disposable food safe thin latex gloves.
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Small, flat
Set of Scrapers
Flexible, firm
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
55cm x 35cm (9mm thick) covered with green material.
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 .
Liquid Food Colours Shop Online
Yellow, brown, black
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients
Dark Chocolate Wikipedia


Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.


Chocolate ganache is nothing but pure chocolate melted with a generous amount of boiling fresh cream. This smooth airless chocolate cream makes a lot of things possible. A benefit of chocolate ganache is that the high...[read more]


This is a reliable gluten free recipe for orange lovers or for those who don't like chocolate and would prefer it over our Gluten Free Almond Chocolate Cake recipe....[read more]


A thick sugar paste, similar to gum paste, that can be molded into different shapes and forms. When dried, it is hard and brittle. Unlike gum paste, pastillage dries much quicker and stronger. Made with gelatine, water...[read more]

Rolled Fondant


Cake paste

1000g Cake
200g Ganache
250g Chocolate

Note: This recipe applies to Gluten Free Almond Orange Cake and may be slightly different for other types of cakes.


Leave a Comment

14 Tools & Materials Every Cake Decorator Should Have
Get my free e-book guide on the 14 most useful tools and materials I think all cake decorators should have.

Member's Projects

Here's what some of our members have created after watching this tutorial.

Tiger1Tiger2IMG_885916473275_10211186476394857_8478251065404161016_n16473314_10211186476354856_5170633732375805604_n16406457_10211186360871969_3995489765112933188_n16425813_10211186476434858_3885833757277082709_n17619358_1872254656346577_29879388_n17742415_1872254649679911_940439628_n2017-05-07 09IMG_4932IMG_4933IMG_4935IMG_4937IMG_4936IMG_20170821_194048IMG_1376IMG_1375tigerTiger cakeRaj 1st birthdayZeus CakeTigerTiger cake by Cheryl's sweet creations3D mini Tiger3D mini TigerWhite tigerWhite tiger3D tiger3D tigerFor My Daughters 6th BirthdayFor My Daughters 6th BirthdayFor My Daughters 6th BirthdayFor My Daughters 6th BirthdayFor My Daughters 6th BirthdayFor My Daughters 6th BirthdayLionTanners 18th birthday cakeTiger cakeTiger cakeTiger birthday caketiger