3D Tiger Cake

Difficulty Level: This is a rating from 1 to 5 that we decide based on how difficult and how much educational value we think this video tutorial provides. 5 being the most difficult.Intermediate
Number of Servings: Approximately how many people this item will serve according to the size shown in the video. 30 - 40
RRP: This is our 'Recommended Retail Price'. In other words, this is approximately how much you could sell this item for. $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.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:47:09
Introduction
2:15
Tools & Materials
2:40
Recipes & Ingredients
2:49
Planning
11:06
Layering the Cake
11:22
Preparing the Cake Paste
11:27
Applying a Chocolate Skin
2:57
Joining the Body Parts
9:35
Final Prepartion Before Fondant
6:24
Fondant Coating
30:55
Adding Fondant Extentions
14:55
Part 2
59:24
Making Whiskers and Claws
4:10
Creating a Fur Texture
10:48
Air Brushing
13:01
Adding the Stripes
3:03
Adding Stripes to the Tiger's Face
15:48
Adding Pastillage Details
6:52
Final Thoughts
3:55
Total Duration
2:46:34

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
Sponge
Set of Scrapers
Flexible, firm
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Dowels
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

1kg

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.

1kg

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]

3kg

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]

100g

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

3kg

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.

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