Skeleton Couple Topper

Fantastic Tutorial!!!
I loved this tutorial the way he shows you step by step from drawings to finished topper and then even suggestions of what to do to make it better.
Tracy K
Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial it was so explanatory and not rushed at all that most would be able to follow along at the same time if they had all their supplies available. It will be a project that I cannot wait to do and will gladly share as soon as I do. You are a fabulous teacher with a very kind and understanding manner. Well done and I cannot wait to watch the next tutorial. Big hugs
Sharon Spradley

Skeleton Couple Topper

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Yener will show you how to make a skeleton bride and groom cake topper that would suit a “Till death do us part” themed wedding cake.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make this skeleton couple cake topper out of pastillage. Chef Serdar Yener will show you how he creates a simpler version of a skeleton based off a realistic diagram. See how to create all the individual bones and assemble the skeletons together.

While this cake topper would best suit a “Till death do us part” style wedding cake, after this tutorial you will be able to create a sugar skeleton that could also be used for a halloween themed cake.

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.
Skeleton Couple Topper Course Material
This course material includes blueprints for a skeleton along with weights and templates.

Track
Duration
The Plan
2:39
Tools & Materials
3:34
Drawing the Blueprints
15:19
Making the Spines
5:59
Making the Pelvis Bones
4:08
Making the Ribs
12:24
Making the Feet
4:45
Making the Hands
4:46
Making the Legs
10:49
Making the Sternum Bones
1:08
Making the Shoulder Bones
3:02
Making the Arms
14:22
Making the Heads
10:20
Accessories and Final Touches
10:19
Examples of Usage
00:18
Total Duration
1:45:00

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.

What you will need

  • Scissors
  • Ball shaped modelling tool
  • Small rolling pin
  • A sharp tip pen knife
  • Set of knives + plastic knife
  • Heart shaped cutter – 40mm
  • Styrofoam block
  • Wooden skewers
  • Compass
  • Small brush in a cup of water
  • Piece of shortening
  • Oil spray
  • Starch (for dusting)
  • Dry & wet towels
  • Gloves
  • Scale (1g increments)
  • White organza ribbon – 20cm(L) x 50mm(W)
  • Black satin ribbon – 20cm(L) x 10mm(W)

Recipes & Ingredients

References

  • Printed blueprints and guides (download below)
  • Images of examples of usage

Recommendations

  • Have a wet and dry hand towels to clean knives, blades and cutters regularly to consistently achieve clean cuts. Also be sure to clean the table with your wet towel, and than the dry towel each time you are about to roll out any pastillage. Use a bit of shortening or vegetable fat to prevent the pastillage from sticking to the table.
  • This is art, and no method or technique is set in stone. This is why we recommend you watch the entire tutorial first before you start gathering all the things in the list above. You may think of ways you might substitute tools or techniques with your own ideas.

6 comments

  1. sassylady says:

    I love this project. I think it would be great to have a skeleton in a coffin for Halloween

  2. Shirlene de Zilwa says:

    Lovely idea for a skeleton. Would have looked awesome with two rows of teeth though!! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

  3. CATHY DAVIS says:

    I love this topper. I learned so many new ways and techniques in this tutorial and love the way the process was presented. I think this is my new favorite and can’t wait to try this myself. I have the confidence that I can do this myself after watching this tutorial. Also, it has given me so many ideas to use this in other themes, such as my husband waiting to catch the big fish he has been waiting to catch. Thanks so much and keep up the good work. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Thanks again! Keep them coming!

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Thanks Cathy. Fisherman waiting beyond the life time .. What a good idea.

  4. Tracy Karp says:

    Great tutorial!! I love it and can’t wait to try it myself. Thank you so much 🙂
    any tips for modelling with postillage?

    1. Serkan Yener says:

      Hi Tracy, very glad you liked the tutorial 🙂
      Here’s a post on working with pastillage that you might find useful.
      http://www.yenersway.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-handle-and-work-with-pastillage/
      Thanks!

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