Sugar Cobra Snake in a Basket


Learn how to make a sugar dancing sugar cobra in a basket cake topper.

In this tutorial, I show you how I to create a sugar dancing cobra sitting in a basket, made with pastillage.

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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.
Sugar Cobra Snake in a Basket Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.
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
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
(Diluted) Green, brown, yellow, red, black
Texturing sheets
for snake skin
Plastic knife
Zig zag scraper
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
Skewers Shop Online
Styrofoam Block Shop Online
15cm x 15cm x 10cm (height)
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Pen casing
Digital Scale
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Recipes & Ingredients

750g White

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]


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