Karate Girl Cake

Karate Girl Cake

$380 - $480

Learn how to make a sugar cake topper of a human figurine in a Karate kicking pose.

Today we are going to make a cake with a sugar figurine on it. There is a huge difference between a figurine and a particular person’s figurine. We have to give a great deal of attention so the figurine reflects that particular person. It needs to be recognizable and most importantly it has to be liked by that particular person. For this tutorial, that person that I’m referring to is one of the 4 most important children around me… Ayla, my granddaughter. She is turning 7 and I will make a 2 tier cake with her sugar figurine on it. She’s currently learning karate so I will incorporate that theme with this cake. This tutorial’s main focus will be on how to make a person figurine on the cake, doing a special motion.

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Tools & Materials
Creating Internal Support
Making the Face
Adding the Ears and Teeth
Making the Trousers
Making the Torso
Making the Arms
Making the Robe Bottom
Attaching the Head
Making the Hands & Feet
Adding Face Details
Making the Hair
Making the Cake Jacket
Final Touches
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
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Water Spray Bottle
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Black Satin Ribbon
Soft Paper

To make Jacket template

Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick by 30cm round board coated with Pink Velvet an protected with Cellophane sheet
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 .
Styrofoam Block Shop Online
To hold the figurine
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Rolled Fondant

2.2kg White
250g Black (if real ribbon for belts is not used)

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

400g White
100g Skin colour
50g Chestnut colour
50g red


  1. dawn Pilbro says:

    So lovely to see you back. Please would you consider putting written text, running alongside your pictorial (as you have done on some previous tutorials) to assist us with hearing problems? Many thanks.

    1. Stella Turner says:

      I wrote to you yesterday, regarding my lessons. I found one that I can get into, however I am sure that I paid for this one as well. I explained that my husband had been contacting you at the time because I had been having trouble with your web site, so the lesson might have been bought on his email address. I was hoping you would have sorted this or at least acknowledged my email. I need to use this program. I also paid for some other lessons which I cannot remember, I cannot remember which ones they were. Kindly sort this out asap as I need to make the girl and turn her into a boy. This was bought before the pandemic. Thank you. If it helps I think I bought it when it was on half price. The lessons periodically would be half price. Kindly let me know.

      1. Serdar Yener says:

        Hi Stella, I will forward your message to my son, he can help you much quicker than I. Thanks for your patience.

      2. Serkan Yener says:

        Hi Stella, I believe I responded to you via email. Basically, you purchased some tutorials at YenersWay.tv and some here. I have synced both sites so you should have access to all purchased tutorials on both sites (YenersWay.com and YenersWay.tv). If you need more assistance, please email help@yenersway.com. Thanks

  2. Nikki Powell says:

    Just fantastic! I’m making a ballerina shortly and you have just given me many helpful ideas. Thank you.

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