Karate Girl Cake

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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.


Track
Duration
Introduction
1:23
Tools & Materials
4:26
Creating Internal Support
4:44
Making the Face
15:33
Adding the Ears and Teeth
4:38
Making the Trousers
6:29
Making the Torso
2:56
Making the Arms
2:34
Making the Robe Bottom
3:06
Attaching the Head
5:48
Making the Hands & Feet
8:01
Adding Face Details
5:36
Making the Hair
9:05
Making the Cake Jacket
8:24
Final Touches
2:29
Total Duration
1:26:36

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
3mm
Pliers
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
Recipes & Ingredients

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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

2 Comments

  • 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.

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

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