Chocolate Margarine Horse Sculpture

Intermediate

Watch Chef Yener create this realistic running horse sculpture with margarine that has been modified to look like chocolate.

In this tutorial, Chef Yener will walk through how he creates this realistic horse out of margarine. He will show you how he turns regular margarine into chocolate margarine to give the illusion of a chocolate sculpture. Serdar will show how he follows the anatomy of a real horse to ensure that he achieves correct proportions of the horses body parts as well as how the internal construction is planned and made to be able to create a gravity defying sculpture. While this is not really a cake decorating tutorial, Serdar aims to provide encouragement and inspiration as he touches on some fundamental aspects of being an artist and the kind of mindset one needs to accomplish a realistic sculpture.

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.
Chocolate Margarine Horse Sculpture Course Material
This PDF document has an actual size reference for the internal construction as well as a few reference images.

Track
Duration
Introduction
5:24
About the Construction
7:23
Tools & Materials
2:18
Building the Basic Form
18:01
Object Blindness and Recap of Steps
5:38
Building the Ground
4:03
Detailing the Front Legs
10:05
Detailing the Neck and Body
3:13
Detailing the Back Legs
5:12
Detailing the Head
9:12
Making the Mane
13:36
Making the Tail
10:25
The Ground Detail
2:36
Final Thoughts
4:11
Total Duration
1:42:35

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 Tools Shop Online
Minimum of 8 pieces recommended.
Set of Cutlery
Flexible Scraper Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Craft Knife Shop Online
Arc Welding Kit Shop Online
Optional depending on whether you are building the internal construction yourself. Here’s some helpful video’s if you want to weld the construction yourself.
Screws Shop Online
4 Screws to attach the metal structure to a wooden board.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
40cm Round - Colour of choice
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 .
Metal Plate
10cm by 10cm with 4 holes in the corners
Recipes & Ingredients
Pastry Margarine Shop Online

Mix 20% cocoa powder to make it a chocolate colour

This hard margarine is a type of vegetable shortening used to make puff pastry and other pastries. While you might find a similar product from a supermarket, it would probably be quite costly. It is recommended to be purchased from a wholesaler. Here are a couple of links to 2 Australian wholesalers. Frutex and EOI.

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