3D Octopus Horror Book Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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3D Octopus Horror Book
with Goda Laivyte
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 19
Decorating time: 1 day
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1. Ganaching the cake

Goda starts by neatly ganaching the cake.

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2. Creating the cover for the book

In this lessons Goda creates the cover for the book.

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3. Covering the cake

Time now top cover the cake.

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4. Shaping the pages

Check out this cool technique to create the pages of the book.

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5. Covering the cake board

Goda now neatly covers the cake board.

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6. Adding the face and small tentacles

The Octopus shapes start to appear as Goda adds the face and small tentacles.

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7. Sculpting the face and adding the eyes

In this lesson the Octopus really starts to come to life as Goda sculpts the face and adds the eyes.

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8. Continuing to sculpt the face

Goda continues to sculpt the Octopus’s face.

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9. Adding the large tentacles

Now its time to start adding the large tentacles.

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10. Adding veins to the forehead

It’s time to make the Octopus scary by adding veins to the forehead.

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11. Adding the cover and book spine

We’re getting there, so now its time to add the cover and book spine.

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12. Adding the octopus legs to the cake board

Goda now adds the octopus legs to the cake board.

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13. Airbrushing the cake

This is where the magic starts to happen with clever shading with the airbrush to create an amazing horror book effect.

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14. Dusting the cake

Nearly there! Goda now adds colour dusts to the cake to really show off the texture and design.

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15. Uncovering the eyes

The last thing to do is to uncover the eyes and bring the Octopus to life.

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16. Other Ideas

Goda provides some extra hints and tips on how to use the skills and techniques taught.

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17. PRO Lesson

In this lesson, Goda talks all about pricing and selling a cake like this.

3D Octopus Horror Book cake tutorial by Goda Laivyte

Create this magical 3D octopus design, which really shows up well with such amazing techniques to really bring the horror of the octopus on the book to life. Goda is a champion of modelling so sit back and watch this amazing artist at work.

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Cut and ganache the shape of the book cake
  • Sculpt the head and tentacles
  • Airbrush the cake creating highlights to great effect 
  • Highlight the texture on the cake for more dramatic effect
  • and much, much more!
Goda Laivyte

Goda Laivyte

Goda was born in Molėtai, Lithuania. In 2002 she left Lithuania for Denmark, then 7 years later moved to London, United Kingdom. She started her journey into cake world in 2016…accidentally! It was like discovering a new world! She had never heard of the world of sugar art world and was shocked and pleasantly surprised by what she found! After discovering so many amazing artists, skills, and techniques she watched, learned and dreamt to be able to become a professional part of it some day! Goda is a self taught cake/Sugar artist who learned through my mistakes, hard work and trial and error. When Covid hit the world, she decided to participate in Cake International online competition where she won Highly Commended and Gold awards, which is one of her career highlights to date. November is her favourite time of the year when she loves to attend Cake International at the NEC in Birmingham, and getting to meet fellow cake artists, share sugar art designs and stories, chat and do it all over again next year!
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