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Chameleon cake tutorial
with Molly Robbins
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 12
Decorating time: 1 day
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Bite Sized

Watch Molly make this amazing cake in just one minute!

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Highlights from the Chameleon course.

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1. Stacking and Carving

Molly takes you through each stage of turning two round and a square cake into the body, which is clearly going to be a chameleon. Breaking each stage down, Molly describes in detail how to create the shape.

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2. Ganaching the cake

By adding a thick layer of ganache, Molly secures the chameleon’s structure and also gets to cover up any lumps and bumps created when carving. Patiently getting into all the nooks and crannies Molly achieves a smoothly covered cake ready to be covered with sugarpaste.

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3. Covering the cake

This is a big awkward shape, but watch how Molly covers then moulds the shape with ease. The worst thing to do is to worry or panic, just take your time. Another tip for any perfectionists is that the cake will be getting painted so little marks on the white here and there doesn’t really matter at this stage.

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4. Adding the legs and tail

Using sugarpaste and a picture of a chameleon as a guide (see the Templates tab) Molly creates the front and back legs before adding the tail. We are not trying to be anatomically correct here, but just looking to get the shapes that would be recognisable as a chameleon.

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5. Adding facial features and the spine

Our chameleon is really starting to take shape now as Molly adds the eyes, some facial features and the distinctive spine. Each technique is very straightforward, but collectively gives a great effect.

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6. Adding the texture

Sometimes the simplest things give the best effect. That’s certainly the case when Molly just uses moulds, and a lot of patience, to create the amazing textured effect making this unquestionably a chameleon. 

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7. Airbrushing

This is where the magic really happens! Watch how Molly adds colours a bit at a time, then mixes colours to create this amazing finish.

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8. Finishing touches

Molly finishes this amazing, colourful chameleon design with a lovely glaze and adding an authentic board colouring.

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9. Other Ideas

Molly gives you some other ideas for the Chameleon cake.

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10. Pro Lesson

Everything a pro needs to know about pricing and selling a cake like this.

Chameleon Cake Tutorial

In this weeks tutorial, Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Maker Molly Robbins shows you how to make an amazingly realistic Chameleon cake.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Carving
  • Covering an awkward shape
  • Textured moulds
  • Airbrushing
  • and much, much more

Molly Robbins is a UK-based cake maker known for her extreme and unconventional cake designs. She has gained a large following on social media for her intricate and visually stunning creations.

Early Life and Career

Molly Robbins was born in the United Kingdom and developed a passion for baking at a young age. She began experimenting with different flavors and techniques, honing her skills and eventually becoming a professional cake maker.

Extreme Cake Designs

Molly Robbins is known for her extreme cake designs that often incorporate unconventional elements and techniques. She has created cakes that resemble everything from everyday objects to famous landmarks, often with intricate details and realistic textures.

Social Media Presence

Molly Robbins has amassed a large following on social media, particularly on Instagram and YouTube, where she shares her cake-making process and behind-the-scenes footage. Her videos and tutorials have gained millions of views, inspiring aspiring bakers and cake enthusiasts worldwide.


Molly Robbins has collaborated with various brands and celebrities to create custom cakes for special occasions and events. Her work has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and online publications.

Television Appearances

Molly Robbins has appeared on several television shows, including “Extreme Cake Makers” and “The Great British Baking Show,” where she showcased her skills and shared her passion for cake making.

Awards and Recognition

Molly Robbins has received numerous awards and accolades for her work, including the “Cake of the Year” award from the UK Cake Awards and the “Best Cake Designer” award from the British Sugarcraft Guild.

Baking Classes and Workshops

Molly Robbins offers baking classes and workshops for aspiring cake makers who want to learn her techniques and create their own extreme cakes. Her classes cover various topics, from basic cake baking to advanced decorating techniques.

Influence on Cake Making

Molly Robbins has had a significant influence on the cake-making community, inspiring countless bakers to push the boundaries of their creativity and explore new possibilities in cake design.

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Molly Robbins

Molly Robbins

My name is Molly Robbins, and I have been decorating cakes for several years now! I provide cakes for weddings, christenings, birthdays, and just about any other celebration you can think of! I have won several Gold awards at Cake International and I specialise in animal-shaped cakes and cupcakes!
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