Cute Giraffe Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Cute Giraffe
with Jhanine Walker
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 12
Decorating time: 3-4 hours
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Watch Jhanine make this Cute Giraffe in just one minute!

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13 minutes of highlights from the full course.

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1. Structure

All strong buildings rely on a good structure and foundation. SO, in this lesson, Jhanine will show you how to create a simple, yet sturdy structure, to build your cake on to.

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2. Carving the body

In this lesson, we will carve the odd shaped, rounded body shape of the giraffe from simple round cakes using templates.

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3. Making the neck and ganaching the body

In this lesson, Jhanine will show you how to create a stable, thin neck section to the cake and how to ganache both the body and the neck as one seamless piece.

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4. Making the head

Jhanine will show you how to attach the head section to the structure, carve the cake to the cute, rounded shape using templates and how to easily transform a simple shape into the giraffes head shape using different mediums and modelling techniques. This lesson is finished off by ganaching the head, creating a seamless piece ready to decorate.

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5. Covering the cake

In this lesson, Jhanine will show you how to cover the awkward shape of this cake with fondant/sugarpaste and how to add a ‘fluffy’ texture to the entire giraffe.

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6. Legs, ears, tail, hair and horns

In this lesson you will learn how to easily create the legs, ears, tail, hair and horns of the giraffe truly bringing him to life.

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7. Embellishments

Sometimes, it’s all in the details. In this lesson, Jhanine will show you how to take your giraffe cake from good to great. Adding embellishments in fondant and royal icing, as well as subtly colouring the entire cake.

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8. Covering and decorating the board

In this final lesson, you will learn how to cover the board around the awkward shaped cake creating a cute little baby blanket effect. A perfect way to finish the cake with a polished and professional look.

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9. Other Ideas

Here you will find a few extra ideas, helping you to make slight changes to the original design, to create other designs and unique cakes using the cake in this tutorial as your foundation.

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10. Pro Lesson

In this lesson, Jhanine will give you a general idea of how to price your final piece.

Cute Giraffe Cake Tutorial

In this tutorial, Jhanine will show you how to create this cute little giraffe cake that looks cute enough to cuddle!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Create a basic, yet sturdy, internal structure
  • Carve rounded shapes
  • Sculpt cake features using edible mediums
  • Create a fluffy fabric effect on fondant/sugarpaste
  • and much, much more

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Jhanine Walker

Jhanine Walker

Jhanine is from Victoria, Australia. After many years of making cake creations for others, at the end of 2018, she decided go full circle and start teaching others via the medium that she had learned so very many of my skills from in the beginning. The rest, as they say, is history. That is how my YouTube channel ‘That’s Cakeable’ was born. Now I get to do what I love and share the things I have learned along the way with all of you amazing peeps!

Jhanine has featured in Cake Masters Magazine, Caking all over the World and now CakeFlix TV.

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