Easter Pig Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Easter Pig
with Janette MacPherson
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 15
Decorating time: 6 hours
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Watch Janette make her Easter Pig cake in just one minute!

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Watch some hand-picked highlights from the full tutorial.

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1. Board, daises and eggs

In this lesson we will be covering the board, and making the daisies and eggs in advance so they have time to dry.

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2. Layering and carving

Janette begins building the cakes with a few dowels and a cake card then shaping the cake into the main body shape with wee chin!

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3. Ganaching the cake

Janette shows you how to cover the cake in two layers of ganache, showing how to smooth it out on awkward shapes.

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4. Covering the cake

In this lesson, Janette covers the pig with pink paste and adds hair texture.

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5. Making the face

Now it’s time to build up the facial features!

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6. Snout and ears

Janette moves on to making the snout and ears for the pig.

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7. Making the eyes

In this lesson, Janette shows you how to sculpt the eye area of the piggy.

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8. Easter Bonnet

In this lesson, we will be carving and ganaching the hat into shape, and adding it to the cake

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9. Adding the ribbon

It’s now time to add the ribbon ties and bow to the hat!

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10. Finishing the eggs and daises

Janette creates a speckled effect on the eggs and ducts the daisy centres, and adds them to the cake.

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11. Finishing touches

Janette bring the cake together with a few finishing touches.

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12. Other Ideas

Here, Janette goes over some ideas on changing the design in different ways to create a different version of the pig for yourself, using different themes. She also talks about adapting the main cake shape to create different animals. 

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13. PRO Lesson

 Janette explains the costs involved, the time you should expect to set aside for making the cake, and the minimum you should be charging if you are selling to a customer. 

Easter Pig Cake Tutorial

Join Janette making this super cute Easter Pig cake! You’ll learn how to structure and carve the cake, build up the facial features and support those big floppy ears. Watch Janette’s step by step guide to creating a beautiful straw hat with wide brim, and make sweet little daisies and speckled eggs to decorate. A gorgeous feature for your Easter table, or a super prize for an Easter charity raffle!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Carve a cake
  • Create and support floppy ears and hat brims
  • Model and paint simple speckled eggs
  • Build animal face features
  • and much, much more

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the CakeFlix community on our Facebook group.

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Janette MacPherson

Janette MacPherson

Janette is a self-taught cake designer based in Drumnadrochit in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. With a University Degree in Animation and a previous career as a Graphic Designer, she is now a lucky Mummy of three who unleashes her creative needs in cake form. Janette specialises in bespoke, personalised, highly detailed designs which capture memories, create a talking point and have even brought tears to eyes. Figure modelling is her speciality. She can create figures and pets from photographs and also replicate any personal items such as beloved teddies, favourite hobbies, outfits.... whatever you need!
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