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Monster Gang

with Bettina Schliephake-Burchardt
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 23
Decorating time: 1 Day
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1. The design

Bettina starts by telling us how she has prepared her cakes – dummies in this case. Then it’s on to preparing the paste for modelling.

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2. Making the witch's legs

Bettina starts by making the legs for the witch without using any tools, other than a knife!

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3. Making the witch's dress

In this lesson, Bettina shows us how to make the witch’s dress, with some black sugarpaste and tiny little balls of green.

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4. Making the witch's arms

Here, Bettina shows us how to make the arms, using very similar techniques to making the legs.

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5. Making the head

Bettina shows us how to create a lovely cartoon head with cute simple features.

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6. Finishing the witch

Bettina demonstrates how to make very simple hair. She then makes the hat and paints on the eyes using a toothpick.

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7. Making the mummy pt 1

In this lesson, Battina makes the body and the legs for the mummy using her craft knife to make the bandage markings.

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8. Making the mummy pt 2

Bettina finishes off the mummy, by adding the arms and the head, and finishing it all off with a little dust work.

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9. Making the skeleton pt 1

Bettina makes a friendly little skeleton in a cartoon style complete with a plump belly.

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10. Making the skeleton pt 2

Bettina makes the arms by creating all the different bones and putting then together with some edible glue.

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11. Making the skeleton pt 3

Bettina now finishes the skeleton by making the head and adding it to the body using a plastic skewer and some edible glue.

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12. Making the dragon pt 1

In this lesson, we learn how to make a plump dragon’s body using a mixture of dark and light green sugarpaste, plus some white.

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13. Making the dragon pt 2

Bettina makes the arms and the tail for the dragon.

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14. Making the dragon pt 3

Bettina finishes off the dragon making its head, along with some scary claws and teeth.

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15. Making Frankenstein's monster pt 1

In this lesson, Bettina makes the monster’s legs and body.

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16. Making Frankenstein's monster pt 2

Bettina now makes the arms and green hands. She inserts a skewer leaving it out 1 inch for the head to fit onto.

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17. Making frankenstein's monster pt 3

She finishes off Frankenstein’s monster by making his head, complete with painted screws and a quirky face.

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18. Making the pumpkins

Bettina demonstrates how to make nice little pumpkins to decorate the board.

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19. Making the spiders

Now to make some more decorations – and this time it’s spiders! Don’t worry… they’re actually quite cute. They’re also very quick and easy to make. These would be great on a cupcake.

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20. Finishing touches

Bettina shows one last decoration in the form of mini bats, and she then finishes the cake with some black dust work.

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21. Other ideas

Bettina shares some other ideas you can give a bash during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own and we’d love to see what you come up with.

Share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

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22. Pro lesson

In this lesson, Bettina shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake, as well as pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake designer.

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23. Highlights

Here we have carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 10 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.

Bettina introduces us to her Monster Gang... a fun and eye catching cake design. They may be monsters by name, but they're a friendly bunch and will help you pick up plenty of skills along the way.
It's a perfect party cake, particularly for Halloween, although this design could be adapted to suit any number of occasions.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to model various characters in a cartoon style as well as some advanced techniques for creating realistic features and fun decorations.  This cake is ideal for an intermediate cake designer, or a beginner looking for a new challenge, and it's a fabulous design to add to your collection.

We'd love to see your take on the Monster Gang - so make sure you share your pics with us on our Facebook page.

Bettina Schliephake-Burchardt

Bettina Schliephake-Burchardt

Bettina Schliephake-Burchardt is a trained master pastry chef, running her cake decorating business since 1993 in Hamburg/Germany. The award-winning book author and instructor runs classes for all kind of topics, mostly modelling, basic sugar flowers and Air Brush. She also is a Certified Master Sugar Artist by ICES/USA.

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