Porsha the Persian Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Porsha the Persian
with Zoe Fox
Skill level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 12
Decorating time: 2 Days
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Here, we’ve carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 8 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.

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1. Covering the board

To start off, Zoe shows us how to texture the board with a lovely wood effect using only a ruler and a dresden tool. She then shows us how to bring it to life with airbrush work.

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2. Carving the cake

Zoe demonstrates how to carve the cake into the shape of a persian cat, using a long sharp cutting knife. She makes good use of her hands to fine tune the shape, so don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.

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3. Carving the head

She adds the dome shaped cake – which will be the head – onto the body and secures it with ganache. Then it’s just a case of shaping it a little more to blend into the body.

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4. Adding features

Zoe adds a crumb coat of ganache and then allows it to set overnight. She adds legs and some facial features to the cake using white modelling chocolate.

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5. Covering the head and adding details

Zoe has rolled out a piece of sugarpaste to around 4 or 5 mm to make sure it doesn’t tear when going around the head. She then goes around the face with a dresden tool to bring out the modelling chocolate features, as well as adding a fur effect.

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6. Adding the ears and nose

Here Zoe adds the ears and nose using some sugarpaste secured with edible glue.

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7. Covering the body

Zoe has rolled out a large piece of sugarpaste and goes onto massage it over the body being careful not to overstretch or tear it. She then gets busy with the dresden tool with short and long marks to create the fur texture.

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8. Adding the tail and the ribbon

In this lesson, Zoe adds the bushy tail and the cute ribbon around the cat’s neck.

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9. Finishing touches

In this final lesson, Zoe airbrushes the cake to bring it to life, as well as painting the eyes using a paintbrush and finishing them off with confectioner’s glaze.

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10. Other ideas

Zoe shares some other ideas you can try out during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own and we’d love to see what brilliant alterations you’ve made.

Share your pics with us on our Facebook page.

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11. Pro lesson

In this lesson, Zoe 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.

In this tutorial, Zoe Fox shows us how to make a Persian cat cake that’s absolutely adorable and pretty tasty too!
Watch this tutorial to learn how to create a wood effect cake board, carve cake, build up features with modelling chocolate, cover awkward shapes, airbrush work and much more.
After watching this tutorial, you can use the skills you’ve learned to make all kinds of animals. It’s perfect for an advanced cake designer or an intermediate looking for a challenge.
We’d love to see your take on Porsha the Persian – so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.
Zoe Fox

Zoe Fox

Zoe Fox began her business 4 years ago after combining several passions in her life together, baking, art and animals! Zoe is well known in the industry for her realism in her animal creations and has received 8 awards including 5 gold awards at The Cake International Show for them. She has had her work featured in both Cake Craft and Decoration Magazine, and Cake Masters Magazine. She was also a finalist for the Cake Masters Award for Personality of the Year 2014 and has recently won Cake Masters Award 2016 for Best Collaboration for her project 'Bakers Unite to Fight'. Zoe only started tutoring during 2016 and her main area of expertise is sculpting and airbrushing. www.facebook.com/sweetfoxylicious
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