Scary Witch Mabel McTavish Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Scary Witch Mabel McTavish
Skill level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 14
Decorating time: 2 days
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Bite Sized

Watch Kelly make her scary witch cake in just one minute!

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Some handpicked highlights from the full course.

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1. Lesson1 - Building the structure

Learning how to construct a basic structure using rice krispies and what materials to use. How to make it food safe should you want to change it from rice krispies to cake and how start your piece.

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2. Carving, ganaching & texturing

Carving the rice krispies, adding ganache for asmooth workable surface and then adding in texture to our shape.

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3. Sculpting the face part 1

In this lesson, you’ll learn how kelly gets from a simple polystyrene egg to an highly detailed face using modelling paste.

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4. Sculpting the face part 1

Continuing with our face sculpture part 2 – and getting into the details and textures for the face.

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5. Painting the face, eyes and teeth

We now start to paint our face and bring it to life! Also adding in the eyes and teeth, really getting to grips with hand painting our piece.

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6. Attaching the head and dress

Attaching the head and starting to cover the dress and create some great texture and movement with our sugar paste.

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7. Hair and hat

Creating her hair and adding the all important hat!

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8. Adding the leg and broom

Making her leg, broom and attaching them to our figure.

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9. Arms, hand, pumpkin and rat

Focusing on the arms, hands, creating spooky pumpkins and a wee rat for her broom.

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10. Finishing touches

Attaching the hands and pulling together all the final touches for our finished piece.

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11. Other Ideas

A wee chat about other versions we could do and other ideas using this sculpture as inspiration.

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12. PRO Lesson

A wee chat about pricing this and how we can adapt this to be turned into cake.

Scary Witch, Mabel McTavish Cake

Join Kelly McWilliam in making her terrifying witch cake for Halloween!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Work with Rice Krispie treats
  • Sculpt realistic features
  • Hand paint details on your cake
  • Work with modelling paste and chocolate
  • 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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