Sculpted Woodland Deer Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Sculpted Woodland Deer
with Jhanine Walker
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 15
Decorating time: 2 - 3 days
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Bite Sized

Watch Jhanine make her Sculpted Woodland Deer in just one minute!

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15 minutes of hand-picked highlights from the whole course.

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1. Building the structure

In this lesson you will learn how to construct a simple and sturdy cake structure using PVC pipe and timber.

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2. Stacking & Carving the cake

Next you will learn how to stack and carve your cake using templates to make the entire process a lot easier.

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3. Sculpting the legs

Watch as Jhanine shows you how to create the legs of the deer using an edible sculpting medium that will simplify the way you create your novelty cakes.

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4. Ganaching the body

Let’s cover the cake in a delicious smooth wite chocolate ganache to give extra stability and a beautiful foundation for the covering process.

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5. Building the head

In this lesson, Jhanine will show you how to create the deer’s general head shape simply and quickly.

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6. Refining and ganaching the deer head

Next, you will learn how to smooth out the deer head sculpt, ganache it ready for its final covering and refine the additional facial details using modelling chocolate or fondant.

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7. Covering the body and finishing the legs

Now it’s time to cover the awkwardly shaped body and add the remaining leg detail. With the use of a modelling chocolate and fondant mixture, you will see how painless this process can be when using the right medium.

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8. Covering the head

In this lesson Jhanine will show you how to cover the head in a similar fashion to the body with the addition of the deer’s face mask covering.

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9. Details

Now it’s time to bring this little character to life. Learn how to create the small fondant details, including the eyes and the spots, to really start giving this sweet little cake some personality!

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10. Antlers, ears and flower crown

  1. This lesson takes you through those final finishing touches. Learn to make and arrange the ears, antlers and wafer paper flower crown to complete the cake.
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11. Finishing the board

In the final lesson, you will learn how to cover and ribbon the board with an effective finish in about three minutes flat!

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12. Other Ideas

In this lesson, Jhanine will run through a few suggestions of how to change up the final effect using the same techniques and structure used in this tutorial.

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13. PRO Lesson

Jhanine will break down the cost of each element in the design and explain how she prices this particular cake for sale to the public.

Sculpted Woodland Deer Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this gorgeous sculpted woodland deer cake perfect for so many occasions.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Create a structure using PVC piping
  • Easily carve a cake using templates
  • Build up sculpted pieces using several edible mediums
  • Create beautiful wafer paper flowers
  • 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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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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