Sea Witch Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Sea Witch
with Kelly McWilliam
Skill level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 24
Decorating time: 2/3 days depending on detail
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Bite sized

Watch Kelly make her Sea Witch cake in just one minute!

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Watch some highlights clips chosen from the full tutorial!

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1. Making the board foodsafe

Before we start, we need to make the board food safe. 

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2. Stacking the cake

In this lesson, Kelly stacks the cake over the threaded rod then carves the body into the desired shape. Take your time and remember to factor in the arms, carving more narrow at the top. 

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3. Carving the cake

In this lesson, Kelly uses her template to carve out the body shape of her sea witch!

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4. Ganaching

Now, it’s time to cover the cake in a smooth layer of ganache before we cover with sugarpaste. Kelly adds another thin layer of ganache off camera to make the cake a bit more sturdy.

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5. Sculpting the head

Now it’s time to start bringing the head and face to life!

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6. Sculpting the face

Kelly begins to skillfully shape the face using a few modelling tools.

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7. Painting the face

Kelly adds some colour and depth to the face using a mixture of gel colours.

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8. Painting the face part 2

Kelly finishes painting the face by adding the eyes and lips.

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9. Preparing the body

Kelly prepares the body by adding some lumps and bumps on to the ganache layer which adds texture to the cake once it is covered with sugarpaste.

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10. Covering the body

Kelly shows you how to cover the body in sugarpaste then shape it into a dress.

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11. Making the hair

Time to make those beautiful curls.

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12. Adding the arms

In this lesson, Kelly adds the tentacle arms on to the body.

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13. Painting the torso and hair

Next up, we add a little colour to the body which adds a bit more life to the cake.

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14. Making the octopus

So now its time to add the cute wee octopus on top of her head!

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15. Adding the seaweed

Kelly shows you how to make some great looking seaweed decorations for your cake.

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16. Sculpting the tentacles

Now we’re moving on to these suckers!

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17. Making the cauldron

For the next decoration, we’re making a cauldron using a polystyrene ball.

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18. Creating the tentacles

Time to add the detail to the tentacles.

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19. Painting the body

Kelly shows you how to paint the cake to really make it stand out just like a competition piece should!

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20. Finishing touches

For finishing touches, Kelly adds some sand and a nice layer of glaze to give the cake a nice shine.

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21. Other ideas

Kelly shares some other ideas for you to use at home!

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22. PRO lesson

In this lesson, Kelly goes over some pro hints and tips for pricing and selling your cakes.

Sea Witch Cake Tutorial

Join Kelly on her journey to creating this fantastic competition worthy piece!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Build a simple internal structure
  • Hand paint with depth
  • Sculpt detailed facial expressions
  • Create sea themed decorations
  • 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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