Skating Penguin Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Skating Penguin
with Rose Macefield
Skill level: Advanced Cake Decorating | CakeFlix - Skill Level Courses
HD Lessons: 14
Decorating time: 2 Days
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Here, we’ve carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into a 5 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking up too much of your time.

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1. Carving the body

In this lesson, Rose shows us how to form the shape of the body and legs from the two eight-inch round cakes. The key is to cut little bits at a time and keep spinning and moving the cake making sure that you are keeping things equal.

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2. Carving the head

In this lesson, Rose combines the dome cakes to form the shape of the head and then gets carving.

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3. Covering the body

Rose covers the body with a large piece of sugarpaste and shows us how to join it all up without any trace of joins. Then it’s time to get busy with a small pair of scissors.

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4. Adding the facial features

Now we see the little penguin come to life as Rose adds the facial features including the eyes and beak.

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5. Adding the beak

Here, Rose created the beak of the penguin and shows us how to blend it into the face as well as add some realism using modelling tools.

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6. Adding the flippers

Rose adds the flippers using straws to keep them in place and then textures them to match the body.

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7. Making the feet/ skates

Rose first of all adds a cute little tongue using some coloured sugarpaste and with the same sugarpaste creates the feet. She then creates some simple skates which the feet sit on then are set aside to dry before getting the airbrush out.

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8. Airbrushing

You’ll be pleased to know that there is only one airbrush colour used and it’s all about creating shades around the body. If you don’t have an airbrush it will be difficult to get the same kind of results but you could use a large flush brush and dab on some dry dust.

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9. Painting the eyes

Rose now gets the dusts and paintbrushes out to help bring the penguin to life by painting it’s eyes.

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10. Covering the board

Rose shows us how to cover the board around the penguin which is actually quite tricky and time-consuming. You could cover the board before adding the penguin but the risk you run is getting it covered in paint when it comes to airbrushing and so on.

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11. Finishing touches

In this final lesson, Rose paints the skates and then makes the cute little fish for the board complete with it’s own little scarf.

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12. Other ideas

Paul 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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13. Pro lesson

Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake. He also shares his advice on pricing, portions and other vital information necessary for any professional cake designer.

Join the incredible Rose Macefield for this Christmas themed Skating Penguin cake.

For this tutorial, we are joined by the fantastic Rose Macefield. Rose shows us how to make this ice cool cake which is perfect for the winter season. This cake could also be ideal for fans of the film ‘Happy Feet’ or ‘Ice Skating’.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Cake carving
  • Covering awkward shapes
  • Modelling with sugarpaste
  • Edible paintwork
  • Airbrushing
  • and much much more!

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Rose and rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members’ cake blogs.

Rose Macefield

Rose Macefield

Since decorating her first cake in 2007, Rose now has a spectacular list of international awards under her belt including Cake International, Overall Best in Show 2013 and an amazing Cake Masters award for Overall Best In Show 2014! Rose also regularly contributes articles and tutorials to Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine and of course us at the Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School.
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