Sleepy Tiger Cub Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Sleepy Tiger Cub
with Corinna Maguire
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 12
Decorating time: 2 days
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Bite Sized

Watch Corinna make het cute sleepy tiger cub in just one minute!

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Watch some hand-picked highlights from the full course!

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1. Carving and Ganaching the cake

In this lesson, we will go over how to carve a rectangular cake into an irregular log shape and how to troubleshoot mistakes. We will also cover how to achieve a smooth ganache exterior on the cake too.

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2. Covering the cake

Learn to cover your cakes with some troubleshooting techniques. Achieve a rough effect on the ends of your bark and add the textures and details to make your log cake look more realistic.

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3. Colouring and Dusting the Log Cake

Learn painting techniques to bring out some more texture!  Using a ‘wash’ method, painting and dry dusting to achieve a realistic effect.

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4. Making the Grass Strands

Get piping with some compound chocolate to make the grass strands to surround the cake.  Learn 2 ways to paint on chocolate too!

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5. Modelling the Tiger Cub Head

This is a fun part! In this lesson we get to model the head of the sleeping tiger cub using modelling chocolate and a filling of rice cereal treats.

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6. Making the Tiger Cub Paws and Body

Here we get to model the legs of the tiger club out of modelling chocolate and work on the placement of him on the log.  Also learn different ways to texturise the hair on the tiger’s body.

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7. Painting the tiger cub

Learn techniques in dry dusting, painting and adding the details that turn this cat into a cute tiger cub!

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8. Piecing it together and the final touches

In this lesson we get to put it altogether with some landscaping! Make some rolling mounds of ‘dirt’, cover the board and strategically place the grass strands.

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9. Other Ideas

If a tiger cub isn’t your style, you can definitely turn this cake into any other domestic or wild cat cub or even your friend’s pet kitten! Just try painting different details and colours to achieve the right look.

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10. PRO Lesson

Try your hand at making this cake as a different cat breed or a wild cat, add some flowers and make a different landscape. Learn about how much I would cost this cake –  including my time and the ingredients – and how long it took me!  Find out ways to speed up the tedious bits and areas that you could speed up to reduce the time.

Sleepy Tiger Cub Cake Tutorial

We are delighted to welcome Corinna as a CakeFlix Guest Tutor. Can’t believe its taken so long, but it has certainly been worth the wait.

Check out Corinna’s adorable Sleepy Tiger Cub who has fallen asleep on a log.  Just look at the amazing detail and all delivered and taught in easy to follow lessons.

Learn how to model a tiger cub with modelling chocolate, texturise and colour a realistic looking log, make chocolate grasses and more!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Work with modelling chocolate
  • Create a realistic bark texture
  • Work with Compound Chocolate
  • Add texture, dust and colour
  • 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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