Sugar Monster Drip Cake Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Sugar Monster Drip Cake
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
Decorating time: 4 hours
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1. Covering the board

Paul starts by creating an irregular check pattern of pinks and white squares to cover the board.

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2. Adding the backboard

To frame the monster and provide the drip effect backdrop, Paul now adds the backboard.

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3. Adding the drip effect

In keeping with the fun, pink monster design, the backboard is now decorated using a pink drip and sparkles effect.

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4. Carving and ganaching the cake

Its time to get the cake out and carve and shape the monster’s head.

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5. Adding facial features

Our monster starts to come to life as the facial features start to be added in this lesson.

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6. Adding the feet

With any monster you have free reign with the design so Paul opts for three little feet for his monster.

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7. Piping the fur

Its now time to dress the monster with some pink, spiked, fur effect buttercream.

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8. Adding the horns, nose and eyelids

As the facial features come together in this lesson, the sugar monster’s character starts to come to life.

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9. Adding the wings

Paul’s monster can fly, so time to add some cartoon style wafer paper wings.

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10. Other ideas

Paul shares some ideas and suggestions on how to adapt this design for different uses.

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11. Pro lesson

Our Pro members get some pricing insights and ways to use the design for better financial reward.

Sugar  Monster Drip cake tutorial

If you are looking for a delicious and cute, buttercream piped sugar monster then this Sugar Monster Drip Cake would be perfect for your event. Of course, its ideal for a children’s party with its strawberry buttercream and white chocolate ganache, but the design is easily adapted for a number of alternatives.

Paul added cute little wafer paper wings, but as its a cartoon monster you have free reign to adapt and change the design as you see fit. The basic stand will be easy to replicate and the ideas will simply flow once you get started.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Make an easy threaded rod cake stand with a drip effect backdrop
  • Carve and ganache a round ball style cake
  • Pipe buttercream to create the fluffy fur effect
  • Create a mixed colour cobbled floor effect
  • and much, much more

Giving the Sugar Monster Drip Cake to a Child

  1. Set the Scene:
    • Choose a special occasion, such as a birthday or achievement, to make the experience more memorable.
    • Decorate the party area with colorful streamers, balloons, and other festive elements to create an exciting atmosphere.
  2. Build Anticipation:
    • Tease the child about the surprise cake you have for them.
    • Tell them that it’s a one-of-a-kind cake that they’ve never seen before.
  3. The Grand Reveal:
    • Bring out the sugar monster drip cake with dramatic flair.
    • Let the child’s eyes widen with amazement as they see the colorful, gooey goodness.
    • Play some fun music or make a joyful noise to enhance the moment.
  4. Let Them Explore:

    • Encourage the child to explore the cake.
    • Let them touch the soft fur, stroke the candy eyes, and admire the dripping frosting.
  5. Capture the Moment:

    • Take plenty of photos of the child’s reaction and excitement.
    • These photos will be cherished memories for years to come.
  6. Time to Eat:
    • Cut the cake into slices and serve it to the child and their guests.
    • Watch as they indulge in the sweet, delicious treat.
  7. Savor the Experience:
    • Encourage the child to savor each bite and enjoy the unique flavors and textures of the cake.
  8. Clean Up:
    • After the party, help the child clean up any mess caused by the frosting and cake crumbs.
    • Make sure they wash their hands thoroughly to prevent a sugar rush.
  9. Bedtime Stories:
    • Read the child a bedtime story about a sugar monster or a magical cake.
    • This will help them wind down after the exciting party and drift off to sleep with sweet dreams.
  10. Reflect and Appreciate:
    • Reflect on the joy and happiness you brought to the child with the sugar monster drip cake.
    • Appreciate the special bond you share and the memories you’ve created together.

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the CakeFlix Family on our Facebook group.

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