Winter Reindeer Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Winter Reindeer
with Emma-Jayne Morris
Skill level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 20
Decorating time: 2 days
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Watch Emma make this cake in just one minute!

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Highlights

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1. Making the stand

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will teach you how to make a sturdy and stable stand for your reindeer cake. You’ll learn how to assemble the necessary tools and materials, and follow step-by-step instructions to create a custom stand that will hold your cake securely. You’ll learn about the importance of a strong foundation, and how to ensure that your cake stays upright and secure throughout the decorating process. By the end of this lesson, you’ll have a solid and reliable stand to use for the rest of the tutorial.

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2. Sculpting the head

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will guide you through the process of sculpting the shape of the head and adding eyes to your reindeer cake.

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3. Making the muzzle

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will show you how to create the muzzle for your reindeer cake. You’ll learn how to shape the cake and add details such as the nostrils and mouth using modelling paste.

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4. Building the head

In this lesson, Emma begins to build up the shape of the face with more modelling paste.

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5. Making it food safe

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will explain how to make your reindeer cake food safe. You’ll learn about food-safe practices and how to ensure that your cake is safe to eat.

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6. Adding the fur texture

Now Emma begins to add the fur texture to the head and neck area.

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7. Adding the ears

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to sculpt and shape the ears using fondant, and how to attach them securely to the head of the cake.

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8. Carving the body

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will guide you through the process of carving the body of your reindeer cake.

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9. Ganaching the body

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will teach you how to ganache the body of your reindeer cake. You’ll learn how to create a smooth and even base layer of ganache, which will help to create a flawless surface for your final decorations.

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10. Covering the body

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will show you how to cover the body. You’ll learn how to roll out the fondant, drape it over the cake, and smooth it out to create a clean and even finish.

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11. Texturing the body

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will teach you how to add texture to the body.

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12. Making the front legs

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will guide you through the process of making the front legs of your reindeer cake. You’ll learn how to sculpt and shape the fondant to create the legs, and how to attach them securely to the body of the cake.

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13. Making the back leg

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will teach you how to make the back leg. You’ll learn how to sculpt and shape the fondant to create a realistic-looking leg, including adding texture and detail to make it look like a real reindeer leg.

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14. Making the antlers

Now, Emma Jayne will guide you through the process of making the antlers for your reindeer cake.

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15. Painting the body

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will teach you how to paint the body of your reindeer cake to add depth and dimension to its fur.

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16. Finishing touches

In this lesson, Emma Jayne will teach you how to add those final touches to your reindeer cake to make it truly special!

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17. Other Ideas

In this lesson, Emma shares some other ideas to use on your own designs!

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18. PRO Lesson

In this lesson, Emma talks all about pricing and selling a cake like this.

Winter Reindeer Cake Tutorial by Emma Jayne

Join Emma Jayne as she teaches you how to make an amazingly realistic reindeer cake. She’ll guide you through each step and provide all the tips and tricks for a flawless finish.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Sculpt the head and features
  • Create a fur texture
  • Carve and ganache the cake
  • Paint the cake using dust colours
  • and lots more inside…
Emma-Jayne Morris

Emma-Jayne Morris

Truly one of the top cake artists and a wonderful personality besides, CakeFlix are delighted to welcome Emma-Jayne as a guest artist. Perhaps best known for her amazing sculptures at Cake International including Maleficent from the Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and the emotionally charge War Horse, but to name just a few. But Emma-Jayne is also an exceptional tutor, which has seen her teaching all over the world. The sculptures that she creates are stunning in both size and detail. Emma-Jayne was the first featured artist in CakeFlix on-the-sofa chat, Sweet Talk. During the chat she discloses how she got started, who inspired her and some great advice for anyone setting off on their cake decorating journey. Emma-Jayne has received a number of amazing awards including Cake Hero at the Cake Masters Magazine Awards and Cake Artist of the Year at the D’licious Cake Magazine Awards. She has won many more besides and given her amazing talent, there are plenty more to come.
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