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Under The Sea Whale Cake
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Under The Sea Whale Cake

by Heather
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This gorgeous killer whale cake tutorial is perfect for anyone looking to make a fun, two-tiered cake for a birthday party or other celebration. The cake has lots of colourful elements to it that would make even the Great Barrier Reef green with jealousy! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a fondant killer whale out of black, white and red sugarpaste and assemble this on top of your two tier cake. Once you've made the whale, you can also learn how to make the other sea creatures and plants to bring your cake to life!

you will need...

  • Black Sugarpaste
  • White Sugarpaste
  • Poppy Red Sugarpaste
  • White Modelling Paste
  • White Non-Parelis
  • Navy Paste Colour
  • Blade Modelling Tool
  • Cone Modelling Tool
  • Edible Glue
  • Scallop Modelling Tool
  • Small Sugar Eyeballs
  • Sharp knife

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Renshaws Regalice Black Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Black Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Renshaws Sugarpaste White 250g
Renshaws Sugarpaste White 250g
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£1.39
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Renshaws Flower & Modelling Paste - White
Renshaws Flower & Modelling Paste - White
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£2.99
White Non - Pareils
White Non - Pareils
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£1.99
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Paste Colour - Navy
Sugarflair Sugarcraft Paste Colour - Navy
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£2.59
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
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£2.99
PME Serrated and Tapered Cone Tool
PME Serrated and Tapered Cone Tool
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£4.79
Edible Glue Tube
Edible Glue Tube
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£2.49
PME Scallop & Comb Modelling Tool
PME Scallop & Comb Modelling Tool
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£2.99
Small Sugar Eyeballs
Small Sugar Eyeballs
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£4.19

instructions

Bake two differently sized cakes - one larger than the other. Here we've used an 8" round and a 6" round cake and stacked one on top of the other. You'll also need to cover the smaller cake in blue sugarpaste and the larger cake in light blue sugarpaste. You'll also need a cake drum approximately 3" bigger than the largest cake, and this will also need to be covered with light blue sugarpaste.

Making The Whale's Body

1. Take half a pack of black sugarpaste and roll it into a ball. Make the ball into an oblong shape, with one end slightly thicker and wider than the other.

2. Take half of your white sugarpaste and roll this out to approximately 5mm thick. Using your hands, shape this into an oval. This will make the other half of the whale's body.

3. Next, using your index finger, make a small indentation in the front of the white whale body. This is where the tongue will sit. Take a piece of the red sugarpaste, roughly the size of a grape, and roll this out to 2mm thick. Shape this into an oval and place on top of the white sugarpaste in the indentation.

4. Stick together the white bottom half of the whale with the black top half, and mould the sides together slightly to form one whole shape.

Making The Teeth

5. Next you need to make the teeth for your whale. Take a small piece of white modelling paste and roll this into a cone shape. Flatten the cone slightly with your fingertips. Make several more teeth for your whale and stick these to the side of the whale's mouth.

Making The Fins

6. Take a small amount of black sugarpaste approximately the size of a grape and roll this out so that it forms an oval shape roughly 2mm thick. Repeat this step to form two fins.

7. The last fin you need to make is for on top of the whale's head. You'll need a piece of black sugarpaste, approximately the size of a grape, and roll this out to again 2mm thick. Using your fingers, create a curved triangle shape.

8. Stick the rounded fins to the side of the whale's body using a little edible glue. Using the blade modelling tool, make a slit in the whale's head, where you want the remaining fin to be.

9. Dab a little edible glue on the underside of the fin and then stick this to the head. Gently push this into the slit you made to keep it firmly in place.

Making The Whale's Tail

10. Take some black sugarpaste roughly the size of a golf ball, and roll it out to approximately 5mm thick.

11. Using your fingers, shape the sugarpaste into a tennis racket shape (as shown in image 10).

12. Then, using a sharp knife, make a slit in the centre of the circle of your tennis racket shape.

13. You will now see it is starting to look like a fish tail. Using your fingers, slightly part the two ends of your tail where the slit has been made, and lightly pinch each fin to give it definition and shape.

Face Details

14. Next roll out a small amount of white sugarpaste approximately the size of a grape and roll this out to 1mm thick. Cut out a rounded rectangle shape roughly 3cm x 1cm and stick this in a curved position slightly above where you want the whale's eye to be. Use edible glue to secure in place and repeat this step on the opposite side of the whale.

15. Take a pair of edible sugar eyeballs and stick these to the sides of the whale's face.

Finishing Touches

16. To give the whale a 'wet' look, take a paintbrush and a small amount of olive oil and paint this onto the whale.

17. To make a bubble effect, paint some edible glue around the fish tail and fins, and using the scallop modelling tool, sprinkle some blue non-parelis onto the glue.

18. You might also want to give the whale a blow hole. To do this, take the cone tool and make a small indentation roughly 2mm deep in the head of the whale.

 

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