Maybe you never imagined that anyone could possibly sculpt a cake that could look like a realistic Grumpy Cat, the international feline superstar. But master cake decorator Kara Andretta has done it!
Even for a cake novice, this cute holiday penguin is not as difficult as it looks. In fact, it's the perfect project to wow your fam and explore basic sculpting and piping skills. All it takes is a little bit of pract-ice. (Ice... because it's a penguin. Get it?)
To sculpt a masterpiece out of cake it helps to start with the perfect base. If you're wondering what "perfect" means in this context, I define it as a tight yet tender crumb and a firm texture that won't fall apart as you carve and shape it.
No special pans. No carving skills required. Just a simple rectangular baking dish and a few simple tools are all you'll need to create this cake cutie.
Learn how to form and wire elegant pine cones using modeling chocolate and gum paste. Then, create Rachael's simple and versatile snowberries. You'll even find out how to make delicate leaves for stunning nature-inspired cakes.