Sculpted & Novelty Cakes

Related Pages: Cake Decorating, Cake Design

Novelty Cake Classes

With Craftsy's online cake decorating classes you'll create show-stopping sculpted cakes. Learn how to build a sturdy shapely structure before adding design details for a realistic finish.

Advanced Cake Sculpting

Mike McCarey



Learn how to sculpt a cake that will turn heads! Cake artist Mike McCarey shares his secrets for constructing and carving a truly sweet ... See more

Student Projects from this class

Murray the Mummy

Murray the Mummy

by Tracey Rothwell

Standing Firefighter Bob

Standing Firefighter Bob

by Bobnsamnix

Gucci  Purse Cake by ludette
Purse Cake - Coach by DeannaSB
My very first sculpted cake (Handbag) by DoraGB

Designer Handbag Cakes

Elisa Strauss


Designer Handbag Cakes

Elisa Strauss

Have your handbag and eat it too! Let celebrity cake designer Elisa Strauss teach you to sculpt and decorate an unbelievably realistic couture handbag from cake.

Sculpted Dog Cake, Full Body by Elisa Strauss
Striped Bass Cake by BlueSheep
Sculpted Dog Cake, Profile by Elisa Strauss

Sculpted Dog Cake

Elisa Strauss


Sculpted Dog Cake

Elisa Strauss

Every dog has its day, so make your next celebration truly fetching with cake designer Elisa Strauss! See more

Cake Decorating Instructors

Meet talented cake decorating instructors from across the world. Find out how they got into the field and what they're working on now.

Elisa Strauss

Confetti Cakes owner and founder Elisa Strauss is a former Ralph Lauren designer turned award-winning cake artist.

Catherine Ruehle

Catherine's creative custom cakes, her devotion to organics, and her line of gluten free & vegan products, set her shop apart from the competition from day one.

Richard Ruskell

Richard attended the French Culinary Institute in New York where he discovered his passion for pastries.

Cake Decorating Recipes

Before sculpting, there's baking! Begin by making decadent cakes from buttermilk to vegan chocolate, with these simple free recipes from top cake artists.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Enjoy this Swiss meringue buttercream cake recipe from Craftsy cake decorating instructor, Joshua John Russell.

Buttermilk Cake Recipe

Mike McCarey shares his recipe for old-fashioned buttermilk cake, the perfect foundation for your cake decorating adventures.

Modeling Chocolate

Here is Craftsy cake decorating instructor Lauren Kitchens' very own modeling chocolate recipe, which works for white, light, and dark chocolate!

Sculpted & Novelty Cake Projects

See what your classmates have been busy creating. Explore all sorts of cakes from dinosaurs to dogs. Be sure to congratulate them on their accomplishments!

Mini Sculpted purse cakes

by Rachael Teufel

Chemistry Flask Sculpted Cake

by kmjones403611299

Sculpted Dog Cake

by Sweet Petite Baking Co.

Sculpted & Novelty Cake Blog Posts

Discover captivating collections of themed-cakes from nautical to 80's to literary and beyond. You'll find the perfect inspiration for any upcoming wedding or birthday.

Retro Milkshake Cake Pops in 6 Steps

Looking for a nostalgic, sweet summer treat? These irresistible cake pops are inspired by ice-cold milkshakes served at retro diners — but now, you ...

The Perfect Cake Pops for Anyone Who Loves Coffee

Coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte — how do you take your morning buzz? Now you can take it in cake pop form! With the help of this tutorial, you ...

This 3-D Easter Egg Cake Will Make This Easter One You’ll Never Forget

Forget jelly beans and Peeps — make your Easter dessert table a mesmerizing display with this elaborate Easter egg cake! This detailed tutorial ...