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Cake-osaurus Rex

with Catherine Ruehle
Cake-osaurus Rex
Rawwr! With Catherine Ruehle's help, learn to design, carve and decorate a fantastic dinosaur cake. You better eat it before it eats you!

Make a show-stopping sculpted cake that will be the highlight of your next birthday party. Food Network Challenge regular Catherine Ruehle shows you all the professional techniques you need to build this adorable dinosaur – and build up your sculpting skills at the same time. Learn how to build a sturdy structure out of plumbing pipe and flanges, apply fondant to oddly-shaped sculpts, and add surface decoration. Let your imagination run wild!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Catherine Ruehle, and go over the tools you'll need to sculpt your project.


Lesson 2. Sketching & Inspiration

  • Get tips from Catherine on how to plan your structure and sketch out your design.


Lesson 3. The Cake Structure

  • Add underpinnings to keep your cake upright and begin building the basic structure.


Lesson 4. Sculpting the Body

  • Here you'll begin to carve the cake, including shaping the head and body.


Lesson 5. Covering the Body

  • Learn how to roll out your fondant and begin applying it to the back, belly, legs and tail.


Lesson 6. Covering the Head

  • Catherine teaches you how to carefully cover the head in fondant and add definition to the face.


Lesson 7. Details & Personality

  • Finish making your dinosaur by adding the feet, arms, eyes and teeth, and learn how to give your creature personality.


Lesson 8. Scenery & Customization

  • Set the scene for your creature by adding additional details such as a bow tie, candy, and ribbon.

"Catherine, I truly enjoyed and learned alot of techniques from your class!! Thank you so much! I have been wanting to make a 3d project for quite some time but was always worried about how it would hold together and how to attach alot of things. I am now so inspired to attempt this without being so scared. You were very explicit on your details, as well as taking the time to explain and show us each project of the cake."
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