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Cake-osaurus Rex

with Catherine Ruehle
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


Lesson 3. The Cake Structure


Lesson 4. Sculpting the Body


Lesson 5. Covering the Body


Lesson 6. Covering the Head


Lesson 7. Details & Personality


Lesson 8. Scenery & Customization

"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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