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Peter Rabbit cake

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Created in this Craftsy class

Cake-osaurus Rex taught by 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!

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Cake Decorating
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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type Sculpted
Material Fondant, Buttercream, Modeling Chocolate, Gum Paste
Style Whimsical
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Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I took the sculpted dog class for referencing fur and making animals. I used the T Rex class that I took last year for the elements of structure and tiering/staking the cakes. I grabbed a picture of peter rabbit online, enlarged it in illustrator to the maximum height that my fridge would accommodate then printed it out. I then used the reverse of that same page to plan out the cake's structure (see photos). I made my own marshmallow fondant and modelling chocolates. I used premade gum paste. And I dyed the cake batter pink for my daughter. Oh, it's also gluten-free. ;)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? figure out how to use photoshop/illustrator before designing a character cake. There is so much free stuff out there that you can use.

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I've got tons of photos of the entire making-of process. It's a shame you can't upload more than 6 photos... Oh, and the cool part is that kids could "pick their own" modeling chocolate carrots from the carrot patch. It was a huge hit.

10/08/2013 Flag

Really ! Want to try this. My daughter, who's now 26 has always loved the Betrox Potter books will just LOVE this!

02/01/2014 Flag

beautiful, love it!

10/16/2013 Flag

Thanks, Catherine! Your lessons were critical to this build!

09/17/2014 Flag

You did great! I love it!

11/05/2013 Flag

I love this!!!

03/28/2014 Flag

Thanks so much! I I know I'm about a year late with a reply, but it's no less sincere. ;)

09/17/2014 Flag

Wonderful job!

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04/09/2014 Flag

Nice cake and I love the idea od the chocolate carrots

07/16/2014 Flag

Thanks! That specific idea actually spawned from panic. At the last minute, i realized we didn't have enough cake for everyone coming to the party, so i baked a small rectangle two-layer cake and had to make it fit narratively. So I thought of a raised garden bed and though the kids would love to pick the carrots. They did!

09/17/2014 Flag