Nichola creates an amazing cake in this weeks tutorial inspired by the much-loved story of Noah's Ark and his journey.
We begin with how to create a simple sea effect with swirls and sprinkles to set the scene, then you will be shown how to achieve a carved shape cake assisted using a downloadable template as a guide, along with how to carve freestyle gradually removing layers to bring height and depth to the 2-dimensional shaped cake.
This continues showing step by step how to cover a cake with sugarpaste and how to achieve a wooden panel effect, adding depth and character using a variety tools and edible colours.
Finally saving the best till last Nichola shows how easy it is to hand create four simple animal sugar decorations: Paws the lion, Pippa the elephant, Dandy and Sol the giraffes and Sid the snake.
If you loved this video and feel inspired to learn more about novelty themed cakes then check out our other tutorials below.
After achieving a City & Guilds in Sugarcraft, Nichola joined Cake Craft World as a creative cake designer and decorator and is known for her remarkable attention to detail. Her style is influenced by the love of being a qualified (BA Hons) textile and fashion designer, which is expressed through the use of colour, pattern and design which are key elements that reflect her skills and passion. Nichola is also very experienced in sugar modelling, flower making and painting cakes for all occasions. Watch her take you, step by step through techniques such as cake marbling, creating edible gold sequins and ornate pearl borders. One of her most watched videos is the cake based around an afternoon tea where the 3D teapot cake, icing cup and saucer and cupcake are all set on a board decorated as a tray!
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