Modeling Chocolate: Create Animal Toppers

A course by Marc Suárez , Cake Designer

Cake Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2020

Learn to sculpt, paint, and add texture to any four-legged animal with moldable chocolate

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  • 2948 students
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to sculpt, paint, and add texture to any four-legged animal with moldable chocolate

A course by Marc Suárez

Have you ever thought about making a hyperrealistic figure out of edible materials? Now you can with cake designer and sculptor Marc Suárez; he teaches you the fundamental techniques to sculpt a four-legged animal topper with chocolate to be the crown jewel of your cakes and other tasty creations.

In this Domestika course, learn how to shape the internal frame for a topper, skillfully model chocolate, and add the finishing touches to give your piece a realistic look. If you're craving more knowledge about cake design, bite into Marc Suárez's first course Edible Sculptures Design.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 19 downloads

  • 100% positive reviews (61)
  • 2948 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 7m)
  • 19 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish, English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a dog cake topper out of white modeling chocolate using a wire frame to support your animal sculpture and place it on the cake.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

All cake designers who want to learn how to work with modeling chocolate to create any kind of topper for their cakes and pastries.

Requirements and materials

You don't need to be an expert at modeling to take this course, but any prior experience will be quite helpful.

No specialized materials are required, just some white chocolate and glucose or ready-to-use modeling chocolate, medium gauge wire, and basic modeling tools.


2948 Students
61 Reviews
100% Positive ratings

Marc Suárez

A course by Marc Suárez

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Cake Designer

Marc Suárez is a cake designer and expert in hyperrealistic sculptures using modeling chocolate. He's taught creative baking and cake decoration classes all across the world, from New Zealand to Canada, stopping by in Australia, Singapore, India, Kuwait, Greece, the United States, and Costa Rica.
He received the Sculpted Cake Award at the 2019 Cake Master Awards, also known as the Cake Oscars due to its international prestige. Throughout his career he's also been awarded first prize at the 2015 BCN&Cake (Spain), first prize at the 2016 Marseille ExpoGato (France), gold medal at both the 2016 and 2019 Cake International (UK), and second prize at the 2018 SoFlo Cake&Candy Expo (USA).


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Introduction to chocolate modeling of toppers
    • Materials
    • Search for references and sketch
  • U3

    Structure and modeling

    • Creating the structure with wire
    • How to give volume to the structure and insulate it
    • Body modeling with chocolate 1
    • Body modeling with chocolate 2
    • Chocolate modeling of the head
  • U4

    One more step

    • Giving a hyper-realistic touch
    • Animal textures in chocolate 1
    • Animal textures in chocolate 2
    • Coloring the moldable chocolate 1
    • Coloring the moldable chocolate 2
    • Final details
  • FP

    Final project

    • Chocolate modeling: create animal toppers

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Modeling Chocolate: Create Animal Toppers . Craft, and Culinary course by Marc Suárez

Modeling Chocolate: Create Animal Toppers

A course by Marc Suárez
Cake Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (61)
  • 2948 students