Modeling Chocolate: Create Animal Toppers

A course by Marc Suárez Mulero
Cake Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2020
, Cake Designer

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

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (13)
  • 630 students

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



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (13)
  • 630 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 lessons (3h 7m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

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.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Structure and modeling
  • U4
    U4. One more step
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin by getting to know Marc as he tells you a bit about himself, his career as a cake designer, and the main influences that provide inspiration for his work.

Discover the secrets to working with modeling chocolate and search for reference images to help you put your idea down on paper. Then, look at all the materials involved in making an edible topper.

Now roll up your sleeves and start modeling. See how to turn your idea into a 3D object by translating your sketch into basic shapes to build the frame. Marc then explains how to prep your frame to make sure the chocolate stays in place while you work.

Sculpt the body, model the head, and then add texture, color, and fine details to your topper to give it a hyperrealistic look. As a last step, Marc shows you how to securely attach your topper to a cake.

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.

Who is it 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.

What you need

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.


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Marc Suárez Mulero

A course by Marc Suárez Mulero

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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).


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • 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 . A Craft course by Marc Suárez Mulero

Modeling Chocolate: Create Animal Toppers

A course by Marc Suárez Mulero
Cake Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (13)
  • 630 students