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How adorable — not to mention impressive — are these cakes? You don’t have to love manga and anime to be blown away by these cartoony characters with oversized heads, a style known as chibi. Don’t be intimidated by the top-heavy design; building their sturdy internal support is easier than you think, especially with Avalon’s step-by-step guidance. So let Avalon teach you how to make them for the little superhero or princess in your life; they’re the only two kids’ birthday cakes you’ll ever need! But if you want to get creative, this course gives you the skill set to create a template for any kind of character — a ninja, a ballerina, a pirate — and turn that into a cake too!
Fifteen years ago I made a 3D ghost cake for a dinner party. The ghost cake, designed by Carol Deacon, was featured in a British sugarcraft magazine I subscribed to at the time, and it was one of the few project tutorials I felt like I could do. Turns out, I was right because this cake is super easy. And quick, which is nice. (more…)