Shrek Face Tutorial

Decorating By anamado Updated 9 Jan 2011 , 2:54pm by neelycharmed

anamado Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 4:31pm
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My little cousin had a cake request for her birthday: Shrek!
How am I gonna do that? That was my immediate question.

Well I started with my standing bear pan and pound cake


Then I tried to sculpt a little with my kitchen knife


Then I used ganache for the crumb coat


I decided to cover roughly with a green layer of fondant (MMF in this case) to use the technique I made on my fairy face (also posted that here in CC).
So I added all the convenient volumes with more mmf: nose, cheeks, chin and upper lips.


Then, to prevent me from dirtying the final layer of fondant with chocolate I covered the rest of the cake with saram wrap.
And then I added the mmf layer.


I made the final touches trying to add some expression to the face. I used my pme tools to help me.


I made the eyes apart from the cake. I used white mmf and painted the iris with a thin brush.
Then added the eyelidswith green mmf. I had to make them twice!
So, finnaly, when I was happy with them I glued them with a little brush of water.
The eyebrows were also painted.


The ears were made with green mmf too, with a toothpick inside and were left to dry


The finished cake is posted on my photos.
You can see if if you want here:

17 replies
bobwonderbuns Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 4:58pm
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That is truly amazing!! Yet another great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing!! icon_biggrin.gif

Rosie2 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 5:32pm
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Wow, thank you so much!! this is awesome, you rock!!! thumbs_up.gif

LateBloomer Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 5:43pm
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You are so talented. Thanks for this!

playingwithsugar Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 5:51pm
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Thank You!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

Debi2 Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 4:21am
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share this! So clever to start with the bear pan icon_smile.gif

anamado Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 5:35pm
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I'd like to mention too, that this cake has been decorated a week before the party and I FROZE it!
I decorated the whole cake and wrapped carefully with saran wrap. I left the ears out to dry, but the rest was all frozen.
Then I took it out a day and a half before, put it inside a cardbox to absorve part of the air humidity and to make the thawing slow. I only took off the saran wrap when it was completely thawed.
It was PERFECT!!!

infinitsky Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 6:04pm
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This is so perfect, thank you for sharing it. Also thanks for the tip on freezing your cake. icon_smile.gif

Spices5 Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 7:13pm
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This is really wonderful and your explanation is perfect icon_smile.gif

Taigen Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 7:41pm
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You did an awesome job!! Thanks so much for taking the time to show us step by step icon_smile.gif

ConfectionsCC Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 7:58pm
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omg thank you for this! This is great! So stinking cool! Wonderful job too, he looks so real icon_biggrin.gif

FlourPots Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 10:31pm
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Wow...I'm blown away!
He looks so good...incredible job!

ginger6361 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 2:05am
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awesome!! I wish more people would do tutorials..

cakeandpartygirl Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 2:31am
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You have done an excellent job yet again!! Thanks for posting all the tutorials that you do!!

krazyb5 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 2:43am
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nice thanks

anamado Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 8:09pm
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Thank you all for your nice comments!

If you'd care to see my "tutorials", you can take a peek here:

BubbleGum machine

It would be wonderful if one of them would inspire you icon_smile.gif

leif Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 2:30pm
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I love all your tutorials! Thanks for this new one!

neelycharmed Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 2:54pm
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A huge THANK YOU!!!
You Rock!!!
I love all your tutorials as well, and they are a great reference to go back to.

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