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Anime Cake Tutorial by pirateking42 Anime Cake Tutorial by pirateking42
FAQ:

1. Do I need a source image?
No, you can draw anything you want directly onto the rice paper. If you were going to do that, I would just skip the rice paper and draw directly onto the cake with icing. ;)

2. Can I make an image that is bigger than one sheet of paper?
Yes! You will just need one piece of rice paper per sheet of paper. My Spike cake was 4 sheets big (2 sheets X 2 sheets). Then line them up on the cake and continue like normal.

3. What is rice paper/wafer paper and where can I get it?
Wafer Paper also called Rice Paper is an edible starch based confection that can be airbrushed or easily cut into desired shapes. It is slightly flexible, but is not designed for printer use. (Source [link])

Where to get it is a harder question to answer. In my area (PA, USA) they don't have it at the big chain stores (like Joann Fabric/Michael's Craft).
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The store I used to get it from, is no longer is carrying it. :(
Check your phone book for something that has cake/bakery/candy supplies, and ask around.
You can also get it online. I recently, ordered a bundle from Country Kitchen SweetArt. Wafer Paper-Rectangle-8 x 11"
100 pages for $15.80. It came within a week and was shrink wrapped with an expiration date.
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When you do find it; buy a bundle. It store it in a dry place. I keep it in a ziplock bag. Then you don't have to run around, and find it again for each cake.

4. Help! My people are PINK! How do you make such a nice flesh tones?
I use Wilton (concentrated gel) Ivory Icing Color. Start out with just a tiny dab – the tip of a toothpick – in white icing, and see if you need to work in a little more. Since it is concentrated, work in a tiny bit at a time.

5. My red keeps ending up PINK?!?
I hate making Red and Black icing. If you only need a small amount of Red (<2 inches), Mix a small amount of white icing (1-3 tsp) with red food coloring. It will still take a lot of food coloring, but add it slowly – you don’t want the icing to get watery. If I need more than 2 inches of red, I just buy the prepared stuff in the tubes.
I also buy all my Black icing in tubes. It’s easier than ending up with a discolored off brown mess from mixing it myself. HAHA.
I find the tube icing is easier to work with if it is a little warmer than room temperature. I keep it in my pocket for a while before I need it.

NOTE: Even though the red and black are already in neat little tubes, I always transfer the icing to a ziploc bag to work.

6. Does my background have to be white?
No, You can make it any color you want, I just find that white provides a nice contrast to the colors of my image. Bear in mind, if you do a darker colored background and the image contains a lot of white, the dark background may show though.

Remember Icing can cover Icing, if you mess up something, just color over it again with the correct color!

I would also like to point out that you will most likely be consuming this artwork later, so keeping your area and hands clean should be pretty obvious.

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This is my first tutorial, so please tell me if I missed anything or there are typos, etc...

Any questions or comments not addressed in the tutorial or FAQ, please feel free to ask!

I know my anime cakes will loose some of their magic when everyone realizes how easy they are to make, but it is worth it to see the awesome cakes that will be made by others.

If you use my tutorial, I would love to see your cake! Send me a link or note.

.... and it was Delicious

Frau Cake: [link]

Frau 07-Ghost © Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara
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:iconrizakiryu:
RizaKiryu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is an idea I have to do for my birthday. I have a question. Would the pencil cause poisoning or can you use some other drawing utensil to draw with?
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HellRaisingWolfKat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Haha! I know what Imma practice for my bday in September!!!! XD This looks so cool and my mom used to make wedding cakes and stuff at Sea World in FL, USA. ^.^ Imma ask her for help and try this! This is awesome! But instead of pictures, could I link a video? :3 I'm thinking that video-ing would be easier for me and I can just link my channel. But I'll probably post pics anyway. -ranting now, so sorry-
But thank you so much for this tutorial!!!!
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Iloveallanimals777 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thx so much for the tutoral! I made a fairy tail cake using this and it looks yummy!~~ Now, im all fired up to do another one!! smill - Natsu 1
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pirateking42 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
That is so awesome! :highfive: I'd love to see pics!
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Iloveallanimals777 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I'll try my best to post it asap
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Skittyluva Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I DONT WANNA EAT HIM BUT HE LOOKS SO TASTY
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Shiro-chan-Tard96 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Where do you get rice paper? ;o
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:iconpirateking42:
pirateking42 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
You may find it at your local craft store. Mine doesn't carry it anymore - So I got a pack online from [link]
:D
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CynthiaV33 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
do you eat the rice paper??
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:iconpirateking42:
pirateking42 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Yep! It's edible. Doesn't really have any flavor to it.
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:iconcynthiav33:
CynthiaV33 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
thats so awesome! you should do a darker than black or d gray man cake that would be super badass :D
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:iconpirateking42:
pirateking42 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I haven't watched those shows yet. ;)
But I did make a Facebones cake that was pretty brutal: [link]
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:iconcynthiav33:
CynthiaV33 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
i know im a bother >.< but do u have a youtube channle showing u how to do it?? im not good at reading instructions
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pirateking42 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Sorry there is no video. This pirate likes to be behind the camera, not in front of it. haha. Good luck.
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks deliciously easy and fun!
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:iconpirateking42:
pirateking42 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
You should do it! :D
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:iconheartlessinu:
HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That I shall do!
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KoreyUchiha Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
podria poner la instrucciones escritas en español o al menos escritas como comentario porque en realidad quiero intentar hacer el pastel pero no se me da mucho el ingles
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pirateking42 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
No hablo bien español. Tango direcsoines puedo enviar usted en el nota si eso ayudaría. Puede tratar de traducirlos.

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My Spanish it not good. I have the directions. I can send them to you in a note, if that would help. You can try to translate them.
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mizuhana100 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great tutorial! iv been inspired to make a cake with castor on it! frau is awesome too!
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:iconpirateking42:
pirateking42 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
That would be awesome! send me the link when you do it. :D
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mizuhana100 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
k! it might take me a while to get it done tho lol
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panda-chan-x3 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Nice tutorial!
I might use it sometime soon ^^.
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:iconpirateking42:
pirateking42 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Send me a link when you do! I wanna see! :D
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panda-chan-x3 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Sure, I will.
Just have to figure out when I have time :P
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TheMockingBird Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
This might be the very coolest thing I've ever seen...I can't wait for my lil' brother's birthday! lol Thanks for this!
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AndreaOfTheLand Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Just saw you Offdensen pie over on LJ and wanted to say here that RICE PAPER IS A FREAKING BRILLIANT IDEA! there. that is all.

Also, this one looks great too <3 favs for future ref
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pirateking42 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Glad I could help :)
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MidnightRocker2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
that is sweet!!!!!!!!!!!! ^^
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mangatomboy350 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student General Artist
oooohhh...rice paper...never thought of that. your a smart cookie!
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:iconpirateking42:
pirateking42 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
I like cookies. :-D
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:iconmangatomboy350:
mangatomboy350 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Student General Artist
lol....who doesn't. (^_^)
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ElectrikPinkPirate Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
That is the most awesomest tutorial ever :omg:
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:iconpirateking42:
pirateking42 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Thanks! It was the most delicious tutorial I ever made. ;)
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sfprincess Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
What an excellent tutorial! It's still quite time-consuming, so I don't think everyone will be hopping on the bandwagon and stealing your thunder ;). I'd like to give it a try sometime.

HOWEVER! I think you may have told me this before, but is it okay to eat the pencil lead?
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:iconpirateking42:
pirateking42 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
Yes! :) That much graphite wont hurt you.... Or I'd be dead already. HAHA.
Yeah it is time consuming. It takes me about 3 hours minimum for just the icing part.
I look forward to your cake ;)
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sfprincess Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Haha, alright. I'll take your word for it! :)
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