Octonaut’s Cake – How to make Quasi

Next for our Octonaut Cake tutorials is Quasi

Start by rolling a ball of orange fondant (mixed with a hardening agent) or gum/sugarpaste for the head.

Roll out your black and cut out a small circle using a cutter or straw. Cut the circle in half. Using a paintbrush, slightly indent one of the semi circles.

Roll out more black and cut out a thin strip for the eye patch.

Attach the eye patch and eye to the head with some edible glue or water

Add two yellow balls and a smaller red ball for the nose/mouth

Roll out two orange triangles for the ears and stick a thin yellow triangle on top. Attach to the head.

Using an edible marker, mark on the ‘cheek dots’ (ha – my new made-up word!!)

For the hat, cut out a thick circle of blue

Using a ball tool, indent the centre of the circle

Roll out a triangle and attach that to the hat.

Using a fine paintbrush or toothpick, draw on the Octonaut ‘octopus’ shape on top of the hat. Also dot on the eye.

Roll out an orange oval for the body. Add a yellow oval (cut at the top) to the body.

Roll out some blue fondant into a small L shape for the boot. Flatten the bottom of the boot and using a ball tool, mark in the top of the shoe for where the leg will go.

Roll out orange sausages for the legs and attach to the boots

Attach the legs to the cake

Attach the body to the legs (I also added a ‘collar’ to the body like I did for Peso)

Roll out two sausages for the arms. Using a knife, make an indent for the hands and flatten the other side.

Attach one to the body and then attach the other around the giant letter (or, if you don’t have giant letters, just attach both arms in the same way)

Attach the head and Voila!


On a side note – there wont be any posts for the next two weeks while my husband and I take a child-free holiday to Bali 🙂

…did I mention it was a CHILD FREE holiday?!!!! Very exciting 🙂

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9 Responses to Octonaut’s Cake – How to make Quasi

  1. Hum August 19, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    I have never decorated a cake in my life and decided to make an octanouts cale for my son and my nephews! This tutorial has been amazing!! So easy to follow and the tips are are so helpful! Youve helped make three little boys very happy!!!!

    • BronnieBakes Admin August 19, 2012 at 9:16 am #

      Oh that is so wonderful to hear!


  2. rebecca pezzutti October 14, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Thank you so much for this great tutorial. My quasi turned out very well thanks to your simple photos and fantastic generosity 🙂

    • BronnieBakes Admin October 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

      Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment 🙂


  3. Lorraine August 17, 2014 at 2:59 am #

    Hi, I have made all three of the octonauts figures and I am delighted with them. Didn’t know where to start before I visited your web page. Thanks so much. Your tutorial is excellent.

    • BronnieBakes Admin August 18, 2014 at 10:36 am #

      Thanks Lorraine – that is wonderful to hear! I’m glad it is all going so well


  4. Kathleen McKeown April 4, 2017 at 4:04 am #

    Hi hope you don’t mind me asking,but is it possible for you to give weight of each piece?
    I know that’s a lot to ask but along with your excellent tutorials that would help me immensely.
    I’m hopeless at getting the right amount .

    Kind regards,


    • BronnieBakes Admin April 4, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

      thanks for the lovely comment! I made that tutorial a while back so unfortunately cannot remember the weights. It is a tough one! Depends on how big you want your figurines and how big the cake is so it can be hard to have a set weight.


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