How to Create a Cupcake in Cinema 4D

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a tasty looking cupcake inside of Cinema 4D.  We will start out by modeling the cupcake wrapper, muffin bit, and the frosting!  Then I’ll show you how you can animate the cupcake getting frosted by using the Mograph Module.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!

Here’s my previous tutorial on How to Morph Between Splines in Cinema 4D


  1. Hey EJ,
    I’m brand new to C4d and absolutely hooked on your tutorials. They are absolutely essential learning for anyone like me coming from traditional graphic design to motion.
    I followed this tutorial and it looks great, but when I render, I still get a fairly blocky polygon shape on the muffin section (everything else if fine). It looks smooth in the build but absolutely terrible when outputted.
    I have the cube in a Subdivision surface… I have also tried putting a Phong tag on both the cube and the Subdivision surface but nothing works.

    Any ideas?

    Thanking you in advance!



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