Downloadable Course Material
If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Tiger on a Rock Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains blueprints and guides to help you make this cake.
While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video.
Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've
discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets,
and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used
in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Long rectangular solid object
With sharp corners to push straight indents.
Minimum of 8 pieces recommended.
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Preferably with small holes.
Needle or Pin
Serdar often uses a needle or a pin to remove air bubbles from underneath the fondant when coating a cake. They can also be used to pick up very small objects when decorating.
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Ceramic plate or aluminium tray
40cm by 30cm (at least 9mm thick)
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric
Recipes & Ingredients
This hard margarine is a type of vegetable shortening used to make puff pastry and other pastries. While you might find a similar product from a supermarket, it would probably be quite costly. It is recommended to be purchased from a wholesaler. Here are a couple of links to 2 Australian wholesalers. Frutex
1 x 4cm by 30cm by 12cm
1 x 4cm by 34cm by 12cm
Both used to carve rocks. Cake paste will be made from off-cuts.
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