3D Barbeque Cake

Advanced
2-3 Days
RRP
$650-$690 (AUD)

Learn how to make a 3D Barbeque Cake.

Barbequing is part of the lifestyle in many countries, especially over here in Australia. Families and friends very often get together in their backyards or at public parks and create memories around a barbeque. I’ve had a special request to make a particular barbeque on wheels as a 3D cake and I decided to create a tutorial for it. Hope you enjoy this one and learn something from it.

What you will learn…

  • Construction on a 4 wheel stand
  • Hidden construction to carry attachments
  • Creating a 45 degree open, standing, heavy sugar lid
  • Realistic sugar charcoal
  • Realistic food on barbeque grill

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.
3D Barbeque Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:22:25
Introduction
3:08
Tools & Materials
7:44
Recipes & Ingredients
2:35
Making the Lid
12:52
Making the Grill
6:49
Cutting Pastillage "Wood" Pieces
2:08
Making the Lower Tray
4:10
Making the Food
2:57
Shaping the Cake
10:12
Crumb Coating the Cake
5:02
Crust Coating the Cake
3:49
Preparing the Stand
4:21
Constructing the Stand
3:09
Making the Stand Food Safe
1:24
Putting the Cake on the Stand
6:29
Coating Cake with Ganache
2:05
Day 1 - Summary
2:36
Part 2
50:08
Day 2 - Fondant Coating the Cavity
3:42
Fondant Coating the Lid
5:47
Fondant Coating the Cake
8:06
Airbrushing the Food
6:43
Creating a Wood Look
2:46
Making the Stand Legs
9:46
Making the Tray Supports
3:38
Adding Final Touches
3:55
Glazing
1:55
Final Thoughts
2:05
Total Duration
2:12:33

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
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Rolling & Coating
  • Set of PVC pipes (30mm to 40mm thick, 40cm & 20cm long)
  • Rolling pin (30cm long)
  • Powder shaker (Filled with starch)
  • Needle or pin (to pop air bubbles)
  • Perfections strips
  • Fondant smoother
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Ruler
Pool hose
15cm
Nozzle
5mm round
Dowel
2 x 4mm by 36cm long
Colours
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Round bowl
165mm round, dome shape
Polystyrene block
3cm high by 13cm diameter (round)
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
Threaded Rod (8mm) Shop Online
4 x 165mm for legs / 2 x 175mm for internal holders
M8 nuts
20 x small / 2 x long connectors
Plier
Galvanise wire
3mm 2 x 10cm

to connect the lid to internal holders

Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick 35cm round Covered with Green Velvet and coated with Cellophane
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 .
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick 150mm round both side laminated with white thin cardboard
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

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1500g

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1200g

A thick sugar paste, similar to gum paste, that can be molded into different shapes and forms. When dried, it is hard and brittle. Unlike gum paste, pastillage dries much quicker and stronger. Made with gelatine, water...[read more]

Rolled Fondant

1kg Red
700g Black

A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.
Dark Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

300g

Compound chocolate is a product made from a combination of cocoa, vegetable fat, and sweeteners. It is used as a lower-cost alternative to true chocolate, as it uses less-expensive hard vegetable fats such as coconut oil or palm kernel oil in place of the more expensive cocoa butter. It may also be known as 'compound coating' or 'chocolatey coating' when used as a coating for candy.

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