Learn how to make a lying down 3D Champagne Bottle Cake.

A lot of times, there are situations where someone needs a sophisticated or detailed cake but may not have the budget or time to make it happen. This is where the simple solution of having the cake lying down rather than standing up, makes it a lot easier for the cake maker and a lot cheaper for the customer.

This weeks cake tip is a perfect example of this solution. To make a 3D Champagne Bottle standing up, is quite the challenge. The bottle needs to be very straight on the sides so it doesn’t look like its tilted, and and of course, there’s also internal support involved. Having the bottle lie down on the board instantly makes everything easier and this simple solution can be applied to many other cake ideas.

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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 Champagne Bottle Cake Tutorial
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.
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
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
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
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Liquid Food Colours Shop Online
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Hot Glue Gun
To fix the ribbon on board
Gold Foil
15cm x 20cm
Cellophane Shop Online
Marker Pen
File Dividers
Plastic and semi transparent
Used to cut templates.
Gold Ribbon
Organza / 2 inch wide / with wire
Dimensional fabric paint in tube
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Water Spray Bottle
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Soft Scraper
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
30cm x 50cm x 9mm MDF coated with black velvet and cellophane sheet
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

2 x 700g = 1400g
to make 2x
5 cm high
20cm x 30cm sponge

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Rolled Fondant

1kg white

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


  • I loved making this cake, I made it for my sons 30th birthday your tutorial was so good Yener, thank you.

  • Hi Yener, where can I get the label for the bottle please? What size are they? Thank you.

    • Hi Nancy, for this tutorial, we did not provide a label in the downloadable course material. Please search for your desired label online. The label should be around 10cm by 13cm (approximately). Thank you

  • amazes me how beautiful and easily you make things, paying so much attention to detail, thank you again from a novice baker thats feeling inspired.

  • Hi thanks so much for the helpful tutorial. The printer used to make the paper logo, is this the same printer used to make the transfer for white chocolate figures for your “Frozen” theme cake? Would like to invest in a printer but was hoping there was one that would do both. I guess edible toner is used for the sugar print and coloured cocoa butter for the chocolate transfers?
    Thanks again for your kindness in making these videos

    • Same printer can print on sugar sheet or chocolate transfer sheet with same edible ink. Find the empty cartridge first and look for printer later . Recommend Brother because it has fixed location for cartridges

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