3D CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE Cake Tutorial

Intermediate

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
Green
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
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to make 2x
5 cm high
20cm x 30cm sponge

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800g

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Rolled Fondant

1kg white

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

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