3D Concrete Truck Cake

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Learn how to make a 3D Concrete Truck Cake with a spinning barrel!

In this tutorial, Serdar will show you how to make a 3D Concrete Truck Cake with a very special effect. A turning barrel! That’s right…the barrel of the concrete truck actually turns just like a real concrete truck! A spinning barrel gives this cake a wow factor and certainly makes the event the cake is for, much more memorable. This cake needs very precise and careful planning. Let’s get started!

What you’ll learn…

  • Creating a 3D cake with a moving part using a battery-powered motor.
  • Making a Pastillage 3 piece barrel shape object.
  • Building a truck trailer with no non-food support.
  • Installing a motor to Pastillage with strong hold.

Please note: To make the barrel turn, Serdar uses a Tamiya Dynamic Model Educational 4-Speed Worm Gearbox H.E. Set 72008. If the link to the product does not work, please search Google for the item.

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 Concrete Truck Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:19:14
Introduction
1:41
Tools & Materials
7:41
Recipes & Ingredients
1:03
Sandwiching the Cake
8:01
Shaping the Pastillage Parts
6:20
Making the Wheels
6:04
Making the Rear Pastillage Parts
6:23
Glueing the Pastillage Parts
4:07
Making the Discharge Chute
2:26
Designing the Drum Moulds
8:27
Making the Drum Templates
4:03
Rolling Pastillage for the Drum
6:32
Connecting the Pastillage to the Moulds
4:26
Making the Drum End Pieces
7:09
Making the Electric Motor Spacer
3:56
Part 2
1:40:31
Making the Exhaust Pipe
3:49
Making the Bumper Bars & Front Details
6:13
Making the Mud Guards
2:51
Crust Coating the Cake
5:01
Cutting Out the Wheel Arches
2:31
Coating Cake with Ganache & Black Fondant
5:16
Coating with White Fondant
3:04
Coating with Yellow Pastillage
2:12
Cutting Out the Lower Cabin
7:34
Cutting Out the Windows
4:57
Adding the Door Lines
1:19
Making the Mirrors
3:09
Glueing the Drum Parts
3:54
DAY 3 - Making Undercarriage Details
7:07
Spraying with Silver Luster
0:46
Connecting the Tray to the Cabin
2:31
Installing the Wheels with Mud Guards
4:51
Glueing the Drum Rear Support
7:56
Adding the Drum Detailing
2:00
Glueing the Drum Assembly
2:26
Adding the Pastillage Parts
15:32
Final Thoughts
3:38
Total Duration
2:59:46

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
Planning & Templates
  • Flipchart sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • Semi transparent silicon baking sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • White cellophane sheets (70cm x 50cm, on side matt)
  • Basic stationary (pencils, marker pens, ruler etc.)
  • Semi transparent plastic file separators
  • Plastic sleeves
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Cold Spray Shop Online
Egg white and small brush
PVC foil
Enough to make 2 coins and 1 ring for the barrel
Tamiya Dynamic Model Educational 4-Speed Worm Gearbox H.E. Set 72008 Link to Item on Ebay
Please search Amazon or Ebay for item if link has expired
Craft Wire
2mm thick by 20cm long
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
16mm thick by 60cm length by 20cm width coated with Black Velvet
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 .
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Surgical Gloves
Edible marker pen set
Recipes & Ingredients
Rolled Fondant

1kg Black
700g White

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

300g White
1kg Yellow
400 g Black

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]

1kg

A moist and rich chocolate mud cake aerated with baking powder and soda bicarbonate. A very dark and dense mud cake which contains a lot of chocolate and cocoa powder with a touch of coffee powder. Years ago wedding cakes...[read more]

1kg

Chocolate ganache is nothing but pure chocolate melted with a generous amount of boiling fresh cream. This smooth airless chocolate cream makes a lot of things possible. A benefit of chocolate ganache is that the high...[read more]

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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