3D Cruiser Motorcycle Cake

RRP
$700 - $1000

Learn how to make a highly realistic 3D cruiser type motorcycle cake.

Serdar spares no detail on this one, carefully taking you through each and every step to help you create your very own realistic cruiser motorcycle cake. It’s got a working headlight and brake light, and the front wheel can actually turn left and right. Also, when it’s completed, the entire motorcycle can tilt on it’s side just like a real bike on it’s stand! The course material for this tutorial is packed with over 40 pages of blueprints and guides to help you re-create this cake.

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 Cruiser Motorcycle Cake
This PDF document contains 44 pages of blueprints and guides to help you make this cake.

Track
Duration
Part 1
2:27:36
Introduction
2:25
The Plan
15:00
The Construction
16:47
Tools & Materials
7:38
Recipes & Ingredients
8:48
Preparing the Templates
4:32
Making the Parts (Introduction)
2:28
WPS (White Pastillage - Silver Finishing)
1:29:19
Part 2
2:58:57
WPS (continued)
35:47
BP (Black Pastillage)
27:06
WFS (White Fondant - Silver Finishing)
46:09
BMC (Black Modelling Chocolate)
17:45
Final Parts Preparations
30:56
ISO (Isomalt)
20:54
Part 3
1:04:49
All the Parts Organized
3:41
Spraying Silver Parts
5:41
Shaping the Cake
27:12
Coating the Cake
8:43
Making the Mud Guards
19:14
Part 4
2:35:07
Final Preparations for Assembly
13:55
Modelling the Petrol Tank
7:41
Airbrushing
7:31
Assembling the Back Wheel
15:16
Assembling the Side Parts
32:13
Assembling the Front Fork
17:20
Assembling the Foot Rest, Petrol Tank & Seats
19:31
Assembling the Handle Bars, Dashboard & Lights
29:32
Final Touches
3:28
Tilting It!
4:28
Final Thoughts
3:01
Total Duration
9:06:30

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
Drill Set Shop Online
8mm, 6mm, 4mm
A power drill along with a set of drill bits and screwdriving bits. Preferably cordless.
Vice Grip
Hammer
Metal Saw
Pop Rivet Gun
2 x 12mm Rivets
Wrench Set Shop Online
7/16 or 12 Size x 2
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
Round Nozzle Set Shop Online
Set of Knives Shop Online
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Craft Knife Shop Online
Pizza Cutter Shop Online
Preferably large, stable and sharp.
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Set of Scrapers
Soft and Hard
Pushing Objects
Variations of square and round.
Ruler
Square Wooden Stick
For pushing straight lines.
Round Wooden Stick
2 x 25mm by 150mm
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Smooth and textured.
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Set of Pliers Shop Online
Small - For making a cutter.
Marking Pen
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Starch
Preferably with small holes.
Plastic Egg Mould

If unable to find a plastic one, a boiled egg can be used.

Small Brush in Egg White
Water Spray Bottle
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Cold Spray Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Gnocchi Roller
Paper Holder
Aluminium Flat Stripe
1m (length) by 5cm (width) by 3mm (thick)
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
65cm by 30 cm
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 .
Screws Shop Online
3 X 1/4" (thick) 75mm (length)
Nuts
9 X Matching size to fit screws
S/S Hinge
N/Mort 65mm
Cellophane Shop Online
Plastic File Seperators
Used to make templates
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
3mm (thickness)
2 Wooden Sticks
9mm (thickness)
Skewers Shop Online
4mm
Cake Pop Sticks
Tracing Wheel
Tin Strip
To make a cutter
Styrofoam Block Shop Online
2 x Single Remote Control LED Light
Aluminium Foil Shop Online
Small Piece
Thicker is preferred.
Plastic Bag
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Burnt orange, red, dark brown
Edible Silver Spray
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Edible Pearl Dust Shop Online
With clear alcohol (gin, vodka or kirsch)
Recipes & Ingredients

2 X 20mm (thickness) by 280mm (length) by 220mm (width). Recipe can be adjusted for a total of 1500g to be able to make 2 of the above.

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]

350g for layering the two sponges. 800g for masking.

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]

Rolled Fondant

1000g black, 1000g yellow, 1200g white.

1400g White (preferably grey to allow easier silver coating), 200g 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]

2000g Black

Modeling chocolate, also called chocolate leather, plastic chocolate or candy clay, is a chocolate paste made by melting chocolate and combining it with corn syrup, glucose syrup, or golden syrup. Primarily used by upscale...[read more]

Little bit for filling, and gluing.

Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from egg white and icing sugar (mix or pure). A little addition of an acidic substance like lemon juice, citric acid or cream of tartar, the texture of the icing can be improved....[read more]

Isomalt Shop Online

1 Cup (Only a little is needed but a cup allows for a little depth for dipping)

Isomalt is a sugar substitute, a type of sugar alcohol, used primarily for its sugar-like physical properties. It has only a small impact on blood sugar levels and does not promote tooth decay, i.e. is tooth-friendly. Isomalt is widely used for the production of sugar-free candy, especially hard-boiled candy, because it resists crystallisation much better than the standard combinations of sucrose and corn syrup. It is used in sugar sculpture for the same reason. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isomalt

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