3D Cruiser Yacht Cake

3D Cruiser Yacht Cake

$600 - $700

Learn how to make a 3D Cruiser Yacht Cake.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a realistic 3D Cruiser Yacht Cake.

What you’ll learn…

  • Proportional boat planning from multiple pictures
  • Carving a boat’s body as multiple simple pieces
  • Multi-layer boat building with separators
  • Simple boat upholstery
  • Panel coating for boats
  • Creating foam and waves

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 Yacht Cake Course Material
This PDF contains blueprints and templates to help you with this cake.

Part 1
The Plan
Tools and Materials
Recipes and Ingredients
Carving & Shaping the Cake
Adding a Chocolate Coat
Final Masking
Coating with Black Fondant
Making the Decks
Painting the Deck
Part 2
Assembling the Boat
Coating the Hull
Adding Details
Safety Precautions
Making the Rails
Adding Foam and Wake
Final Thoughts
Total Duration

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
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Corrugated Cardboard
For using in between layers
Great for placing sugar items to dry. Easy to move around.
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
For rails (optional)
Small pliers
With round tips
Threaded rod
15mm (diametre) by 20cm (length)

To make wooden floor markings.

Craft Knife Shop Online
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients

2200g mixture
Baked in two 20mm high rectangular or square slab

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 to be used in between and 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

800g dark blue
500g white
400g black

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


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 and...[read more]


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]

Dark Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia


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.


  1. schnabeline says:

    Too late I’ve seen your course. I made our new boat for my husband’s birthday. It was so difficult!
    I needed your tips and tricks. Too bad that I can not show you a picture here.
    Greetings from Vienna (and now from our boat in Croatia)
    Regina Schnabel

  2. wints says:

    Hi can’t download pdf template just get error on page? Thanks

  3. jeg85 says:

    This yacht looks amazing! Thank you so much Mr Yener! I have 2 questions..
    For the brown color for the decks, did you add gel food color to water or food grade alcohol?
    Also, where can I find those black cake boards that you use?

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Just use gel colours or powder clours and water. the is self made. MDF covered with velvet. Please watch my free video about it

      1. jeg85 says:

        Not the prepared velvet board, I was referring to the black boards that you prepare and coat the cakes on?

        1. jeg85 says:

          In Part 1 at the 19:00 minute mark you can see the boards that I’m talking about. They’re round and black. Where can I find these?

          1. Serdar Yener says:

            They are just round perspex 3mm discs. When we had a pastry shop I ordered specially to present round cakes in display fridge. Maybe you have to search plastic cake boards

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