3D Diamond Ring Cake

Intermediate
RRP
$320 - $360

Learn how to make a 3D Diamond Ring Cake.

This 3D Diamond Ring Cake tutorial has been requested many times in the past and it’s finally here! Learn how to make a 3D Diamond Ring Cake that sits upright and can be used for many occassions.

 

What you’ll learn…

  • How to make a ring cake construction
  • How to carve a cake into a diamond shape
  • How to airbrush a diamond cake
  • How to make Isomalt gem stones
  • How to make jewellery style ornaments

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 Diamond Ring Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains actual size blueprints as well as guides to roll the fondant and make the decorative ornaments.

Track
Duration
Introduction
4:40
The Construction
6:07
Tools & Materials
4:24
Ingredients & Recipes
2:34
Coating the Ring
19:20
Carving the Diamond - Part 1
5:07
Carving the Diamond - Part 2
13:17
Making the Gems
11:36
Coating the Diamond
10:51
Making the Decorations
10:13
Placing the Decorations
14:19
Airbrushing the Ring
6:02
Airbrushing the Diamond
11:52
Setting the Diamond
2:08
Adding Shine
00:51
Adding the Gems
5:59
Piping Around the Gems
1:38
Enhancing the Base
5:00
Final Thoughts
3:38
Total Duration
2:21:40

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
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Colouring & Painting
  • Airbrush set
  • Gel colours
  • Luster dust
  • Set of brushes
  • Clean sponge cubes
  • Titanium dioxide
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Cellophane Shop Online
For piping cones
Vinyl sheet
For Isomalt gemstones

1mm thick A4 size

Metal cake ring
For construction

5cm high by 25cm diameter

Screws Shop Online
4 x 20mm
Screw driver
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
20 cm
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Hot glue gun
Cake Board
For masking

A temporary board to mask the cake on.

Cake Board
3mm thick by 125mm round cardboard
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
Round 30cm diametre
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 .
Digital Scale
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Pyrex Glass Jug
1 litre
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Aluminium Foil Shop Online
50cm by 50cm
Thicker is preferred.
Velvet cloth
50cm by 50cm
Spray Adhesive Shop Online
Edible Gold Dust

Rolkem Super Gold Dust

Recipes & Ingredients

Round 5cm height by 15cm diameter (500g)

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500g

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Rolled Fondant

500g

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

1 kg

Alcohol

Kirsch, Gin or Votka

Isomalt Shop Online

250g

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
White Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

250g

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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