3D Galleon Ship Cake

Educational Value: This is a rating from 1 to 5 that we decide based on how much educational value we think this video tutorial provides. 5 being the most.5
Production Time: Approximately how long it will take to make this item. 4 Days
Number of Servings: Approximately how many people this item will serve according to the size shown in the video. 60 - 80
RRP: This is our 'Recommended Retail Price'. In other words, this is approximately how much you could sell this item for. $1200 - $1500

Learn how to make a realistic 3D Galleon/Pirate Ship Cake.

“Ahoy, Mateys!” Watch Chef Yener as he creates this amazing 3D Galleon/Pirate Ship Cake and walks you through every step of the way so that you can make it too! This lengthy tutorial is jam packed with full of tips and techniques like how to make realistic sails, how to create a wooden texture, how to create the decorative balustrades, how to make the ocean waves, ropes, masts, crows nests, and plenty more! The course material also includes blueprints for a smaller size ship. This cake could also be made as a 3D Pirate Ship 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.
Large 3D Galleon Ship Cake Course Material (60 - 80 Servings)
This PDF document contains full size blueprints and guides for the cake shown in the tutorial. If you want to make a smaller cake, please download the 'Small' course material PDF.
Small 3D Galleon Ship Cake Course Material (30 - 40 Servings)
This PDF document contains smaller size blueprints and guides for the cake shown in the tutorial.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:49:11
Introduction
1:55
The Plan
4:02
Introducing the Parts in Groups
10:52
Tools & Materials
4:54
Ingredients & Recipes
3:41
Making the Sails
14:29
Making the Decks
10:22
Introducing the Decorative Parts
2:36
Making the Parts
5:07
Making the Balcony Posts
4:44
Making the Balustrades
7:04
Making the Crows Nests
3:14
Making the Rest of the Decorations
4:06
Explaining How Much Cake to Bake
4:59
First Coat on the Sides of the Decks
4:08
Coating the Hull
16:26
Painting the Hull
5:50
Part 2
1:10:37
Adding Trimmings to the Hull
5:09
Placing the Hull on the Board
4:47
Placing the Main Deck on the Hull
2:23
Cutting Out Windows
1:08
Piping the Window Frames
2:18
Assembling the Deck
9:32
Coating the Masts
15:09
Adding the Cannons, Balustrades & Stairs
8:08
Adding Gold Trimmings
5:54
Adding the Balcony Posts
2:26
Decorating the Balcony Posts
2:29
Assembling the Lamps
2:11
Making More Trimmings
8:43
Part 3
56:33
Cleaning the Sails
2:46
Airbrushing the Sails
2:38
Connecting the Sails to the Masts
4:32
Tying on the Rope Ladders
6:03
Tying on the Sails
14:09
Making the Waves and Additional Decorations
13:53
Adding Foam to the Waves
3:53
Final Thoughts
4:15
Total Duration
3:56:22

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
Cleaning & Storing
  • Wet and dry hand towels
  • Zip locked plastic sandwich bags (2 sizes)
  • Table brush
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
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)
Gluing & Joining
  • Water spray
  • Egg white
  • Compound chocolate
  • Small brushes
  • Cold spray
Piping
  • Disposable piping bags
  • Cellophane sheets
Tweezers
Serrated Tracing Wheel Shop Online
Skewers Shop Online
4mm thick, 30cm long
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Elastic chord
Black or silver
Round Nozzle Set Shop Online
00, 4mm, 8mm, 14mm
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
30mm, 35mm
Fluorescent light covers
Corrugated PVC roof
Long object with sharp corners
Long threaded rod pieces
3 thicknesess (M8, M10, M12), each 20cm long
Threaded Rod (6mm) Shop Online
3 pieces (65cm, 72cm, 62cm)
Threaded rod that is 6mm in diametre. Measurement can also be referred to as M6.
Hexagonal Nut (6mm) Shop Online
x 6
Pool hose
20cm long
Perfection Strips Shop Online
2 x 4mm
Used to roll dough (fondant, pastillage etc.) to an even thickness.
Large Chinese chopsticks
45cm long
Large Straws Shop Online
3 x larger than M6 threaded rod
Usually for thick drinks like shakes and smoothies.
Starch bed

Large deep tray filled with starch

Soft flower foam pad
Set of Pliers Shop Online
Wrench Set Shop Online
M6
Wire cutter
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
2cm x 60cm x 30cm - Blue
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
Mud cake

3 x 5cm(height) x 50cm(length) X 16cm(width) layered with ganache.

1kg 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]

Dark Chocolate Wikipedia

500g for crust coat

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.

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]

Cocoa Powder Wikipedia
Cocoa Powder (cocoa solids) is a mixture of many substances remaining after cocoa butter is extracted from cacao beans. When sold as an end product, it may also be called cocoa, and cacao. In contrast, the fatty component of chocolate is cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is 50% to 57% of the weight of cocoa beans and gives chocolate its characteristic melting properties.Cocoa solids are one of the richest sources of flavanol antioxidants. They are a key ingredient of chocolate, chocolate syrup, and chocolate confections.
Rolled fondant

2.5kg brown
1kg blue
500g egg yellow

Gum paste

1.5kg medium brown
1kg blackish brown
500g white

1.5kg cream

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]

15 Comments

  • Profile photo of Detail

    Good Morning Serdar and Serkan. I am in the middle of preparing to recreate this cake. I am so enthusiastic now. Thanks to your tutorials I was already able to recreate cakes that I would have never imagined possible. Your guidance makes everything possible and that’s a talent within a talent.
    As I was looking through the course material, another tutorial came back to me and I was wondering if it would be possible to use gelatine leaves for the windows and other glass imitation components of the ship? I remember you also saying that gelatine tends to soak up humidity, so that make me hesitate.
    Also, being that I am all new to this I don’t have an air gun. Would I be able to use a little spray bottle or use brushes with a mix of powder and gel colours to recreate realistic colours? That’s what I have been doing thus far, however on much smaller components than this…

    • Profile photo of Serdar Yener

      Good day Detail, yes definitely you can use gelatine leaves which have that quilt looking texture. Don’t worry about the humidity. Using only luster colors with a brush is good but don’t mix with gel colors. Good luck. I can’t wait to see the pictures.

  • Profile photo of ChristyHorner

    THANK YOU, for posting this!! I have a Captain Morgan Galleon Ship to recreate in just a few weeks and this was just perfect timing. I also have to transport the cake 4 hours in a car, then another 1.25 via ferry, THEN on a golf cart! I guess you could say I’m a little nervous! lol
    I’ll post photos, once it’s complete!

    Thanks again, chef!

  • Profile photo of Meena bhatt

    Hello Chef Serdar, just completed watching this tutorial… I am short of words to express sir !! I feel God has sent you for all of us following your tutorials.Awesome cake , explained with every detail so beautifully making the most complex ideas into simpler techniques… love you Chef you’re my inspiration and because of you today I am what I am all because of you … God Bless you and keep you in good health always. This cake will definitely be made for my sons 12th birthday very soon with a little bit of twist relating to pirates !! I made the chocolate magnolia cake just recently for my other sons graduation and it turned out beautiful … I pray I get to see you some day and just hug you tight and thank you.

  • Profile photo of ConnieCherry

    Thanks you again for such a terrific tutorial and for being willing to share your vast knowledge with us!WOW!! I am left speechless with this tutorial. Thanks NonaC

  • Profile photo of liz martin

    Simply stunning, amazing :)

  • Profile photo of Francisco Da Silva

    Hi, from France.
    Just want to say thanks to you for surprising me and i think most of your followers with your amazing creations.
    Thanks.

  • Profile photo of Marwatakita

    Oh my god I speechless it’s amazing
    Thank you for making this video

  • Profile photo of 671127

    Oh my goodness! It’s a beauty!!!
    I can’t wait for this tutorial too!
    Thank You ! Amazing job!

  • Profile photo of Fabian

    WOW! I haven’t been here in a while, and LOOK at what I’ve been missing out on! Chef, you cease to amaze me with your one-of-a kind and very unique tutorials! Thank you again for sharing your God-given talents! I’m looking forward to this one, as well…but I have A LOT of catching up to do FIRST! This is, by far… the BEST cake website out there! Congratulations to you, Chef Serdar! Cheers!

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