3D Jukebox Cake

3D Jukebox Cake

2days (after crumb coated)
$380 - $420 (AUD)

Learn how to make a realist 3D Jukebox Cake with working lights!

In this tutorial, Serdar shows you how to make a realistic 3D jukebox with working lights! This cake was Serdar Yener’s contribution the recent ‘I Love 80s’ Cake Collaboration.

What you’ll learn…

  • Principals of planning for maximum detail
  • Achieving a simple wooden look
  • Installing flexible light tubes in to the cake
  • Using sugar chrome nickle accessories
  • Panel coating block cake with chocolate
  • How to make record player turn table

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

Part 1
The Plan
Tools & Materials
Recipes & Ingredients
Coating the Cake
Preparing the Base
Making the Back and Side
Cutting Out the Front Panel
Making the Front Lights Guidance
Sliced Fondant Pattern Technique
Gluing the Panels
Faux Wood Staining
Part 2
Confectionery Glazing & Front Light Prep.
Making the Turntable Area
Installing the Lights
Adding the Light Detailing
Making the Speaker Cover
Making the Other Silver Details
Making the Grill Cover and Front Corners
Making the Final Ornamentation
Final Touches
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
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
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
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
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Spray can
Texturing sheet
For creating texture for speakers
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Sponge cube
For painting wood stain
Edible silver luster dust
For brushing mixed with oil, for spraying mixed with alcohol
Tin strip
For DIY cutter
Small pliers
Zip ties
Flexable LED tube Product link
85cm long
Single LED lights
small 30mm - 35mm
2 x block holder
20cm long

For holding sides straight

Latex Disposable Gloves Shop Online
Disposable food safe thin latex gloves.
Skewers Shop Online
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
15cm for line marking
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
25cm (length) x 25cm (width) x 9mm (thick) coated with brown 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 .
Flat Tray
To keep the cake flat on
A strong flat tray that doesn't bend which is about 2mm or 3mm thick. Can be aluminium or plastic. Should be light in weight.
Recipes & Ingredients

1.2kg mixture
For 75mm x 145mm x 170mm block

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For layering and crumb coat

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


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.
Rolled Fondant

150g green
150g yellow
150g orange
50g red
50g ivory

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

650g black

1300g white

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]


  1. Fabian says:


  2. Tortenfein says:

    PERFECT as always
    And by the way every other cake designer should be proud to have YOU in the team, not other way round.
    Thank you for another great tutorial 🙂

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