3D Matryoshka Doll Cake

Intermediate
30 Servings
RRP
$300 - $330

Learn how to make a 3D Matryoshka Doll cake.

Today you will be learning a very simple 3D cake. It is a standing, very round and very symmetrical shape. I am talking about a Matryoshka Doll. Matryoshka dolls, also known as Babushka dolls, stacking dolls, nesting dolls, Russian tea dolls, or Russian dolls, are a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. Any 3D cake, no matter how simple, still needs to have a number of chosen methods and steps to be done properly. Let me show you my way to create a 3D Matryoshka Doll cake.

Downloadable Course Material

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3D Matryoshka Doll Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Introduction
0:47
The Method
4:17
The Construction
5:40
Tools & Materials
3:15
Recipes & Ingredients
2:25
Shaping the Cake
9:36
Crust Coating with Dark Chocolate
3:25
Putting the Halves Together
2:19
Final Ganache Coat
0:43
Coating Underneath Fondant
9:57
Coating Outer Fondant
9:40
Cutting Out Fondant
7:59
Making the Eyes
6:59
Piping Decorations
5:46
Adding the Leaves & Flowers
6:50
Painting Gold
3:21
Final Thoughts
3:11
Total Duration
1:28:21

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
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
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
Round Cutter Set 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
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Scraper
Soft and flexible
Cellophane Shop Online
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
Gold
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 .
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
25cm long
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Nuts
4 x M10 size
Bubble tea (large) plastic straws
To protect cake touching the threaded rod
Flat plastic container lid

To cut a large washer to hold the cake weight as internal support

Heavy duty scissors

To cut the lid

Wrench Set Shop Online
Gold luster
Mix with oil to brush paint
Recipes & Ingredients

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Rolling fondant

900g Red
200g Black
100g Skin
50g Orange
30g White
50g Green
20g Blue
20g Yellow

Dark Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

400g

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.
White Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

200g

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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