3D Name Cake

3D Name Cake


Learn how to make a cake with someones name in a graffiti style of overlapping block letters and how to give it a 3D effect.

Chef Yener shows a simple and very personalized cake idea where you can turn anyone’s name into a 3D 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.
3D Name Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains cake templates for every letter of the alphabet, numbers 0 to 9, as well as ‘?’, ‘&’ and ‘!’. These templates can be cut out and used to cut cakes in the shape of letters to make a 3D name/word cake.
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
Set of Knives Shop Online
In hot water.
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Craft Knife Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Cold Spray Shop Online
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Set of Scrapers
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Needle or Pin
Serdar often uses a needle or a pin to remove air bubbles from underneath the fondant when coating a cake. They can also be used to pick up very small objects when decorating.
Pizza Cutter Shop Online
Preferably large, stable and sharp.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
Rectangular board (size of board depends on name and size of cake).
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 .
Used as ribbon
Recipes & Ingredients
Corn Starch Wikipedia
Corn starch, cornstarch, cornflour or maize starch or maize is the starch derived from the corn (maize) grain. The starch is obtained from the endosperm of the corn kernel. Corn starch is a popular food ingredient used in thickening sauces or soups, and is used in making corn syrup and other sugars.
Rolling Fondant

500g Dark colour, 900g Lighter colour (same colour as dark), 500g Complimentary colour

White Chocolate Wikipedia
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.


  1. Deirdre Kettle says:

    Beautifully done as usual, learn so much from watching your tutorials. Thank you

  2. Carrie says:

    You are a God Serkan and your tutorials are excellent.

  3. Marina Marinis says:

    Thank you, that was Great!!

  4. Renella Dias says:

    Thank you Mr. Yener for sharing your knowledge and expertise. God bless you with good health n joy. Stay blessed. Please continue the good work.

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      I will Thanks.

  5. Shae Machin says:

    Morning Chef,
    I am currently making the Name Cake (EMMA). I have cut the cake and have started to ganache . Do you have any tips or tricks to covering the sharp small areas of the bottom bits of the M?
    Thanks Shae

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Hi Emma
      Use very small palette knife for ganache . use stripe of fondant go around the cake as i did in video. will be no problem. deep edges of M you cane use pre cut pieces to push in.

  6. Luce Cayouette says:

    Love the tutorial…You make it so easy for us to understand the construction of the cake…I might even try to do it…Do not change the format of your tutorial…perfect as they are! Thank you so much!

    1. Serkan Yener says:

      Thanks for the feedback Luce 🙂 Means a lot! Thanks

  7. Samira Burgess says:

    Ahhhh, you R amazing, love it, I wish you had shown how to make the fish.


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