3D Name Cake

Intermediate

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 anyones 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.

Track
Duration
Introduction & Plan
9:22
Tools, Materials, Recipes & Ingredients
6:39
Shaping the Cake - 2D
9:58
Carving the Cake (3D)
31:45
Coating the Sides
10:25
Coating the Top
14:03
Highlight Coating
13:14
Final Touches
9:39
Conclusion
2:12
Total Duration
1:48:24

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 .
Chord
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.

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