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 Swordfish Cake Course Material
This course material contains 7 pages of templates and guides. Pages 2 to 5 need to be cut and joined to present the actual size template of the cake. Page 6 and 7 include actual size templates of the parts.
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.
What you will need
- Set of rolling pins
- Set of knives + plastic knife
- Small brush in a cup of water
- Set of palette knives
- Dry & wet towels
- Small brush
- Airbrush set
- Oil spray
- Round nozzle – 6mm
- Cake board – 55cm x 35cm
- A sharp tip pen knife
- Starch (for dusting)
- Needle (to remove air bubbles)
- Transparent plastic sheets (for templates)
- Permanent Marker Pen
- Fondant smoother
- “L” shaped corner tool
Recipes & Ingredients
- 1 x 450mm x 270mm x 20mm, dark mud cake sponge (1500g mixture – 1350g used)
- 1kg Pastillage (600g used)
- 1kg Dark chocolate ganache (650g used)
- 1 Cone of white chocolate (melted)
- Blue liquid colour
- Yellow liquid colour
- Black liquid colour
- Printed blueprints and guides (download below)
- Have a wet and dry hand towels to clean knives, blades and cutters regularly to consistently achieve clean cuts. Also be sure to clean the table with your wet towel, and than the dry towel each time you are about to roll out any pastillage. Use a bit of shortening or vegetable fat to prevent the pastillage from sticking to the table.
- This is art, and no method or technique is set in stone. This is why we recommend you watch the entire tutorial first before you start gathering all the things in the list above. You may think of ways you might substitute tools or techniques with your own ideas.