3D Toadstool Cake

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$450 - $525

Learn to make an enchanting 3D Toadstool Cake like no other! This magical toadstool cake even has a glowing light inside that shines through its windows giving it that extra wow factor.

This is a toadstool cake like no other! The added element of a glowing light that shines through its windows really brings this toadstool cake alive. Along with the elegant curly vines, fairy, birds and frog, this cake really sets a mood of an enchanted rainforest.

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 Toadstool Cake Course Material
This 12 page PDF contains all the necessary blueprints and templates to help you create this cake. It includes blueprints for the front and top views as well as templates for the curly vines and the cake.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:52:51
The Plan
3:14
Making the Leaves & Bushes
10:13
Making the Curly Vines
9:58
Making the Birds & Frog
15:25
Making the Fairy
15:55
Making the Mini Toadstools
6:39
Making the Chimney
2:15
Making the Door & Windows
8:09
Making the Rocks & Stones
5:44
Shaping the Cake
33:38
Part 2
1:28:09
Finishing the Parts
8:15
Making the Grass & Pond
8:43
Preparing to Coat the Cakes
4:55
Coating the Cakes
23:16
Assembling the Vines
19:01
Attaching the Door & Window
2:34
Assembling Everything
14:43
Final Touches
5:20
Total Duration
3:21:00

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
Tools
  • Rolling pins (large & small)
  • Set of knives
  • Palette knives
  • Plastic knife
  • Oil spray
  • Water spray
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pizza cutter
  • Hard shortening
  • Set of round cutters
  • Modelling tools
  • Small plastic spoon
  • Fondant Smoother
  • Small brush in water
  • Piping bag
  • Flat nozzle
  • Scrapers (firm & soft)
  • Dry & wet towels
  • Starch (for dusting)
  • Sponge
  • A sharp tip pen knife
  • Container or bowl (to store mud cake trimmings)
  • Hair clip
  • Chocolate cold spray
  • Long threaded rod (30cm long – for rolling lines texture)
Materials
  • 45cm Diametre (9mm thickness) Round cake board covered with black or brown fabric and plastic (cellophane).
    Watch this tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric and cellophane.
  • 3 Styrofoam blocks
  • Cling wrap
  • Few corrugated card board sheets
  • Few cellophane sheets (for piping bags)
  • PVC sheet 12cm X 85cm (not too thin. Used for internal support)
  • A few wooden skewers
  • 2 Cardboard cake bases
  • Aluminium foil (for rough textures)
  • Printed image of home interior (for background inside the cake)
  • All templates cut out and ready to use. (Download below)
  • Reference images printed
Recipes
Pastillage
  • 100g Dark forest green
  • 200g Light green
  • 100g Light blue
  • 100g Green
  • 20g White
  • 50g Skin
  • 100g Lilac
Royal Icing
  • 150g White
  • 1 Cone of light yellow
  • Small amount of orange
Fondant
  • 700g White
  • 50g Black
  • 400g Ivory
  • 400g Red
  • 100g Blue
  • 450g Brown
  • 350g Green
Cake
  • 7 X 150mm (Diametre ) x 20mm (High) round dark mud cake sponge (250g mixture)
  • 3 X 200mm (Diametre ) x 20mm (High) round dark mud cake sponge (450g mixture)
  • 2500g dark chocolate ganache (for masking and layering)
Ingredients
  • Green liquid colour
  • Brown liquid colour
  • 300g Dark chocolate
  • Small amount of white chocolate
  • Edible silver spray
Other
  • 120g Rolled oats
  • Some mini flowers
  • Secret element (visible to members only)
Recommendations
  • Watch the entire tutorial completely and take notes while comparing the tools list to what tools you have available to you.
  • If you need to bake, please do it one day before.
  • Mix colours into fondant one day before you start the tutorial especially if you are using powdered colour because some types of edible powder colour initially look fine after mixing but with a little bit of moisture, after a few hours you will notice spots on the icing.
  • 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 fondant. Use a bit of shortening or vegetable fat to prevent the fondant 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.

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