Alice in Wonderland Cake Tutorial

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Learn how to make a 3D Alice in Wonderland Cake.

In this tutorial, we are going to make a 3D Alice cake from Alice in Wonderland. Not only will she will be standing upright but there is also an added element of difficulty because Alice’s skirt doesn’t touch the ground, so the whole cake needs to be lifted a few centimetres. This is the main point of this tutorial and I hope you learn something along the way.

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
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
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
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Girl's face mould
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.
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Fine tip brush
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm by 35cm covered with Pink Velvet and cellophane sheet
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 (8mm) Shop Online
30cm + 4 nuts and 2 Washers
Straws
Recipes & Ingredients

600g

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500g

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Dark Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

150g

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.
Rolled Fondant

500g Blue
150g Yellow
200g Burgundy

A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.

300g

A thick sugar paste, similar to gum paste, that can be molded into different shapes and forms. When dried, it is hard and brittle. Unlike gum paste, pastillage dries much quicker and stronger. Made with gelatine, water...[read more]

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