Flat Cruiser Motorcycle Cake

Intermediate
RRP
$450 - $500

Learn how to make a flat cruiser motorcycle cake.

In this tutorial, we are going to make another motorbike cake. This cake will be an easier and quicker version of our 3D Cruiser Motorcycle Cake which stands upright. This cake won’t have any construction or light installation but will hopefully receive almost the same amount of admiration.

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.
Flat Cruiser Motorcycle Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Introduction
0:58
The Plan
13:34
Tools & Materials
4:18
Recipes & Ingredients
2:47
Making the Template
1:29
Shaping the Sponge Tyres
5:23
Shaping the Sponge Body
10:58
Masking the Cake
7:29
Coating Wheels with Fondant
7:12
Coating Engine Area with Fondant
10:55
Making the Fondant Mudguard
4:25
Making the Rims
5:56
Making the Exhaust Pipe
2:41
Making the Front Suspension
3:53
Making the Chassis
2:19
Making the Engine Parts
10:00
Making Misc. Parts
11:29
Airbrushing Parts
2:06
Painting Confectionery Glaze
1:37
Removing Protective Sheet
2:21
Making the Handlebars
5:57
Making the Decals
3:33
Glueing the Parts On
12:29
Finishing Off Handlebars
4:45
Adding the Mirrors & Lights
5:00
Adding Engine Details
3:06
Adding Brake Light & Pedals
4:50
Painting with Silver Luster
1:51
Final Thoughts
4:09
Total Duration
2:39:29

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
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Planning & Templates
  • Flipchart sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • Semi transparent silicon baking sheets (70cm x 50cm)
  • White cellophane sheets (70cm x 50cm, on side matt)
  • Basic stationary (pencils, marker pens, ruler etc.)
  • Semi transparent plastic file separators
  • Plastic sleeves
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
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
3mm thick 20cm long
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Silver luster

- To airbrush: Mixed with alcohol
- To paint: Mixed with oil

Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients
Rolled Fondant

Black 2500g
Orange 20g
Red 20g

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

1kg

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2500g

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1200g

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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.

1 Comment

  • This is a fantastic tutorial! Every step was VERY clear! I can’t wait for the opportunity to try this one! Thank you again for all you do! ❤️

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