Necklace Cake

Intermediate
RRP
$380 - $430

Learn how to make a sugar necklace displayed on a necklace display stand.

In the cake decorating world, anything and everything has been requested to be made as a cake. We can make a house, a piano or a car…no problem. These are things we simply scale down. If we have to make something like a pen for a writer or a golf ball, we need to scale these items up to achieve enough volume as a cake to be served at an event. Then we have certain objects that are best to keep to the actual real life size in order to make it look more realistic. In these cases, we have to make the item our of sugar or chocolate, and accompany the item with a cake of some kind. This could be a simple cake coated with fondant or it could be a 3D cake of an object related to the item in question. Problem solved! Jewellery objects are a perfect example of what I am talking about. Today’s tutorial is of a sugar necklace presented on a 3D necklace display stand.

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

Track
Duration
Part 1
49:06
Introduction
1:25
Tools and Materials
4:47
Preparing the Base
1:16
Building the Cake
8:46
Shaping the Cake
6:31
Masking the Cake
3:49
Re-enforcing the Cake (Crust Coat)
3:59
Final Masking
2:33
Coating the Cake
9:24
Airbrushing
5:57
Part 2
52:11
Day 2
2:27
Making the Necklace
12:12
Gold Spraying and Brushing
3:29
Making the Diamonds
12:26
Attaching the Diamonds
6:48
Placing the Necklace on the Cake
6:15
Making the Chain
6:07
Final Thoughts
1:30
Total Duration
1:41:17

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
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
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
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Gold lustre and alcohol
In atomizer
Gold lustre and oil
With small brush
Airbrush Set Shop Online
For Navy Blue colour
Cashews
Be careful with allergies

Silver or gold. Variety of sizes.

Round piping nozzle
4mm
Aluminium Foil Shop Online
Thicker is preferred.
Flower pad
Cellophane Shop Online
Pyrex Jug
Small
Cotton gloves
For heat protection
Infra red Thermometre
Confectioners glaze
Long threaded rod
M10

20cm for indenting lines

Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick 30cm round coated with silver cloth and cellophane
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 .
Long threaded rod
M10

27cm long with 3 nuts

Internal lifter

See plan

Plastic straw
Used to conceal the threaded rod
Recipes & Ingredients

2.4kg any shape for carving

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White Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

300g for scraping or brushing crust coat

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Isomalt Shop Online

1/3 cup

Isomalt is a sugar substitute, a type of sugar alcohol, used primarily for its sugar-like physical properties. It has only a small impact on blood sugar levels and does not promote tooth decay, i.e. is tooth-friendly. Isomalt is widely used for the production of sugar-free candy, especially hard-boiled candy, because it resists crystallisation much better than the standard combinations of sucrose and corn syrup. It is used in sugar sculpture for the same reason. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isomalt

200g

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Rolled Fondant

1200g Blue

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

4 Comments

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    love de tuterials zo goed uitgelegd beste leermeester ever

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    This is breath taking, Your work is so Amazing , I love all your class, every thing is so detailing and they come out so beautiful.

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    The one thing I love the most about Yener and his channel is he leaves in the issues or errors. Most channels you see these days only show the perfection and don’t show the issues that could happen. I love how Yener shows the problems and then shows the solutions on how to correct them. This is one of the many reasons I love his channel and have learned so much from him and his videos. Thank you Yener and keep up the amazing work!!!!!

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