Pool Table Cake

Advanced
2 days ( after cake is baked )
RRP
$690 - $750

Learn how to make a 3D Pool Table and a sugar figurine of a man playing pool.

Cake decorating themes are endless but there are a few categories that are always on the top of the list. When cakes are themed around most loved sports, activities, hobbies or games, it makes complete sense. In this tutorial, I show you how to make a 3D Pool Table Cake (or billiard table) with a male pool player sugar figurine taking a shot.

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

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:20:16
Introduction
33:18
The Plan, Tools & Materials
8:38
Ingredients & Recipes
3:36
Masking the Cake
4:13
Making the Player - Part 1
15:05
Making the Table Frame
9:25
Making the Balls
3:00
Colouring the Balls & Staining the Frame
4:08
Making the Felt
4:45
Covering the Legs
26:12
Part 2
1:04:24
DAY 2 - Introduction
2:46
Airbrushing & Staining
2:28
Detailing the Balls
2:01
Making the Cue Stick
3:20
Making the Table Edges
4:25
Assembling the Table
4:31
Making the Player - Part 2
21:45
Placing the Player
4:55
Adding the Hair and Arms
13:25
Final Thoughts
3:19
Total Duration
2:24:40

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
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
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)
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Craft Knife Shop Online
Plastic knife
Pliers
Water Spray Bottle
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
2mm thick
Sponge

to create wood grain

Edible Marker Pens Shop Online
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Polystyrene block
5cm by 10cm by 10cm

To keep the figurine standing while modelling

Corrugated Cardboard
40cm by 30cm x 3 sheets
Great for placing sugar items to dry. Easy to move around.
Cellophane Shop Online
40cm by 30cm
wood table construction
( see plan)
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Skewers Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients
Gum Paste

1kg

1.2kg White
100g Yellow
100g Skin colour
50g Blonde

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]

Rolled Fondant

500g

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

2.2kg

30cm by 20cm by 4cm

If we talk about "traditional" cakes, Rich Fruit Cake would definitely be in the conversation. The more fruits there are in the recipe, the more rich it will be, and the more rich it is, then the more traditional. The...[read more]

Water ganache

150g Water
400g Chocolate

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