Speed Boat Cake

Speed Boat Cake

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RRP
$550 - $600

Learn how to make a 3D Speed Boat Cake.

In this tutorial, I show you how to make a 3D Speed Boat Cake. The boat is positioned on an angle as if it is flying over the water so there is a gravity defying aspect to it which involves a special construction. As always, I hope you enjoy the tips and tricks in this tutorial and learn something new from it.

Downloadable Course Material

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

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:06:17
Introduction
1:47
The Plan
3:04
Construction
6:37
Tools and Materials
3:34
Ingredients and Recipes
2:31
Shaping and Masking the Cake
25:34
Preparing the Parts
22:25
Part 2
1:34:41
Part 2 - Coating the Cake
12:02
Interior Work
16:40
Side Stripes
11:33
Top Stripes
18:43
Dashboard
1:13
Making the Driver
15:30
Making the Water
15:15
Final Thoughts
2:17
Total Duration
2:40:58

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
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
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
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Skewers Shop Online
Styrofoam Block Shop Online
Small
Corrugated Cardboard
For trays
Great for placing sugar items to dry. Easy to move around.
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Thin Cardboard
For folding and holding vault
A thin card board like the ones that make a white cake box, a post card or a business card.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick MDF covered with Blue velvet and protected with 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 .
Construction material
(See plan)
Wood hand plane
Sand paper
Recipes & Ingredients

1.6kg

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1kg

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Rolled Fondant

1kg White
1kg Light Blue
300g Blue
300g Navy blue
120g Black

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

500g White
100 Black
50g Red
50g Skin

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250g White

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Dark Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

800g

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