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.
Taj Mahal Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.
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
Cutting & Slicing
- Set of knives
- Craft knife
- Pizza cutter
- Box cutter
- Set of scissors
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
Line Marking Roller
60cm for rolling
Often used to create pillars between cake tiers. Can also be used within the cake to provide extra internal support. Serdar often uses a PVC pipe to roll fondant.
15mm x 20cm long
With craft knife attached
Great for placing sugar items to dry. Easy to move around.
Red, grey, black (fine tip)
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Instant Coffee Powder
For making stamps
60cm square Aluminium or wood
Ensure fibers are not loose.
16mm(thickness) by 55cm(length) by 55cm(width) covered with green velvet
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
105mm round and 12cm high
Hair clipper attachment
Recipes & Ingredients
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]
Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from egg white and icing sugar (mix or pure). A little addition of an acidic substance like lemon juice, citric acid or cream of tartar, the texture of the icing can be improved....[read more]
Small amount to add to pastillage