How to Shape and Stack a Mad Hatter Cake


Learn a couple of different methods on how to make a mad hatter cake ready for decoration.

Serdar will go through 3 different methods of how you can achieve a 3 tier mad hatter (topsy turvy) style cake.

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.
Mad Hatter Cake Course Material
This PDF contains an actual size side view blueprint of the mad hatter cake.

Introduction, Tools & Materials
Recipes & Ingredients
Preparing the Moulds
Layering the Cakes
An Alternative Method
Removing the Cakes from the Moulds
Masking the Cakes
Coating the Cakes
Stacking the Cakes
Total Duration

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
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Medium size, to brush chocolate.
Measuring Tape Shop Online
Set of Knives Shop Online
Flexible Scraper Shop Online
Set of Scrapers
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Needle or Pin
Serdar often uses a needle or a pin to remove air bubbles from underneath the fondant when coating a cake. They can also be used to pick up very small objects when decorating.
Craft Knife Shop Online
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Threaded Rod (8mm) Shop Online
32cm to 35cm long
Hexagonal Nut (8mm) Shop Online
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
Round, 40cm diametre, covered with fabric.
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 .
Milk Board Circles Shop Online
For between cakes.
Very thin cardboard that is poly coated on both sides.
Recipes & Ingredients
Corn Starch Wikipedia

For dusting.

Corn starch, cornstarch, cornflour or maize starch or maize is the starch derived from the corn (maize) grain. The starch is obtained from the endosperm of the corn kernel. Corn starch is a popular food ingredient used in thickening sauces or soups, and is used in making corn syrup and other sugars.
Rolling Fondant
Dark Chocolate Wikipedia
Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.
Other Required Items
3 Different sized plastic buckets
5cm graduation

Should be angled as possible. Thin plastic pot plants may be used.


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