Black and Gold Glam Cake

Black and Gold Glam Cake

$600 - $800

Learn how to make a Baroque style glam wedding cake with isomalt decorations.

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a Baroque style glam wedding cake decorated with isomalt flowers. This cake is sure to impress your friends, family or customers with a visual impact. Serdar’s aim with this tutorial is to hopefully give you a couple more simple yet very effective tricks and ideas to add your repertoire. This Baroque style wedding cake is made completely by hand (no molds) and finally decorated with some Belle Epoque style transparent flowers and branches.

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.
Black and Gold Glam Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains an actual size blueprint of the cake and a guide to calculate the amount of cake needed.

Part 1
The Plan
Tools & Materials
Ingredients & Recipes
The Cake & Construction
Panel Coating the Second Tier - Part 1
Coating the Bottom Tier
Coating the Top Tier
Panel Coating the Second Tier - Part 2
Making the Baroque Style Decoration Plaques
Making the Border Decorations
Gold Spraying
Part 2
Assembling the Tiers
Attaching the Border Decorations
Preparing the Isomalt
Piping the Isomalt Branches
Making the Isomalt Flowers & Leaves
Assembling the Isomalt Decorations
Gold Trimming & Final Thoughts
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
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
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
20cm long
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Threaded Rod (12mm)
20cm long
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
x 2
Gas Torch
Pool Hose
20cm long
Perfection Strips Shop Online
Used to roll dough (fondant, pastillage etc.) to an even thickness.
Basic Stationary
Stapler and ruler
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
45 Degree Cutting Guide
Cotton Gloves
Wooden Cone

Refer to tutorial.

Transparent Pusher

Refer to tutorial.

Cold Spray Shop Online
Baking Paper Shop Online
Silicon, 40cm by 30cm x 4
Cellophane Shop Online
50cm by 70cm x 6, 16cm by 16cm x 20
File Dividers
Used to cut templates.
Cake Pop Sticks
Thick Cardboard Cake Boards
12cm x 2mm thick, 30cm x 30cm square
PVC Pipe Shop Online
7cm diametre by 20cm long
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.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
35cm by 35cm square, black
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 .
Internal construction
See guide in course material and tutorial
Confectioners Varnish Shop Online
Edible Pearl Dust Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients


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125mm by 125mm by 125mm
250mm by 200mm by 200mm
75mm by 125mm by 125mm

White Chocolate Wikipedia

For gluing

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.
Rolled Fondant

2kg black
1.2kg white

A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.
Gum Paste
Isomalt Shop Online

2 Cups

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:


  1. Peri Korkembai says:

    Hi, I wanted to make this cake for my uncles birthday, the number of servings is ok, approximately 80-100 guests, but I am wondering how to serve it, how to cut it to 100 pieces? Wont it be difficult?

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      After cutting ceremony. Two knifes in hot water, cut one big junky piece from cake and place on a chopping board, and portion the cake by using alternate knifes.

  2. marlyn antonio says:

    Hi chef, I live in Canada and what spray did you use to spray after
    you make isomalt?

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Dinkydoodle shell and shine . Thanks

  3. ursula says:

    hello, I can only look at the whole movie, not the individual sections, what do I have to change

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Sorry for late reply. Please click on Lessons. Thanks

  4. Huang Chuanding says:

    i payed it yesterdy but cant wach~!why dont you reply me?

  5. unique1 says:

    beautiful cake
    I noticed you mentioned how you stick together the mudcakes but if someone wanted fruit cake would you use the same method of sticking them together if so what would you use?

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      I would bake the fruit cake in 5 cm heights. Between layers, I would use apricot jam with added pectin so will not be too soft or I would make a kind of pitted prune paste by blending with some added syrup and rum or brandy to achieve a creamy texture. On the side and top crumb coat with pure chocolate and twice thinly coat with firm ganache before fondant. Thanks

  6. Hend_khay says:

    You are really my favourite Amazing teacher
    Thank you So much for everything

  7. Adele says:

    Perfect! So many methods shared, and new techniques also. I especially love the flowers and can think of some great uses for these with different combinations. Thank you once more for your professional production and your wonderful giving attitude. Much appreciated. I think this is a really beautiful and balanced cake. 10/10.

  8. Dinky_Jonquil_Dragon says:

    Absolutely stunning. Thank you again…I have learned so much in this tutorial and you have solved my square cake dilemmas. I can’t wait to try piping Isomalt as I’ve been playing around with different ways of using it, but this is the first I’ve seen for this method and can already see many different practical uses for myself. The piped Isomalt decorations are absolutely fabulous. Thank you again for sharing your talent, practicalities, and beautiful designs.

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