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.
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
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Threaded Rod (12mm)
Used to roll dough (fondant, pastillage etc.) to an even thickness.
Stapler and ruler
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Silicon, 40cm by 30cm x 4
50cm by 70cm x 6, 16cm by 16cm x 20
Used to cut templates.
Thick Cardboard Cake Boards
12cm x 2mm thick, 30cm x 30cm square
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.
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
See guide in course material and tutorial
Recipes & Ingredients
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125mm by 125mm by 125mm
250mm by 200mm by 200mm
75mm by 125mm by 125mm
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.
A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isomalt