Bling Bling Wedding Cake

Intermediate

Learn how to make a bling bling themed wedding cake.

In this tutorial, Serdar shows you some special techniques to create a 3 tier cake with a large glass pillar that includes a light within it. Surrounded by dangling acrylic/crystal pendants to add that bling effect. You will learn how to indent a vertical ribbed pattern to the surface of a cake as well as how to make a simple initial topper. This tutorial also shows you how you can add a beautiful stencilling decoration to the side of a 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.
Bling Bling Wedding Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains actual size blueprints of the side view of the cake as well as a blueprint for the internal structure of the cake. Also included is a template for the initials on the topper as well as a guide on how to create your own initials for the topper.

Track
Duration
Introduction
5:38
Tools & Materials
5:05
Recipes & Ingredients
3:56
Preparing the Top Tier Base
5:24
Making the Topper Template
7:44
Making the Topper
11:15
Coating the Cake
20:13
Vertical Indentations
3:10
Cutting Out the Hole for the Glass Pillar
9:57
Airbrushing Work
7:26
Stenciling Work
17:44
The Glass Pillar
9:50
Attaching the Pendants
3:44
Placing the Ribbon
5:03
Completing the Topper
9:30
Diamante Ribbons
8:26
Final Thoughts
4:02
Total Duration
2:19:51

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
Small Hammer
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Starch
Preferably with small holes.
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Basic Stationary
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Craft Knife Shop Online
Stencilling Sheet
Set of Scrapers
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Small Brush in Egg White
Hot Glue Gun
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
14cm
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Small
Modelling Tools Shop Online
Minimum of 8 pieces recommended.
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Box Cutter Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
450mm (diametre) Round (9mm thick), covered in gold material.
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 .
Wooden Base
150mm (diametre) Round laminated with white cardboard
Glass Tube
10cm (diametre) x 30cm (height)
16 x Wire Fasteners
Cellophane Shop Online
Multicolor LED Submersible Light Shop Online
Great to add an extra wow effect to your cakes, this light can be placed underwater and controlled with a remote control.
12 Acrylic Chandelier Pendants
White Ribbon
4cm wide
Diamante Ribbon
Double Sided Tape Shop Online
Edible Pearl Dust Shop Online
Liquid Food Colours Shop Online
Rainbow dust, metallic light gold, brown, yellow
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]

Cake (first tier)

125mm (height) x 250mm (diametre)

5 x 600g mud cake sponge.

Cake (second tier)

50mm (height) x 200mm (diametre)

2 x 400g mud cake sponge.

Cake (third tier)

100mm (height) x 150mm (diametre)

4 x 250g mud cake sponge.

3kg

Chocolate ganache is nothing but pure chocolate melted with a generous amount of boiling fresh cream. This smooth airless chocolate cream makes a lot of things possible. A benefit of chocolate ganache is that the high...[read more]

Dark Chocolate Wikipedia

1.5kg (for skin coat)

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 white, 400g light brown

300g light brown

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]

White Chocolate Wikipedia

100g - 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.
Vodka or Kirsch

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