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.
Carousel 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
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
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
Modelling & Shaping
- Modelling tools
- Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
- Hard pastry margarine/shortening
- Oil cooking spray
Masking & Layering
- Set of icing spatulas
- Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Plastic Corner Strip
Used to protect the corner of a wall. After being modified to have a sharp end, this is one of Serdar's favourite tools.
70mm - 75mm (diametre) by 20cm (length). For moulding centre post
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.
5cm (height) by 15cm by 15cm for holding horses
For moulding bended decorations
A thin card board like the ones that make a white cake box, a post card or a business card.
20cm, 16cm (diametre)
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Gold, pink, violet
Mixed with alcohol to spray
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Recipes & Ingredients
A moist and rich chocolate mud cake aerated with baking powder and soda bicarbonate. A very dark and dense mud cake which contains a lot of chocolate and cocoa powder with a touch of coffee powder. Years ago wedding cakes...[read more]
1300g Light Purple
500g Light Pink
A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.
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]
White, purple, light purple
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]
Compound chocolate is a product made from a combination of cocoa, vegetable fat, and sweeteners. It is used as a lower-cost alternative to true chocolate, as it uses less-expensive hard vegetable fats such as coconut oil or palm kernel oil in place of the more expensive cocoa butter. It may also be known as 'compound coating' or 'chocolatey coating' when used as a coating for candy.