Gazebo and Doves Wedding Cake

Intermediate
RRP
$600 - $800

Learn how to make and decorate a cake with a beautiful sugar gazebo cake topper surrounded by doves.

Learn how to make this beautiful romantic wedding cake with a gazebo topper and a cascade of flying dove couples.

This tutorial covers a number of different techniques that are unique to this cake. A special way to pipe on a curved vertical surface to create floating elements as well as easy ways to make natural and realistic looking doves. You will also see how Serdar arranges and composes the different elements to make everything more aesthetically pleasing. With a few minor alterations, the gazebo could be modified to become a bird cage.

This course comes with a 9 page PDF of templates and guides to help you re-create it.

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.
Gazebo & Doves Wedding Cake Course Material
This PDF contains a side view blueprint of the entire cake, templates for the dove wings, gazebo walls, base & roof, and guides for making the dove bodies and piping on the base, cake and gazebo.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:30:55
The Plan
18:43
The Templates
13:47
Tools & Materials
5:24
Recipes & Ingredients
1:49
Making the Dove Wings
11:41
Making the Gazebo's Pillars
7:09
Making the Wind Gusts
4:03
Making the Gazebo's Base, Roof & Dome
6:58
Making the Gazebo's Walls
19:45
Part 2
1:32:44
Making the Dove Bodies
10:49
Attaching the Dove Wings
10:18
Assembling the Gazebo
16:24
Decorative & Piping Work
16:03
Decorating the Base
10:57
Attaching the Doves
27:56
Total Duration
3:03:39

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.

What you will need
Tools
  • Rolling pins (large & small)
  • Set of knives (In a tall bucket of hot water)
  • Palette knives
  • Scissors
  • Plastic knife
  • Oil spray
  • Water spray
  • Set of rulers
  • 135mm Round cutter/ring
  • 40mm Round cutter
  • 40mm Heart cutter/ring
  • 17mm Heart cutter (up to 20mm ok)
  • Hollow pen tip (5mm/2mm)
  • 2 pencils
  • Hard shortening
  • Fondant Smoother
  • Small brush in water
  • Small brush in egg white
  • Chocolate cold spray
  • Sticky tape
  • Small piping bags
  • Dry & wet towels
  • A sharp tip pen knife
  • Pin (to poke air bubbles when coating)
  • Small Chocolate Heater
  • Small sheet of plastic
Materials
  • 40cm Diametre (9mm thickness) Round cake board, covered with preferred colour fabric and plastic (cellophane).
    Watch this tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric and cellophane.
  • 30cm by 30cm Corrugated PVC roof
  • 50mm Satin ribbon (white)
  • 40mm Satin ribbon (white)
  • Lollipop/cake pop sticks
  • Few small cellophane sheets (for piping bags)
  • 7cm Wide cellophane strips
  • Few corrugated card board sheets
  • All templates cut out and ready to use. (Download under ‘Overview’ tab)
Recipes
2 Tier layered cake
  • Bottom tier: 100mm/4″(height) by 250mm/10″(diametre) round
  • Bottom tier: 75mm/3″(height) by 200mm/8″(diametre) round
Ingredients
  • White chocolate
  • Round white lollies (mints)
  • Small heart shaped lollies
Recommendations
  • Watch the entire tutorial completely and take notes while comparing the tools list to what tools you have available to you.
  • If you need to bake, please do it one day before.
  • Have a wet and dry hand towels to clean knives, blades and cutters regularly to consistently achieve clean cuts. Also be sure to clean the table with your wet towel, and than the dry towel each time you are about to roll out any fondant. Use a bit of shortening or vegetable fat to prevent the fondant from sticking to the table.
  • This is art, and no method or technique is set in stone. This is why we recommend you watch the entire tutorial first before you start gathering all the things in the list above. You may think of ways you might substitute tools or techniques with your own ideas.

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