Hollywood Oscars Cake

Intermediate
120 Servings
RRP
$650 - $750

Learn how to make a Hollywood Oscars theme cake.

In this tutorial, Serdar will show you how to make a cake in a theme of the Oscars awards in Hollywood.

 

What you’ll learn…

  • Making a film reel as a cake.
  • Modelling an Oscars statue.
  • Sugar print arrangements.
  • Hand made sparkling stars.

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.
Hollywood Oscars Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains actual size blueprints of the cake and the film reel as well as guides for the Oscar statue and cakes.
Film Reel
This ZIP file contains the film reel template in various formats. Photo editing knowledge is required to add your own images to the film reel.
Hollywood Star
This ZIP file contains the Hollywood star in various formats. Photo editing knowledge is required to add a name to the star.

Track
Duration
Introduction
1:19
The Plan
3:24
Tools & Materials
4:52
Ingredients & Recipes
2:39
The Cakes
4:07
Making the Reel Covers
13:08
Making the Sparkling Stars
5:31
Making the Oscar Statue
23:41
Gold Spraying
7:06
Assembling the Cake - Tier 1
6:33
Assembling the Cake - Tier 2
1:40
Assembling the Cake - Tier 3
3:08
Making the Statue Base
9:28
Assembling the Statue
2:28
Placing the Statue on the Cake
00:39
Removing the Cellophane & Adding Ribbon
4:13
Making the Film Reel
7:49
Adding the Stars and Film Reel to the Cake
6:05
Adding the Floating Stars
5:02
Final Thoughts
2:31
Total Duration
1:56:51

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
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
Cleaning & Storing
  • Wet and dry hand towels
  • Zip locked plastic sandwich bags (2 sizes)
  • Table brush
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Digital Scale
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Large Compass (optional)

Hand made 30cm wooden compass with pen knife to cut large pastillage disc.

Round Cutter Set Shop Online
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
2mm or thinner
Wooden block
6cm cylinder or cube

For cutting multiple layer pastillage stars.

Cake Board Watch Tutorial
50cm (diametre) round by 16mm (thickness) - 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 plan)

Wrench Set Shop Online
for M10 nut
Edible gold powder
Rolkem Supers
Recipes & Ingredients
Alcohol

Kirsch, gin, vodka or rose spirit.

To mix with gold powder for airbrush.

Dark Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

600g for crust coat and gluing decorations.

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1kg white

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