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.
Modern Wedding Cake with Isomalt Flower Course Material
This PDF document contains blueprints for the construction as well as templates and guides to help you make this cake.
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
Masking & Layering
- Set of icing spatulas
- Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
For rolling fondant in different thickness 3mm - 30 mm
Used to roll dough (fondant, pastillage etc.) to an even thickness.
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
2cm thick A5 size
For gluing fondant pieces with little water
2cm x 70cm x 50cm and 30cm x 13cm x 13cm
16mm thick, 30cm round (diametre) MDF coated with black velvet protected with cellophane sheet
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
For shaping isomalt petals
Large serving spoons
For shaping isomalt petals
Recipes & Ingredients
3 x 100mm high x 200mm round (diametre)
Total: 7.2kg of sponge
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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
April 16, 2018 at 1:44 pm
brooke newell says:
October 16, 2017 at 1:51 am
You are amazing.
But can I ask what can I use instead of alcohol to firm the flower faster?