Wild West Cake

Wild West Cake

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Learn how to make a 3 tier Wild West cake.

Story telling cakes have always been one of my favourite cakes to make. I love these kind of 2 or 3 tier cakes with space in between tiers so that I can fill in with pastillage modelled figurines and objects that help to tell the story or theme. In this tutorial, you will witness how I planned and created this 3 tier wild west themed cake. I have made many cakes and tutorials using this story telling concept such as the Underwater Shipwreck Cake, the Fairy Tale Wedding Cake, the Waterfall Landscape Cake. If you have watched those tutorials, you will see that the general process and principles are the same. I hope you enjoy this Wild West Cake tutorial and learn something from this tutorial.

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.
Wild West Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:44:30
Introduction
1:18
The Plan
4:32
Tools and Materials
2:02
Ingredients and Recipes
2:06
Making the Horse (1)
16:57
Making the Carriage (1)
13:30
Making the Wheel Parts
16:09
Making the Cactus Plants
2:47
Making the Tree
3:36
Making the Carriage (2)
14:08
Making the Crows
4:53
Making the Vulture
11:33
Making the Tumbleweed
3:03
Making the Skull
4:50
First Day Summary
2:11
Part 2
1:59:27
DAY 2 - Making the Horse (2)
14:33
Airbrushing the Carriage
3:21
Making the Carriage Cover
6:30
Making the Horse (3)
13:16
Airbrushing the Horse
3:30
Making the Cowboy
28:33
Building the Cake
22:48
Airbrushing the Cake
4:39
Assembling the Cake
17:42
Final Thoughts
2:26
Total Duration
3:43:58

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
Colouring & Painting
  • Airbrush set
  • Gel colours
  • Luster dust
  • Set of brushes
  • Clean sponge cubes
  • Titanium dioxide
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Craft wire
2mm thick

For the wagon top holder

Airbrush Set Shop Online
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Skewers Shop Online
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
Digital Scale
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick x 45cm round MDF covered with ivory velvet and protected with cellophane sheet (10mm hole in the center)
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 .
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
55cm with 6 nuts
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick 20cm round MDF laminated with white thin cardboard on both sides (10mm hole in the center)
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 .
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick 15cm round MDF laminated with white thin cardboard on both sides (10mm hole in the center)
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 .
PVC Pipe Shop Online
50mm round 25cm long
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.
Straws
To cover 10mm rod for cake barrier
2 Wrenches
For M10 nuts
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients

5kg for
1 x 10cm(H) by 25cm round
1 x 10cm(H) by 20cm round
1 x 10cm(H) by 15cm round

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]

3kg for layering and masking

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]

Rolled Fondant

4kg ivory

A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.

2kg

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]

2 comments

  1. Wendy Hewkin says:

    I feel I have been waiting forever
    So exited for this one

  2. Elisabetta says:

    Thank you for this one! I was really waiting to see it. Take care, Elisabetta

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