3D Pyramid and Camel Cake

Intermediate
RRP
$320 - $360

Learn how to make a realistic camel from pastillage as well as a 3D pyramid and a palm tree.

This tutorial is part of a series of tutorials that will be about how to make realistic animals out of pastillage using what Serdar calls the 2 piece joined half body method. While the main thing to take away from this tutorial is how to make a camel using the half body method, you will also learn how to make a 3D pyramid cake, a palm tree and more!

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.
3D Pyramid and Camel Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains a blueprints and guides for the pyramid and the camel.

Track
Duration
Introduction
2:04
The Plan
2:55
Tools & Materials
3:58
Animal Modelling Method
9:52
Deciding On Colours
1:19
Shaping The Half Body Parts
12:56
Making The Front Legs
3:31
Making The Palm Leaves
5:15
Coating The Pyramid
12:37
Joining Camel Halves
6:25
Airbrushing
29:04
Adding The Eyeballs
2:58
Finishing The Base
3:51
Assembling
17:34
Final Thoughts
2:35
Total Duration
1:58:39

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. 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
Set of Knives Shop Online
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Philips Screw Driver
Set of Pliers Shop Online
Wire Cutters
Modelling Tools Shop Online
Minimum of 8 pieces recommended.
Round Nozzle Set Shop Online
12mm
Digital Scale
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Water Spray Bottle
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
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 Gas Torch
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Preferably with small holes.
Sieve
Needle or Pin
Serdar often uses a needle or a pin to remove air bubbles from underneath the fondant when coating a cake. They can also be used to pick up very small objects when decorating.
Edible Marker Pens Shop Online
Ribbed Rolling Pin Shop Online
Basic Stationary
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Florists Wire
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
50cm long, 3mm thick
Cellophane Shop Online
Hard Platform or Tray
Dinner plate or aluminium tray
Marker Pen
Permanent
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
35cm x 35cm Ivory
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 .
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients
Pastry Margarine Shop Online

Hard

This hard margarine is a type of vegetable shortening used to make puff pastry and other pastries. While you might find a similar product from a supermarket, it would probably be quite costly. It is recommended to be purchased from a wholesaler. Here are a couple of links to 2 Australian wholesalers. Frutex and EOI.
Cake

1kg

Square shape

Rolled Fondant

1.2kg

1kg White
100g Forest green (mixed with 1g tylose)

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 Chocolate Wikipedia

150g

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.
Fine Sugar

2 Comments

  • Love it! The expression on the camel’s face is just adorable. Am looking forward to the other tutorials, as always. Thank you for sharing your insights, experience, and skills. I’ve learned so very much from you and your tutorials. Always inspiring. As we say here in Germany, “Ausgezeichnet!” or, exquisite, stellar, and marvelous.

  • Fantastic. Very creative, and excellent techniques which we will be able to adapt for many projects. Thank you again for sharing your skills and knowledge.

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