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.
Genie in a Lamp Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.
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
Colouring & Painting
- Airbrush set
- Gel colours
- Luster dust
- Set of brushes
- Clean sponge cubes
- Titanium dioxide
- Disposable piping bags
- Cellophane sheets
40cm x 40cm - Burgundy
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
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Powdered Food Colours
OR Gel Colours
A power drill along with a set of drill bits and screwdriving bits. Preferably cordless.
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Small Brush in Water
Ensure that brush bristles are not loose.
2x 2.5cm (diametre) and 2x 5cm (diametre))
Recipes & Ingredients
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.
A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.
Modeling chocolate, also called chocolate leather, plastic chocolate or candy clay, is a chocolate paste made by melting chocolate and combining it with corn syrup, glucose syrup, or golden syrup. Primarily used by upscale...[read more]
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
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 and...[read more]
Cooking oil is plant, animal, or synthetic fat used in frying, baking, and other types of cooking. It is also used in food preparation and flavouring not involving heat, such as salad dressings and bread dips, and in this sense might be more accurately termed edible oil. Cooking oil is typically a liquid at room temperature, although some oils that contain saturated fat, such as coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil are solid. There is a wide variety of cooking oils from plant sources such as olive oil, palm oil, soybean oil, canola oil (rapeseed oil), corn oil, peanut oil and other vegetable oils, as well as animal-based oils like butter and lard. Oil can be flavoured with aromatic foodstuffs such as herbs, chillies or garlic.
Small amount of Kirsch, Vodka, Bacardi etc.