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.
Indian Snake Charmer Centerpiece
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
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
Modelling & Shaping
- Modelling tools
- Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
- Hard pastry margarine/shortening
- Oil cooking spray
Cutting & Slicing
- Set of knives
- Craft knife
- Pizza cutter
- Box cutter
- Set of scissors
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.
Preferably large, stable and sharp.
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
9mm x 35cm round MDF covered with black velevet and 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 snake skin
To melt pastillage
Recipes & Ingredients
300 g White
700 g Skin color
150 g Orange
100 g Blue
200g Straw color
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]