Intertwined Initials Topper

Brilliant!!
This was another fantastic tutorial from Chef Yener. Like every other one of his tutorials I've watched, I start out thinking, wow this is a beautiful piece. How can I make something so beautiful and so perfect? It must be pretty difficult. Then at the end of the video, I think wow! that's easy, I can do this. I can see how I can apply this technique to some other project. It is a real confidence booster. Yener's way of teaching is so simple, anyone can make beautiful custom initial toppers. Thank you for sharing your talent.
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Fabulous techniques for cake toppers
I am a beginner and so grateful for the very patient, thorough teaching style of Chef Yener. These beautiful cake toppers and the recipes for pastillage are a wonderful tool for any cake decorator. I love Chef Yener's personality, he is very warm and sincere - and humble, for such a famous and talented chef! Thank you Chef Yener for teaching us!
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Intertwined Initials Topper

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Learn how to make a wedding cake topper using an elegant feminine letter for the bride which is intertwined around a bold masculine letter for the groom.

In this tutorial, you are going to experience how to design and put together an intertwined initials cake topper from scratch.

Usually when we hear the words “initials topper”, the first thing that comes to mind is 2 bold letters placed side by side with an ‘&’ symbol in the middle. To me, this is like a couple standing side by side, not even holding hands and not showing any emotion at all. Now, imagine a couple with their arms wrapped around each other, showing that they really love and complete each other. This is the type of initials topper I want to show you in this tutorial.

I will use two different fonts. One will be masculine style font that is straight and bold representing the male. The other will be a feminine fragile and cursive font representing a female. They will not stand side by side but instead be intertwined to become one and express a true love for one another.

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.
Intertwined Initials Topper Course Material
This PDF document contains A5 size templates for all masculine letters as well as example designs of different combinations and a guide sheet for making feminine letters.

Track
Duration
Introduction
2:44
Tools, Materials, Recipes & Ingredients
2:40
How the M & N were Designed
3:13
Designing L & M
5:51
Designing the S & J
6:25
Designing a P & A
3:58
Making the Masculine M
9:48
Making the Masculine L
11:06
Calculating the Length of the Feminine Letters
5:54
Making the Feminine N
14:36
Making the Feminine M
11:38
Standing the Letters Upright
4:07
Painting the Feminine Letters Gold
8:55
Final Thoughts
00:56
Total Duration
1:32:47

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
LED Light Tracing Box Shop Online
Optional
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
14cm (for 15cm diametre top cake) & 4cm
Pliers
X 2
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Starch
Preferably with small holes.
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Perfection Strips Shop Online
10mm & 5mm
Used to roll dough (fondant, pastillage etc.) to an even thickness.
Basic Stationary
Pencil, marker pen, highlighter, transparent ruler
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Pizza Cutter Shop Online
Preferably large, stable and sharp.
Skewers Shop Online
Just one
Small Brush in Egg White
Craft Knife Shop Online
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
A4 Paper
Tracing Paper
Recipes & Ingredients
Dark Chocolate Wikipedia

A handful. Used for gluing purposes.

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.
White Chocolate Wikipedia

A handful. Used for gluing purposes.

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.

44 comments

  1. Vanessa Richardson says:

    Hi Mr Yener. I am unable to download the letters for this tutorial.

    1. Serkan Yener says:

      Hi Vanessa, this is a premium tutorial which means you either need to purchase it individually or subscribe to a time based subscription at Yeners Way. Once you do this and log in, you will be able to download the course material which will have the letters. If you already have purchased the tutorial or are subscribed, and still have trouble, please email help@yenersway.com for assistance. Thank you

  2. jeg85 says:

    Hi Mr Yener, can you help me please? I need to create a male “V” with a female “D”. Thank you!

  3. vasanti rego says:

    I would like to use this initial topper. Can you give me any suggestion how to write Mr. & Mrs. Pannu. Both their name starts with J. (Janita and Jaspreet) wedding is November 10th, 2018.
    Thanks
    Vasanti

      1. vasanti rego says:

        Did get any message from you in my in box. Can you please re send thanks

    1. vasanti rego says:

      Just wondering what was your advice for me. please re-send your reply. thanks,
      Vasanti
      midee10512001@gmail.com

  4. Marti Thew says:

    Awesome tutorial! I absolutely love the option of mixing the gold powder with oil instead of alcohol. Have you used oil with other dusts, as well?

  5. Gâteaux of Love says:

    Very interesting tutorial, this is a proper opportunity as my husband asked jokingly his name initials on the cake. Is it possible please help on how to interfere the feminine K letter on masculine M. Thank youuuuu.

  6. Hali Craig says:

    This tutorial is great and very easy to follow. I have never seen anyone adding oil to color dust, I’ll have to try it. Can you help me design a masculine D with a feminine R?

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Please check your inbox

  7. Berlitz Joseph says:

    i am amazed by such talent! the letters are gorgeous, i would have never thought of oil for coloring in gold, in France we don’t have grain alcohol , oil is such a great alternative even though it doesn’t dry to touch
    thank you so much for this tutorial chef!!!!!!!

  8. jeg85 says:

    I need help designing a masculine K with a feminine W.

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Please check your inbox. Thanks

      1. jeg85 says:

        Can you resend this please? I can’t find it and I need this for an upcoming cake. I need help designing a masculine K with a feminine W. Thank you!

  9. halloula68 says:

    Great tutorial!!! Could you please help me design a masculine Z and a feminine H.
    Thank you!

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      When do you need that? I am traveling at the moment I will be home 23rd is that okay or if it is urgent let me know.

  10. jeg85 says:

    I need help in designing 2 Js together. A masculine J and feminine J?

    Also, instead of a base, can I insert skewers at the bottom of the masculine letter to stick directly into a cake?

    Thank you! I love your work!

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Please check your e mail. Thanks

  11. Linda Mannion says:

    What can I use to colour the pastillage, I want navy blue masculine M and feminine K in silver, what are the best ways to colour the M , in navy powder or americolor, and the grey in? If I use a silver dust with oil, will it give a glossy look like the gold? I will have silver leaf on one of the layers on the cake, be nice to match. I noticed you commented that spray colour the M, I guess I can buy this. I am in Cairns Qld

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Making deep colors with pastillage requires excessive amount color which can also cause change the strength of pastillage . This is what I would do. Make the M with white and airbrush the color all sides twice and let it dry. I would also do the K with white and paint with brush using oil and silver dust after dried.

  12. Patricia Wentrcek says:

    I tinted my pastillage a deep black but twice it faded to a gray as it dried. Do you have any suggestions? I have never had fondant or gum paste do this. It was not in direct sunlight..

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      The only reason cause that is not enough colour been used. Or the strength of the colour itself. If you don’t want to add more colour, do this: If it is for block letter do a little airbrushing with black on both sides and wait till completely dry. If it is for cursive letter use a sharp-tip paint brush to apply black carefully after the centrepiece dried and finished.

  13. nette says:

    Hi, it`s so interesting want to try but if you could give a hint, how can i intertwined a V and S in one Line and in a lower Position putting front in a 6inch cake with a 3 Inch high, thanks

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Which letter is female ? I did not understand the position. Just give me the size of initials you want to do

      1. nette says:

        Thanks for your Reply, I was thinking the letters would be on 3 Inch sizes, V would be bold and S would be the feminine, my plan is to hang the feminine letter to the bold V ( just like a rope hanging in a intertwined style like yours) Thanks and hoping you have my Point.

        1. nette says:

          oh it will not stand but will be glued on the front side of a cake, thanks

          1. nette says:

            I received your mail, thank you it`s really beautiful and a great help, many many thanks!

  14. kbaity1 says:

    VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT.

  15. Sara Henriques says:

    WoW, WoW, really loved this tutorial. i have to do it, but i’m not sure about the pastillage for the feminine letters, how do you make this pastillage so soft and playable ?
    thanks

    1. Serkan Yener says:

      Hi Sara, Glad you enjoyed the tutorial. If you have a look at our Recipes section, we have a recipe for the pastilage that Serdar is using. Getting it to be a nice pliable consistency is just a matter of balancing the amount of water and the temperature. Please also take a look at this article for some tips on how to work with pastillage. Hope this helps, thanks.

  16. Francine Kotler Elfassy says:

    Fantastic tutorial.
    One thing that I would appreciate clarification on. You said that you mix the gold dust with vegetable oil so that it would shine. How long would that take to completely dry? And could I use the oil to mix with any coloured dust to get a shiny finish?
    Thank you so much 🙂

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      It will not get touch dry for quite sometime because oil will not evaperate but why you have to wait till dry . You place the topper on the cake and it is done. No I don’t think any coloured dust will work with oil. Thanks

  17. daisy kwok says:

    its like a professional carpenting skill to me. i would definitely try this!
    Its too beautiful

  18. vasanti rego says:

    Wow that is beautiful. For silver i would have to use real edible silver powder, can i use silver leaf to give the same effect.

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Powder is possible not the leaves. Thanks

  19. Denise Bitchener says:

    Beautiful!

  20. NOVA STERLING says:

    Hi there, when will this tutorial be released as you promoted it before the grand piano tutorial and that one is released already – can’t wait!

    1. Serkan Yener says:

      Hi Nova, yes apologies for confusion. The order that we publish ‘Coming soon’ tutorials may not always be the order we publish the actual tutorials. The Intertwined Initials Topper should be published very soon (in a few days). Thanks 🙂

  21. Albertine Harmsen says:

    Mooi

  22. momo says:

    Cant wait for this tutorial, when is it going to be published

  23. Huang Chuanding says:

    Can you teach 3D dragon? October I need. Many customers are interested in 3D cake. But these are not my specialty. Thank you

  24. Huang Chuanding says:

    looking forward to see this class.NEXT MONTH Iwant to use .

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