Shape Cut Abstract Chocolate Centrepiece

In this tutorial you will learn how to create abstract centrepieces cake toppers using flat shapes cut from chocolate.

Serdar will show you how to create complex looking abstract 3D structures using nothing but 2D shapes cut from chocolate. Although this tutorial is based on the word “Yener”, you can apply this method to make any word or theme and make your own chocolate centrepiece or cake topper.

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.
Shape Cut Abstract Chocolate Centrepiece Course Material
This PDF document contains templates for the centrepiece shown in this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Introduction
2:03
Tools, Materials, Recipes & Ingredients
1:20
Drawing the Concept
7:18
Creating Individual Shape Templates
8:13
Preparing the Chocolate
4:51
Cutting the Shapes
4:29
Preparing the Shapes for Assembly
6:27
Planning the Composition for Assembly
7:44
Assembling the Centrepiece
10:24
Final Thoughts
1:43
Total Duration
55:30

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
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Bended (Medium or large)
Craft Knife Shop Online
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Water Spray Bottle
Sticky Tape Shop Online
Flat Tray
A strong flat tray that doesn't bend which is about 2mm or 3mm thick. Can be aluminium or plastic. Should be light in weight.
Cellophane Shop Online
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
Optional (if not a cake topper)
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 .
Cold Spray Shop Online
Thin Cardboard
A thin card board like the ones that make a white cake box, a post card or a business card.
Recipes & Ingredients
White Chocolate Wikipedia

Can also use dark.

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.

6 Comments

  • What a great idea. Just wondering if this could be done with real chocolate (tempered using the seeding method) and not just compound chocolate and if so, would anything else have to be adjusted?

  • Do you think something like this could be shipped?

  • Rita Margolian

    Love this topper. Question would you build it on site or can you build it and transport it by car?

    • Serdar Yener

      Hi Rita I produce this piece in Gold Coast and transported to Sydney 1000 km. Few precautions you can take. Make chocolate sheet thicker. Place a wooden scewer behind the holder and hide with chocolate. Keep always some frozen water bottles ( 2 lt.) in your freezer and when you delivering your work, pack in a box with close lid . Wrap the frozen bottle with news paper . secure the bootle in one of the corner inside the box in standing position with thin wire . good luck and thanks

  • Rita Margolian

    I love this idea and would love to place this type of piece on top of a sweet 16 cake but I’m not sure how it would transport in the car. Any ideas as to how I would keep it in one piece and keep it from not melting in the heat hear in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA?

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