Space Themed Fondant Scenery Cake

Intermediate

Learn how to decorate a cake in a space theme.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to decorate a cake with a space theme. Serdar will show you how to make a rocket, satellite, all the planets in our solar system and some asteroids. You will also learn how to paint a galaxy texture as well as a unique way to paint thousands of realistic stars very quickly.

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.
Space Themed Fondant Scenery Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains guides and blueprints for the cake.

Track
Duration
Introduction
1:58
The Plan
3:14
Tools & Materials
4:37
Ingredients & Recipes
5:36
Shaping & Coating the Planets
13:40
Making the Asteroids
2:51
Making Saturns Rings
1:51
Shaping the Spaceship
9:03
Shaping the Satellite
7:51
Adding Colour to the Spaceship
6:02
Coloring the Satellite
2:15
Adding Colour & Texture to the Planets
12:28
Painting Planet Earth
4:31
Assembling the Spaceship & Satellite
3:01
Talking about the Space Texture
5:24
Airbrushing the Cake
12:50
Making the Stars
14:29
Putting It All Together
13:23
Adding the Asteroids
9:17
Adding the Rocket Flames
9:11
Final Touches
5:26
Final Thoughts
2:10
Total Duration
2:33:29

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
Modelling Tools Shop Online
Minimum of 8 pieces recommended.
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
Sponge cubes
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Set of Knives Shop Online
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Starch
Preferably with small holes.
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.
Water Spray Bottle
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Small
Fondant Smoother Shop Online
Rubber pusher

Special size & cut for solar panels.

Round tip pushers

5mm, 10mm and 15mm diametre.

Cordless drill

With flattened metal fork.

New scrubbing brush
Skewers Shop Online
2mm and 4mm
Cellophane Shop Online
Clean white small towel
Cotton Buds
Aluminium Foil Shop Online
Thicker is preferred.
Aluminium Wire Shop Online
3mm diametre
Big bowl of water
Edible Gold and Silver powder
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients
Kirsch
Titanium Dioxide
Cake

200mm high by 200mm diametre.

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

Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from egg white and icing sugar (mix or pure). A little addition of an acidic substance like lemon juice, citric acid or cream of tartar, the texture of the icing can be improved....[read more]

Rolled Fondant

White, to coat the cake.

Very small amounts of light yellow, yellow, orange, red and black for windows and flame.

9 Comments

  • this is amazing! i love how realistic the planets look!

  • Amazing Masterpiece like all your impeccable work and we all get used to. Just thanks for having found two years ago and all the incredible and unique techniques I learnt from a MASTER like you.Once again thank ypu for sharing such talent with us.
    Cant wait to make this masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hello Chef Yener, Thank you for sharing the ingenious techniques to create such an imaginative project. It is a triumph.
    In the UK we are forbidden to use wire in direct contact with cake. Inserting plastics straws to hold the wire would be clumsy. Please can you suggest an elegant but strong solution to support the meteorite shower, Saturn an it’s rings and the heavy space rocket. Wooden skewers or toothpicks would be fine for the lighter planets but not robust enough for the heavier objects.
    Thank you Denise

    • Serdar Yener

      Hi Denise,
      Thanks for your comments. If wooden skewers is your preference to hold the meteorite shower, soak the skewers in water for 10 minutes, flame dry and then bend it ( it will stay bent ).

  • Like all Your tutorials, this one is an amazing too Mr. Yeners. You can’t imagine how much struggle was for me when I was making my cake to look like space. I was using tiny candy pearls.They kept falling down whenever I was touching the cake.
    I just learned from You the coolest way to make the starts.
    I’m a beginner. I love all Your cakes and center pieces but some of them are only for professionals. Your last two cake tutorials are for my kind . I can’t wait to try out the new textures and tricks. I’ve learned a lot! Thank You! You are the best!
    Sincerely Erika

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