Fortnite Cake Tutorial

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Learn how to make a Fortnite themed cake!

This weeks tutorial is inspired by a very popular video game called Fortnite. If we make cakes for family, friends or customers, we usually receive requests for cakes that are based on a trending or popular theme so I thought it would be a good idea to make a Fortnite cake tutorial. Hope you find it useful and learn something from this tutorial.

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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.
Fortnite Cake 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
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
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Aluminium Foil Shop Online
Thicker is preferred.
Cellophane Shop Online
Atomizer

for wooden stain application

Set of Scissors Shop Online
Craft Knife Shop Online
Ruler
Skewers Shop Online
Styrofoam Block Shop Online
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Sponge cube and water

For creating lighter shades on wood

Silver colour
Corrugated Cardboard
Great for placing sugar items to dry. Easy to move around.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
40cm x 40cm
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 .
Recipes & Ingredients
Dark Chocolate Wikipedia

100g

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.

3kg mix
for
5cm (height) by 30cm (width) x 30cm (length) square sponge

Trim the sides to 27cm x 27cm square landscape, use off cuts to create mountains.

A moist and rich chocolate mud cake aerated with baking powder and soda bicarbonate. A very dark and dense mud cake which contains a lot of chocolate and cocoa powder with a touch of coffee powder. Years ago wedding cakes...[read more]

1.2kg

Chocolate ganache is nothing but pure chocolate melted with a generous amount of boiling fresh cream. This smooth airless chocolate cream makes a lot of things possible. A benefit of chocolate ganache is that the high...[read more]

Rolled Fondant

300g grey/light brown marbling
1kg light green

A commonly used sugar paste for coating cakes. Also known as RTR (ready to roll) fondant.

500g light brown

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]

Gum Paste

100g egg yellow
350g blue
350g green , in two tones for trees

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