Learn how to make a sugar airplane to use for any travel related cake.

There are some decorations that we don’t do often but once they are needed, it is important to know what to do. This week’s tip will be an object like that. A sugar airplane. A sugar airplane can be used for just about any travel related theme, like a holiday, farewell, welcoming, a birthday cake for a pilot, or for my particular reason, an airport cake.

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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.
How to Make a SUGAR AIRPLANE 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
PVC Pipe Shop Online
For rolling
Often used to create pillars between cake tiers. Can also be used within the cake to provide extra internal support. Serdar often uses a PVC pipe to roll fondant.
Starch duster
Craft Knife Shop Online
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
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.
Corrugated Cardboard
small piece to lift the wing slightly
Great for placing sugar items to dry. Easy to move around.
Edible Marker Pens Shop Online
Cake pop stick
Sandpaper Shop Online
Fine ( if necessary for cleaning)
Recipes & Ingredients

150g white
50g gray
20g black

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 Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

50g for gluing

Compound chocolate is a product made from a combination of cocoa, vegetable fat, and sweeteners. It is used as a lower-cost alternative to true chocolate, as it uses less-expensive hard vegetable fats such as coconut oil or palm kernel oil in place of the more expensive cocoa butter. It may also be known as 'compound coating' or 'chocolatey coating' when used as a coating for candy.

50g for fixing joints

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]


  1. Diana Paul says:

    This amazing and very timely as I am doing a aviation themed wedding cake! Thank you so much! I am wondering how do you get a shiny look on pastillage and what type of edible paint do you use to paint your pastillage. In the video its edible markers but i have to match a specific colour!

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Hi, I did not use any particular marker. Any brand will do the job. I wouldn’t use confectioner glaze to make pastllage shiny which has painted with edible marker pens because they both alcohol base, colours may bleed.

  2. Elisabetta says:

    Thank you for making this one! I really appreciate…. there was this cute red double-Decker on the gold coast cake… any chance to see how you made that as well? No hurry, :-). Take care and again thank you. Elisabetta

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