Learn how to make sugar doves.

In this weeks tip, I show you my easy way to make sugar doves that can be used to decorate a 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.
Sugar Doves Tutorial 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
Medium size
The tip used to push for the eyes
Cake pops sticks
Egg white
To glue the wings to the body
Styrofoam Block Shop Online
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Plastic Wrap Shop Online
Recipes & Ingredients

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]


  1. Deirdre Kettle says:

    Again another amazing tutorial thank you, I am definitely going to try this, you make it look so easy which always inspires me, I usually experiment/practice with fondant first until I get it right and then I use something stronger that will set that way if I make a mistake or many mistakes lol I just roll it up and start again.
    Many thanks again

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Hi Deirdre, you will not have an easy trial with fondant. Please use pastillage for an immediate result. The wings have to dry first 5-6 hours minimum before attache to the freshly modelled body.

  2. Debbie Anderson says:

    Thank You Chef Yener for all I have been taught after watching your video’s for so long. Your a wonderful instructor and directions are very easy to understand. I am going to do the doves next month for my daughters cake. Love this technique you really make it look very simple but, since this will be my first try with pastillage I am sure I will not do as well as you demonstrate. But, you have to start somewhere. Thank you again and the sale is wonderful for people living on fixed budgets like myself plan on taking a few of the 50 percent discounts on some of the classes I have been admiring for so long.

  3. Holly Hallam says:

    Hi Chef,
    I have been trying to make the Doves and the wings turn out fine and the body has the correct shape but as soon as I assemble the wings to the body and insert the cake pop stick the body starts to crack, Please suggest what I can do or what I am doing wrong.
    Thanks so much. I love all your tutorials!

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      You have to pock the wings and the stick right after shaping.

  4. Brinda T. says:

    Helĺo Chef very impressed and would like to try it out..however,i am there a substitute for egg white for this preparation?

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