Learn how to make a sugar palm tree which can be used for any beach or tropical themed cake.

In this weeks tip, I will show how to make a sugar palm tree. This is a continuation of last weeks beach texture tutorial and will be a nice addition to any beach or tropical themed 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 Palm Tree 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 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.
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
for marking lines
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
Egg white
for gluing dry leaves to the centre dome
Pizza Cutter Shop Online
Preferably large, stable and sharp.
Water Spray Bottle
Recipes & Ingredients

150g Forest Green
100g Medium 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]

Egg white

for gluing

Dark Chocolate (Compound) Wikipedia

for gluing the tree to the cake

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.

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