Learn how to make a simple swordfish cake.

In this tutorial, I show you how to make a 3D cake of a Swordfish (otherwise known as Marlin) from scratch! This swordfish cake is a simplified version of my premium tutorial at YenersWay.com and shows a lot of the basic steps to create this cake. The premium tutorial is different in the way that the fins and bill are made from pastillage.

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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.
Swordfish 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
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
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)
Airbrush Set Shop Online
Air brush colours

Ocean blue, black, yellow

Cotton Buds
Small Brush
For eye painting
Water Spray Bottle
Soft Scraper
Plastic knife
To create lines for fins
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  1. Anna says:

    Another beautiful piece of art and an excellent tutorial. Thank you for sharing your talent and skills.

  2. Debbie Anderson says:

    Chef Yener I noticed you use some products that don’t have to be sold in bakery depts., such as the pvc pipes and I was wondering I had bought a make-up air brush machine last year. But, I have never used it. It was quite expensive and as I don’t own a bakery air brush machine this one I am referring to looks exactly the same as the one you are using. Would it be the same as a bakery air brush machine since it has never been used no make-up was ever put into it, it is still in the original box? I would like to use this machine but until now hadn’t thought about what to use it for. It had bad reviews on make-up is the reason it was never used for that purpose.

    1. Serdar Yener says:

      Hi Debbie, there is some expensive air brush kits that you can do wonders with that but for basic cake decorating need like surface toning or giving some shades to flowers, any air brush kit will do a good job. What I am using $30.- at Ebay. The compressor is about $90.- Thanks for your compliments . Happy New Year

      1. Debbie Anderson says:

        Thank you for your quick reply and the helpful answer. I have been practicing and I would like to make this cake for my grandsons 21st birthday next month. On your mud cake recipe would that be the correct amounts for this Swordfish Cake? I think it says 3 layers for that recipe? Thank you for all sharing all your wonderful skills and talents with everyone.

  3. Brenda Pakau says:

    Thank you Chef Yener that was an excellent tutorial.

  4. anthony gillett says:

    its like watching poetry .

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