SWORDFISH CAKE Tutorial

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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