Rotating Airplane Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Advanced

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic snow-capped mountain with a rotating airplane made from edible materials that appears to fly around the mountain!

This tutorial is packed with high-level tips and tricks, everything from how to make food-safe molds of complicated shapes and toys like the airplane I molded, to hooking up motors and structure that will create some really cool special effects.

2:06:47 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to create a chocolate airplane from a mold you will make yourself
  • How to create the structure and use motors that will make the airplane rotate around the cake
  • Learn how to create one-part, two-part and pour molds using food-safe materials
  • How to airbrush the plane to add realistic details and designs
  • Learn how to sculpt and create a snow-capped mountain

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Stacking the cake 0:30
  2. Overview of the motor 5:40
  3. How to bend threaded rod 13:04
  4. How to cut threaded rod 14:23
  5. Making the structure 16:04
  6. Making the foam core box 20:39
  7. Attaching the motor to the base 23:29
  8. Adding the cake board 25:26
  9. Adding the rice cereal treats 26:22
  10. Adding the cake 27:54
  11. Overview of the tools 30:31
  12. Assessing the object 34:51
  13. Adding the clay 36:45
  14. Making the box 44:12
  15. Making the mold base 46:27
  16. Cutting out the walls 48:21
  17. Gluing the walls 51:54
  18. Mixing the silicone 54:10
  19. Pouring the silicone 56:55
  20. Removing the box and toy 59:06
  21. Testing the one-part mold 1:01:47
  22. Removing the test mold 1:04:05
  23. Preparing the wings 1:05:24
  24. Making a two-part mold 1:08:09
  25. Pouring the wing silicone: Part 1 1:20:36
  26. Pouring the wing silicone: Part 2 1:22:59
  27. Making a silicone rubber one-part mold 1:26:53
  28. Making a pour mold 1:30:03
  29. Unboxing the molds 1:30:36
  30. Making the chocolate molds 1:33:43
  31. Unmolding the chocolate pieces 1:36:28
  32. Shaving down the chocolate molds 1:40:45
  33. Attaching the rudder and elevators 1:41:24
  34. Coloring the fondant 1:42:27
  35. Adding and texturing the fondant 1:44:26
  36. Painting the snow 1:47:47
  37. Adding the fondant snowcap 1:49:18
  38. Making the airplane base 1:51:41
  39. Adding the airplane base 1:53:20
  40. Adding the wings 1:55:51
  41. Attaching the airplane 1:56:45
  42. Adding the fondant clouds 1:58:12
  43. Painting the plane 2:01:28
  44. Airbrushing the plane 2:03:29