60th Anniversary Cake

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 31
Decoration Time: 2 Days

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  • 4 x 10” Square by 3” deep chocolate cake


  • 6kg Dark chocolate ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 16” Round cake drum x 2 (temporary)


  • 6kg White sugarpaste

Paints and Dusts

  • Sky Blue
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Silver Satin
  • Ginger Glow


  • 18” Square MDF board
  • 18” BY 20” MDF board
  • 3” Square by 5” long wooden post
  • 3” Square by 7” long wooden post
  • 8” by 12” by 10 mm thick plywood
  • Sand paper
  • 1”corner braces x 11
  • 12” by 12” Foam core
  • Tin foil
  • CMC
  • Thick straws x 20
  • 100g Royal icing


  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Palette knife


  • Circle Cutters
  • Triangle Cutters


  • Small paintbrush

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin


  • Jigsaw Cutter
  • Power Drill
  • Hot glue gun
  • Airbrush
  • 8mm and 3 mm drill
  • Metal ruler
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Battery operated LED lights
Say hello to this monster of a cake! This was a commissioned cake for a business's 60th anniversary and it was the perfect way to mark such an enormous achievement.
While this specific design was tailored to one particular business, the building blocks of this celebration cake could be easily adapted to reflect any type of business or big anniversary.
Perfect as a large celebration cake with numerous ways to be adapted to suit almost any occasion it's a big feeder and very impressive to look at. It even lights up!
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create free standing edible numbers, carve cake to various shapes, work with ganache, create realistic edible household objects, work with edible paint to create lovely realistic tones and much, much more! This cake is perfect for an advanced cake designer or for an intermediate looking for a new challenge, and is a great cake to add to your resume.

We'd love to see your take on the 60th Anniversary Cake - so make sure you share your snaps with us on our Facebook page.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 185,000+ students.  
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