Foundation Masterclass – Supply List

Foundation Masterclass Supply List

Students enrolled in our Foundation Masterclass will need to source the following supplies.
Many of these items you may already have. Using the correct tools is so important in achieving great results!

If you have any questions about the below supply list, please email us! [email protected]
See below the supply list for suggested retailers!


  • 7 inch round cake tin
  • 8 inch square cake tin (you can bake your square either week 1 or week 4)
  • 1 x roll baking paper
  • Scissors
  • Can of spray oil, or some butter
  • Ingredients to make mud cake (recipe to be provided with the lesson in week 1)


  • 2 x batches of dark chocolate ganache in total (one for use in week 2, and one for use in week 5)
    Recipe uses 1.2kg dark chocolate and 600ml cream per batch. Recipe and information on chocolate will be covered in week 1
  • 2 x 7″round MDF cake boards
  •  2 x 8″ square MDF cake boards
  • 14″ (approx size) round or square acrylic set up board. A 14″ MDF board can be used instead of acrylic, however the acrylic board is great as you can re-use it
  • Angled spatula (your choice of size, see two different size options in the picture below – we use the small size rather than the large, but it is personal preference)
  • 2 x cake scrapers – both must be minimum 6″ high (either metal or acrylic)
  • Turntable
  • Non-slip mat
  • Small pairing knife
  • Serrated knife 
  • Go-between (found in the supermarket with Gladwrap and aluminimum foil)
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Container to store leftover ganache in (i.e. chinese takeaway container, or other airtight container with lid)


  • Small spirit level (optional) 
  • Wire cake leveller or Agbay (optional)


  • Approx 3kg Fondant of your choice
  • Turntable (use same turntable from ganaching)
  • Re-use acrylic set-up board from week 2, or another 12″ round or square MDF cake board 
  • Non-slip mat or damp chux cloth
  • Large Rolling Pin
  • 2 x fondant smoothers
  • Cornflour in a shaker or pouch
  • Pins (either standard pins or acupuncture pins)
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Pastry brush
  • Optional: 2 x acetate smoothers
  • Optional: Fondant rolling guides



Presentation boards:

  • 10″ round cake board
  • 12″ square cake board 

Decorating items:

  • Letter cutters, such as FMM Tappits. We will be using FMM Tappits in this Masterclass
  • Tylose powder
  • Cornflour in a shaker or pouch
  • Small rolling pin
  • Gel food colouring to practice marbling fondant
  • 2m x Ribbon (6mm thick) 
  • 2m x double sided tape (6mm thick)
  • Bullet Candles


  • If you have a pasta roller, please have this handy for week 4! We’ll show you how to use this to help with using tappits

Suggested retailers:

Cakers Warehouse and Cake Decorating Central have created a link with all items required for our Foundation Masterclass, to make it easier for our students to purchase any supplies needed. They are also offering a great discount for our students!
Click on the logos below to find any supplies you need:

Use code: ACDN-MASTER to get 15% off at Cake Decorating Central

Click on the logos above to shop

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