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The Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School now has the best free cake decorating resource on the planet, BAR NONE and it’s completely free! Start watching any video and you’ll be prompted for your email address, enter it once…and that’s it! You’ll learn everything you need to know to get started in cake decorating and with a quick scroll down this page, you’ll instantly get an understanding of just how much we are offering here, FOR FREE! 

Paul is so passionate about cake decorating and helping others learn, that when we asked “what would the perfect resource be when starting out?” He described this free section…so that’s what we made. Have fun and don’t forget to share the joy!

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Paul’s Moist Chocolate Cake (8 videos)

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Baking is obviously a very important part of cake decorating and you can’t just set about decorating any type of cake. Some cakes are much better for stacking and carving than others, especially when it comes to some of the novelty cakes. Luckily, we have taken the guess work out of this by providing you with a guide to making Paul’s famous moist (but strong) chocolate cake! It’s perfect for carving and it tastes amazing!

Icing Boards (7 videos)

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This is an often under appreciated aspect to cake decorating but getting nicely decorated boards really gives your cake a professional finish and edge on the competition – and it’s pretty easy when you know how!

Icing Cakes (10 videos)

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Icing cakes is an essential skill for anyone wanting to learn cake decorating and to be able to take a masterclass like this for free, really is a game changer! Paul takes you through how to ice a round cake and a square cake using a couple of different tried and tested techniques


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Now you’ve taken a look through our free cake decorating videos, you’re ready to start making amazing cakes and the School is just the place for you!

We have well over 1000 lessons available to our members starting from as little as £5.97/month! All of our courses are in depth step-by-step video guides, by Paul Bradford (and friends). Just like this free section, but even better! Start learning instantly today!



Stacking Cakes (6 videos)

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This is one of those subjects that can scare new cake decorators a little. Lifting up perfect cakes and balancing them on top of one another can seem a little daunting. Well, not after you’ve watched this free course! After taking this course you will have the confidence to stack 3 tiered cake and really move on to a “higher” level of cake decorating!

Basic Sugarpaste Skills (5 videos)

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When it comes to making sugar models and all things sugarcraft, there are a few techniques you will use again and again. Such as rolling out sausages, balls and cones. They might look easy but Paul makes sure you master these fundamentals in this free course, before moving on to the more advanced skills.

Basic Flowers (8 videos)

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Creating amazing sugar flowers is one of those things you might have thought would be too difficult…until now! Take our free course in basic sugar flowers and get the knowledge and confidence needed to start adding beautiful flowers to your cakes. Paul takes you through all the basic techniques that you can repeat time and time again!

Polka Dot Wedding Cake (23 videos)

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Put it all together and what have you got? Well, anything you can imagine really! In this course, we have selected all the videos needed from our free section to put together this 3 tiered retro wedding cake! All using videos from the free cake decorating lessons section! WOW. Remember, you can go your own way with these videos and really make a cake your own. Then, when you’re ready for more don’t worry, because we’ve got A LOT more. Over 150 full courses containing over 1100 lessons.


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  1. samrooth

    March 29, 2014

    can you tell me the way you bake the cakes..?? because whenever i bake cake it comes out dry..but i want it to be moisture.. please tell me the way you bake cake…

  2. AJsMagicCakez

    March 24, 2014

    Oh man I am so excited to have found your site. My hubby of 19 years recently had a sever stroke that left him paralyzed, he is the bread winner in our family so I find myself in need a career. He suggested I take my artistic talents and combine them with my culinary talents and try my hand at cake decorating. Even in the state he is in, he still finds himself encouraging me to be better, he is an amazing person. Anyway, I cant go to school right now, I have to take care of him and help him recover. So my only option is learning through an online education. Thisseem like the perfect site for what I need right now.

    Could you suggest some basic tools needed to start or is there a video regarding starter tools? I am on a limited budget t start so any tips on beginner tools that are mandatory to start would be appreciated. Thanks a ton and I can’t wait to get started.

    AJ :)

  3. meryam

    March 22, 2014

    Thanks for sharing

  4. jobberjab

    March 21, 2014

    Is it simple to do this as a business from home and what do i need to have in terms of equipment and paperwork. Have not got a clue about this stuff as i just want to decorate cakes.

  5. Pearl

    March 11, 2014

    Please could you tell me how to find Pauls Chocolate Cake recipe on the site please, I have watched the chocolate cake video but
    cannot find the recipe Thankyou

  6. Chrissy

    March 8, 2014

    Hi where can I find the recipe to try Paul’s chocolate cake I will be joining the site in October as I travel from April to September in our motor home so don’t do much baking but I have to make a wedding cake for my daughter in June and would love to use this chocolate cake recipe bye the way it will be my first wedding cake and I am 62 and never attempted this before I love the free lessons I have learned so much so thankful thank you your very talented

  7. tizzyme

    March 7, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge, it certainly covers a much better understanding of the basics, when i am in a position to I would love to sign up for your other classes too.

  8. idong40

    March 3, 2014

    Thank you for the free classes, very informative can’t wait to start my subscription. Just to confirm, how often do you have new online classes?

    • andy

      April 8, 2014

      We add a brand new course every week and we don’t remove the old ones! Plenty to learn and keep you learning :-)

  9. Naomi

    March 1, 2014

    I have learned SO MUCH from watching your youtube tutorials. Thank you SO MUCH, Chef Paul! I’m excited to join. I already know it will be one of the best investments I make in my cake business. God bless you!

  10. HarpalChana

    February 24, 2014

    Hi Paul

    I need to make a piano cake with a figure playing the piano. Do you have any video on this?

  11. Theroyle1

    February 21, 2014

    Fab free tutorials I am an absolute beginner I have watched all free videos and it’s better than a soap opera I am hooked and will def be subscribing thank you

  12. Denise

    February 9, 2014

    Hi Paul,
    In your classes do you teach how to bake cakes from scratch or are they more so focused on decorating?
    Thank you

    • andy

      February 18, 2014

      Hi Denise, We do offer a selection of baking courses too which you can find here (There’s more coming really soon too!)

  13. aymanjamil1

    January 27, 2014

    NICE teacher

  14. gabbydan

    January 25, 2014

    Hi Paul,
    if i subscribe for either the monthly or annual package, will i have access to downloading the videos

    • andy

      January 31, 2014

      Subscription will allow the streaming of the courses on the site but these are not available for download I’m afraid. You could always try the monthly subscription to see if you like it first!

      • nicky

        February 25, 2014

        How long are the tutorials avaliable for. All the time you’re a member or do you take them off and add new ones?

        • andy

          April 2, 2014

          The tutorials on the site aren’t taken off, we simply add new ones! As long as you’re an active paid member you have access to all of them. (The free ones will stay there for free members too!)

  15. tamila

    January 25, 2014

    brauche diese videos in deutsch

  16. serwah02

    January 22, 2014

    Hi Brad,wish I was in Uk so could attend your school and get more of your videos.you so amazing

  17. frostings

    January 21, 2014

    Thanks for the basics Paul. You are the clearest and simplest on the web. I’m enthused to up my game to your standards. i would like to teach too, so thanks for the encouragement. All the best for this New Year.

  18. heatherhilton

    January 12, 2014

    Awesome Videos!

  19. mandyevans

    December 14, 2013

    Hi Paul, I m thinking about signing up to your annual course, but I wanted to try a few free demos first, I cant seem to find any, and if I did sign up and paid monthly can I cancel at any time

    • andy

      December 16, 2013

      Hi Mandy, you can cancel a recurring membership at any time so if you did just want to try our monthly membership feel free to join up and then request a cancellation by emailing andy@designer-cakes.com

  20. Carolina Beligoy

    December 6, 2013

    God Bless You!!! Thanks to share with us!!

  21. NovaHRM

    December 2, 2013

    Thank you for sharing.. You’re skills are special. God Bless You!!

  22. Blossom

    November 30, 2013

    Your ausum !!!

  23. Vjollca P

    November 26, 2013

    Thank you

  24. Seham1985

    November 23, 2013

    Thanks for sharing. I really love it.

  25. AnneO

    November 22, 2013

    Thanks a lot for sharing

  26. Allthingspretty

    November 22, 2013

    Your so amazing! Love your work! x

  27. Justyna

    November 18, 2013

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  28. shadeboer

    November 18, 2013

    thanks for sharing.admire with your work chef !

  29. Sue

    November 12, 2013

    I have been doing cakes for a little while & have done ok but i have picked up some good tips that will help me along greatly, thank you for such detailed info.Glad i stopped at your stall at Birminghams cake international. Love the dogs x

  30. Angel0102

    November 9, 2013

    I have found your classes so easy as you keep it so simple for us, I have learned where I have been going wrong with different aspects of cake decorating, thank you so much please keep this website going , by the way love your table and chairs in the background xx

  31. bellscakes

    November 5, 2013

    I always wondered how to apply stripes to a cake, now I know! Great turorial thanks very much.

  32. Sarah195

    November 3, 2013

    Thank you so much Paul! I’m practicing on the free lessons and will join the membership when I feel confident on the basics. You are a very good teacher!

  33. michelle65

    October 30, 2013

    Just want to say thank you Paul for providing us with the basic free courses, I’ve even learn’t how to do a bow properly :)

  34. chellescreations

    October 28, 2013

    Thank you so much Paul for all the tutorials you provide in the free section.
    A great teacher, very clear and precise instructions and an amazing website, with so much content….so glad I found you !! :)

  35. madeitwithlove

    October 25, 2013

    Finally I’ve managed to view the whole free tutorial library and I’m astonished at the enormous content, yes and all FREE!! I don’t think I would be exaggerating if I said there is no other site on earth which offers sooo much so generously. I’ve trawled the internet to get a comparison and there is non. Thank you for sharing and caring. xx

  36. princesssugarpop

    October 24, 2013

    Amazing job Paul very useful website you are a brilliant teacher thanks for sharing.

  37. Madiemac

    October 21, 2013

    Thank you for sharing your incredible talent and effortless style! I am totally besotted!

  38. deidre

    October 18, 2013

    My secret recipe…a lot of BRADFORD!!! God Bless you, thank you for sharing your talent and skill so that we (professional or otherwise) may prosper. xxxx

  39. Sharon Casey

    October 17, 2013

    Would love to do this course, would give me more experience when I do my own cakes.

  40. Sughey

    October 16, 2013

    Thanks you!!! I need your videos in Spanish, please!

  41. celiaevelyn

    October 16, 2013

    thank you for the free lessons… since I’ve become a mummy 2 years ago my interest on cakes, cupcake and popcakes decorating has increased a lot. I want to give my daughter beautiful birthday experiences and of course make her beautiful cakes.
    Can someone please provide me with a recipe/how-to-do a good cake/sponge cake that is firm/steady and hence will enable me to decorate it without wrecking it :)
    thanking you in advance!

  42. Amy

    October 15, 2013

    This is awesome! It is so much fun to watch you Paul. You’re such a great teacher. Keep it up dear

  43. Shehnaz kazi

    October 7, 2013

    Very helpful to beginners thanks a lot Paul.

  44. gacal

    October 5, 2013

    Thanks for sharing

  45. JandDsNeNee

    September 29, 2013

    Shiela I am unfortunately in same boat as you so it is wonderful that we can get some of this stuff for free. Very hard for me to get out besides the moneys it costs for the classes. So again Thank you for your genourosity. I know I spelt that word wrong and I apologize. Very Respectfully.

  46. JandDsNeNee

    September 29, 2013

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. Very Grateful. Respectfully.

  47. Marcela Martín Más

    September 29, 2013

    Good evening Paul,
    My name is Marcela and recently I’m in the world of cakes and decoration. I am a kindergarden teacher and I have some creativity but not too much technique or experience. I love your videos, they are very educational and creative … I wish one day to make some progress with you. Live in Barcelona.
    Thank you very much!!

  48. Delifante

    September 25, 2013

    so useful website, thank you Paul!

  49. cakesbyerin

    September 25, 2013

    I just watched all of the ganache videos. You make it seem so effortless! I will definitely be passing these on! Great work!

  50. Shelia

    September 25, 2013

    OMG!!!! Thank you so much. Can’t wait until you post something new. Love that you have free classes because I am disabled and on a fixed income. Wish I could afford the other classes but these are GREAT!! Again Thanks for sharing your talent.

  51. gladys

    September 23, 2013

    good to know this page

  52. RominaBarreiro

    September 22, 2013

    I need your videos in Spanish, please!

  53. Zainab

    September 22, 2013

    Thanks soooooooooooo much Paul!

  54. toyin07

    September 22, 2013

    Thanks for the free classes.

  55. Gemma Elliott

    September 21, 2013

    Hi could you tell me what cutters you used on the basic flower video? I looked on the shop but couldn’t see them thanks

  56. Jeannettem

    September 20, 2013

    I have enjoyed all the videos I have managed to see so far, I am looking forward to viewing more when I have time. Thank you so much.

  57. Jodie Binskin

    September 18, 2013

    Thank you soooo much for sharing your knowledge and skills! I can’t wait to watch all of your videos =D

  58. Sara

    September 16, 2013

    Thank you so much, I saw you at the NEC, you were brilliant there too. Thanks again, I have a ganached cake this week, you’re a life saver!

  59. Vaishalii19

    September 16, 2013

    Awesome videos…..thank you for sharing….it’s quite a help. Thank you once again :)

  60. Shazbaz

    September 16, 2013

    Amazing! I am hooked, I have watched all 100 free video’s in 24 hours! I will be joining ASAP! Thank you!

  61. tortasmarcia

    September 15, 2013

    thanks for sharing the information

  62. christine62

    September 14, 2013

    I have just had a quick look at some of the free videos, thanks for sharing Paul and when funds allow I will be subscribing as you are a patient teacher. Thanks again.

  63. maria15907

    September 13, 2013

    Thank you very much!

  64. VASTI

    September 13, 2013

    thank you

  65. croxholden

    September 13, 2013

    Thanks so much you are a great teacher

  66. Tina

    September 12, 2013

    What can I say? Paul, you’re just a delight to watch…. love how you make everything look so simple and do able. Thanks a million!


    September 12, 2013

    thank you

  68. sherley

    September 10, 2013

    Thanks for sharing

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The Paul Bradford Sugarcraft School offers cake decorators of all skill levels the opportunity to learn from one of Europe’s best cake decorators. Through 100’s of hours of detailed online Cake Decorating Video courses, courses held in Kenmore, Perthshire and our community Q&A you will discover just how easy it can be to create cakes that makes people go WOW! Never before has there been an easier, more fun, or more cost effective way to learn the art of cake decorating.

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