Ganache is a crucial part of cake decorating but we find that some people are quite afraid to use it. In this course from our completely free series of cake decorating lessons (did we mention it’s free?) Paul goes into fantastic detail on using ganache for cake decorating.
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!
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.
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.
Just by mastering the common decorations in this course you will vastly expand on the amount of cakes you can create. Paul uses these decorations again and again on many different styles of cake. Take this free course and learn 11 different decorations!
So, I’m going to need stuff to get going right? Yes, you will need some tools and knowing where to start is very important. In this free cake decorating course, Paul takes you through all of the commonly used tools in his kit and tells you a little about each one.
Icing cakes is an essential skill for anyone who wants to learn cake decorating and here Paul provides a free master class! He will demonstrate step-by-step how to ice a round cake and a square cake using a number of different tried and tested techniques that will serve you well for a lifetime of cake decorating.
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.
The perfect course for those wanting to make Easter a little more exciting and special, and of course yummy! This is a great course for beginners or to decorate along with the kids.
The Spider Cupcake is perfect for all things Halloween! You’ll quickly learn how to create spooky additions to your Halloween party decorations…
This easy to make handbag cake is very striking and has been designed to be made quickly after a bit of practice. It’s a great design to learn and with the colours easily interchangeable it can be adapted for any taste.
It’s a great cake to start with as you will engage in a number of techniques used by cake decorators time after time like covering the cake, covering the board, stacking cakes, making easy decorations and applying the all important finishing touches.
A great cake in itself, but we use the Round Bow cake as our introduction to cake decorating. Here you´ll learn how to neatly cover a cake using ganache, adding sugarpaste decorations and introducing some of Paul´s effective finishing touches.
Buttercream is very popular in cake decorating and often replaces ganache. In this course Paul gives you his take on buttercream as well as everything you need to know to use buttercream in your cake decorating.
To achieve a smooth, sharp finish and to reduce the risk of bulges or collapsing cakes then Dark Chocolate ganache is the best layering medium to use.
The Sugar Dog model tutorial is perfect for learning to make a variety of different dog breeds. The skills learnt can easily be adapted to allow for different thickness of coats, change in colour, size and features to create the perfect pup to add to a cake or cupcake.
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.
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.