Goldfish Cake by Paul Bradford

Skill Level: Intermediate
Decorating Time: 2 Hours
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This design includes the first use of a carved rich fruit cake on the Online Courses and also shows the difference using the airbrush can make over painting or using coloured sugarpaste.

While out looking at the villa in Malaga the owner knew Paul made cakes and when he was showing his outside pond which was rich in his prized goldfish he said that he didn't want any ending up as 'fish cakes'.
Finding out that his birthday was coming up Paul took the opportunity to create the Goldfish cake.

You can use paints or coloured sugarpaste, but this design is especially suited to the way the airbrush can merge colours to great effect.

 

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Lesson 7 - Finishing Touches

Overview

Overview – Goldfish Cake

 

This design includes the first use of a carved rich fruit cake on the Online Courses and also shows the difference using the airbrush can make over painting or using coloured sugarpaste.

While out looking at the villa in Malaga the owner knew Paul made cakes and when he was showing his outside pond which was rich in his prized goldfish he said that he didn’t want any ending up as ‘fish cakes’.
Finding out that his birthday was coming up Paul took the opportunity to create the Goldfish cake.

You can use paints or coloured sugarpaste, but this design is especially suited to the way the airbrush can merge colours to great effect.

 

 

Lesson 1 - Carving the Shape

Lesson 2 - Covering the Cake

Lesson 3 - Icing the Cake

Lesson 4 - Adding the Fins

Lesson 5 - Adding the Fins (Part 2)

Lesson 6 - Airbrushing

  • Airbrush
  • Rolling Pin large
  • Pallet knife
  • Smoothers
  • Prit Stick
  • Pastry brush
  • Small round cutters (2cm)
  • PME tools
  • Sharp knife
  • 10″(25cm) Square rich fruit cakes
  • 16″ Round cake drum
  • 1.1kg White marzipan
  • 1Kg White covering paste
  • 1Kg Black sugarpaste
  • 20g White sugarpaste
  • 1.4m Black ribbon (15mm thick)
  • Apricot jam
  • Lustre – Pearlescent white and Light gold
  • PME Glaze
  • Kopykake airbrush colours: flesh, orange, red and gold