Antique French Wedding Cake

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 15
Decoration Time: 2 Days

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  • 8” Square by 9” deep chocolate cake
  • 6” by 6” cubed chocolate cake
  • 4” Square by 6” deep chocolate cake


  • 2.2 kg dark chocolate ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 6” Cake drum x 4
  • 12” Square drum
  • 4” Cake card x 2
  • 8” Cake card x 3
  • 6” Cake card x 2
  • 6” Square drum
  • 8” Square drum
  • 10” Square drum



  • 2.2 kg Ivory sugarpaste
  • 200g white flour paste

Paints and Dusts

  • Faye Cahill Regency Gold dust
  • Faye Cahill Signature Gold dust
  • Colour Splash Pearl Shimmer Dust
  • Edible Tints by Sugarflair Eucalyptus
  • Sunflower Sugar Art Watermelon dust
  • Dusky Pink by Rainbow dusts


  • Icing sugar
  • Bubble tea straws
  • 4mm edible pearls
  • Tylose powder mixed with water for edible glue
  • A5 edible wafer sheets  (6)
  • Fabri Liquid spray
  • Gold Pearl stamens
  • 26 gauge wire (8)
  • White Florist tape
  • 96% Alcohol


  • Palette knife
  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife



  • Size 6
  • Large 1.5 dusting brush


Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic cake smoothers
  • Acetate smoothers


  • Small scissors
Join Paul Bradford as he teaches you how to make this elegant Antique French Wedding Cake!

In this week's tutorial, Paul shows you how to make a beautiful French-inspired wedding cake.

This is a stunning cake that has endless design possibilities so let your imagination flow and watch our "other ideas" lesson to find out what else you could make with the skills learned.

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to cover a square cake
  • Cake stacking
  • Working with ganache
  • Working with molds
  • Edible paint-work
  • Making edible flowers
  • and much much more!

Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members' cake blogs.

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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