Here Paul talks us through his design, as well as his predictions for what we might see more of for wedding cakes this year.
Covering the cakes
Paul has covered the larger cake dummies. In this lesson, Paul shows us how to cover the awkward small circular dummies in preparation for the mini flowers.
Making the decorations
Paul gets busy with various moulds, and shows us some great tips and tricks to make the sugarpaste pop out with ease – every time!
Painting the decorations
Here Paul gets lots of lovely dusts out, with some high percentage alcohol to help things move along quickly.
Finishing the decorations
Paul adds the decorations to the cake and makes the little flowers that will be attached to the balls.
Paul puts it all together and finishes off with gold spray, as well as edible glaze spray, which gives a very interesting and unexpected look.
Paul shares some other ideas you can try out during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own and we’d love to see what brilliant alterations you’ve made.
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In this lesson, Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake, as well as pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake designer.
Here, we’ve carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 8 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.
- 8” round by 1.5” deep chocolate cake
- 6” round by 4” deep chocolate cake
- 4” round by 5” deep chocolate cake
- 1.2kg dark chocolate ganache
Cake Card and Drums
- 10” round cake drum
- 2 x 8”round temp cake drums
- 1kg black sugarpaste
Paints and Dusts
- Metallic gold sands by Rainbow dusts
- PME gold spray
- PME glaze spray
- 3” round polystyrene ball
- 1.75” round polystyrene ball
- Icing sugar
- High percentage alcohol
- 4 cake dowels
- Palette knife
- Sharp cutting knife
- No.6 paintbrush
- PME modelling tools
- Cake smoothers
- Rolling pin
- FPC Brooch mould
- Karen Davies large floral strip mould