Captain Bradley

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 15
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • Renshaws
  • 15g Black sugarpaste
  • 50g Flesh colour sugarpaste from Sugar Art
  • 50g Red flower paste
  • 50g Teddy bear brown sugarpaste
  • 200g Cream sugarpaste
  • 200g Ocean blue (to cover cake)
  • 200g pale blue (to cover cake)
  • Massa Ticino
  • 10g Purple sugarpaste
  • 30g Chocolate brown sugarpaste
  • 50g Red sugarpaste

Paints and Dusts

  • Red pro gel
  • Sugarmill
  • Black
  • Luscious Red
  • Brown
  • Rose garden
  • Cream
  • Rainbow dust
  • metallic gold sands


  • 20 gauge florist wire x 4
  • Florist tape
  • Edible glue
  • 4cm Styrofoam ball
  • Edible glaze


  • Sharp cutting knife


  • Size 6 paintbrush
  • Size 1 paintbrush
  • Size 0 paintbrush

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools
  • Ball tool

Cakey Tools

  • 8cm Circle cutter
  • Rolling pin


  • Wire cutters
Ahoy there matey! Who doesn't like pirates... especially when they're made out of sugarpaste.
The Captain Bradley model is the perfect way to top off a yummy cake. Ideal for lovers of all things pirate, and can be adapted to suit all sorts of occasions. With the skills learned you could make all kind of realistic models.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to design your own armature, assemble armature figures, build up shape with sugarpaste, create realistic hair textures, model realistic faces, edible dust and paintwork and much more! This cake is ideal for a pro cake designer or an intermediate looking for a new challenge.

We'd love to see your take on Captain Bradley - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

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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