Making the armature
Paul gets straight to it and after showing and explaining his design goes onto to create the armature using florist wire.
Adding the legs
Here Paul uses sugarpaste to make the first leg wrapping it around the wire and shaping it with his hands.
Adding the torso
In this lesson Paul adds the torso and begins to add some lovely pirate clothes.
Adding further detail
Paul now adds frills of sugarpaste to the bottom of the torso and a couple of other iconic pirate features.
Adding the jacket
Here Paul adds a true and very stylish pirate jackets complete with fancy lapels and gold trims.
Adding the arms
Paul now adds the arms along with some other features to bring a little bring to the pirate’s outfit.
Adding the hands
Paul could have taken the easy road and made a couple of hooks but decides he deserves hands.
Making the head
Due to stability issues Paul decides to use a styrofoam ball as opposed to a ball of sugarpaste to create the head. See the clever way he creates his facial features in the lesson.
Making the eyes
Paul now makes one eye with the other one to be covered with an eye patch.
Making the hair and eye patch
It’s time to give our pirate some hair and a stylish eye patch. Paul uses a great technique for the hair which gives the illusion of fine hair with one piece of sugarpaste.
Dusting the head and body
Paul now brings Captain Bradley to life with some dust work around his face and clothes.
A little bit of glaze and some final little tweaks and now his head is ready to go on.
Paul shares some inspirational ideas you can give a bash during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own and we’d love to see what you come up with.
Share your photos with us on our Facebook page.
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 have carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 9 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.
- 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
- Luscious Red
- Rose garden
- 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
- PME modelling tools
- Ball tool
- 8cm Circle cutter
- Rolling pin
- Wire cutters
We'd love to see your take on Captain Bradley - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.