Circus Balancing Acts

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 18
Decoration Time: 2 days

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  • 3x 6” round chocolate cake (3” deep)



  • 1.4Kg dark chocolate



  • 1.7 Kg white
  • 80g brown
  • 50g blue
  • 50g yellow
  • 50g black
  • 15g pink
  • 10g lime
  • 10g pale blue
  • 10g purple


Paints and Dusts

  • Red pro gel – rainbowdusts



  • Red and white striped (15mm)



  • Modelling paste – 80g grey
  • Styrofoam ball 5cm diameter
  • Styrofoam ball 2x 4cm diameter



  • 10” cake drum
  • 6” cake drum
  • Threaded rod 26” (5mm diameter)
  • 10 x 5mm washers
  • 8 x 5mm nuts



  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Palette knife



  • Round cutter set




  • No 1,2,6


  • Pastry brush


Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools


Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Cake smoothers



  • Extruder
  • Hot glue gun

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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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