Clowning About

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Skill Level: Advanced
HD Lessons: 20
Decoration Time: 2 Days

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Learn how to make a clown cake with Paul Bradford...

In this tutorial, Paul teaches you how to make this balancing clown cake. Always the joker, Paul takes you through a whole host of fantastic techniques in this tutorial which are a great addition to your cake making repertoire.

In this tutorial you will learn how to...

  • Cover a spherical shape
  • Make a stand
  • Cake carve
  • Brush and broidery
  • and much, much more
PAUL Bradford clown

Paul as a young clown


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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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