Covering the cake
Paul demonstrates a quick and simple way to create a wood effect, by mixing two colours of sugarpaste. He also uses a Karen Davies mould to cover the side of the cake.
Adding the moss
Paul shows a little trick to create a moss effect, using a star nozzle and a little green sugarpaste. If you don’t have this tool, fear not! Paul shows us another way we can get a similar effect.
Making the toadstools
Paul makes some cute mushroom frog stools, which really add character to the cake.
Lesson 4 - Painting the cake
Paul uses dusts to bring the cake to life, with a mixture of Sugarflair and Sugarmill colours.
Making the groom’s body
In this lesson, Paul starts on the lumberjack, making the legs and body.
Finishing the body
Paul now gets some dusts out to paint the chequered shirt and add character to the rest of the body.
Making the groom’s head pt 1
Paul shows us how to make a cute head, by using just one piece of flesh-coloured sugarpaste and a couple of modelling tools.
Making the groom’s head pt 2
Paul adds the eyes and paints on facial hair with black dust.
Finishing the lumberjack groom
Paul finishes off the lumberjack by adding cute little ears, and some more hair with little pieces of black sugarpaste.
Making the bride’s body pt 1
Paul moves onto the bride, who’s wearing an ivory wedding dress – which makes things easier as there are less limbs to make!
Making the bride’s body pt 2
Paul adds a stripe of colour to the dress to give the bride a lumberjack feel.
Making the bride’s body pt 3
Paul makes the bride’s dress, which keeps things simple and acts as the body. Then all you have to make are the arms. You could always go a step further and make boots to match the groom.
Making the bride’s head pt 1
Paul creates a head from one piece of sugarpaste, using the same techniques as used for the groom’s head, but with a more feminine touch.
Making the bride’s head pt 2
Paul paints on the bride’s eyes using the same technique and colours as used for the grooms eyes. He then adds the head and makes some lovely little flowers for the bride’s bouquet.
Paul finishes off the bride by adding her hair, and then attaches her head to the body.
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 12 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.
- 6” Round by 3” deep chocolate cake
- 500g Dark chocolate ganache
Cake Card and Drums
- 8” round cake drum
- 250g Brown
- 350g White
- 150g Green
- 110g Red
- 50g Blue
- 50g Flesh tone
Paints and Dusts
- Horse Chestnut
- Grape Violet
- Wicked Scarlet
- Forest Green
- Moss Green
- Super white
- Corn flower
- Sharp cutting knife
- Size six paintbrush
- Size 00 paintbrush (rosemary and co)
- PME modelling tools
- Karen Davies rustic birch mould
- Paint palette
- Ball tool
- Medium flower plunger tool
- Rolling pin
- Star piping nozzle
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