Poppy Wedding Cake

 

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 12
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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Cake

  • 8” Round by 5” Deep Chocolate Cake
  • 6” Round by 5” Deep Chocolate Cake
  • 4” Round by 4” Deep Chocolate Cake

Ganache

  • 1.6 kg Dark Chocolate Ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 10” Round Cake Drum
  • 6” Round Cake Drum x 2
  • 6” Round Cake Card
  • 4” Round Cake Card

Sugarpaste

  • 1.3 kg White Sugarpaste
  • 50g Christmas Red Squires Kitchen Flower Paste

Paints and Dusts

  • Black Airbrush Paint
  • Black Airbrush Paint
  • Ruby Red Paste (Sugarflair)
  • Black Gel Food Colouring (Sugarflair)
  • Spruce Green Paste (Sugarflair)
  • Red Gel Food Colouring (Rainbow Dust)

Ribbon

  • Black Ribbon

Other

  • Icing Sugar
  • Glue Stick
  • Small Amount of Royal Icing
  • Cocktail Sticks
  • High Percentage Alcohol

Knives

  • Palette Knife
  • Serrated Knife
  • Sharp Cutting Knife
  • Craft Knife

Cutters

  • Poppy Cutters (small medium and large)

Paintbrushes

  • Sizes 1 and 6

Modelling Tools

  • PME Modelling Tools

Cakey Tools

  • Cake Smoothers
  • Acetate Smoothers
  • Rolling Pin
  • General Leaf Veiner

Other

  • Metal Ruler
  • Airbrush
  • Turntable
  • Medical Gloves
  • Fume Mask
  • Stay Fresh Mat
  • Egg Cup Foam Mat
Paul introduces us to this beautifully quirky Poppy Wedding Cake that isn't afraid to stand out from the crowd. It's made of chocolate mud cake, covered in tasty ganache, decorated with striking edible poppies and painted with a field scene. The scene is a mixture of airbrushed stencil work and edible hand painting, which adds real wow factor.
This cake is perfect for a wedding and of course Remembrance Day. If you're feeling creative, you can replace the poppies with any field flower to suit your brief. In this tutorial you'll learn how to ganache and cover a cake, make edible decorations, create your own custom stencil, basic airbrushing, edible paint work and how to stack a cake. This cake is perfect for those looking to progress from beginner to intermediate, and would make a fantastic addition to your cake resume.

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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 160,000+ students.  
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