Radio Cake

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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 16
Decoration Time: 2 DAYS

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  • Palette knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Sharp cutting knife


  • Small paintbrush

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools
  • Large stitchy tool
  • Ball tool

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Acetate smoothers
  • Metal Scraper
  • Texture mat
  • Piping bag
  • PME 1.5 piping nozzle
  • 3cm and 2.5cm circle cutters
  • Black food pen


  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Printer


  • 10” Square by 3” deep chocolate cake


  • 1.4kg ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 12” Square cake drum


  • 1.2kg duck egg blue
  • 600g deep cream
  • 500g white
  • 300 grey
  • 20g black


Paints and Dusts

  • Autumn leaf (sugarflair paste colour)
  • Radiant gold (sugarflair)


  • Grey ribbon


  • Radiant gold (sugar
  • Icing sugar
  • Crystal parade crystals (various sizes
  • Edible glue
  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Cake card
  • Tooth picks
  • 50g white royal icing
  • High percentage alcohol
  • 26 gauge white wire
  • Glue stick

In this tutorial, Paul shows us how to make a retro style radio cake based on a dear friend's favourite household item.

Once you learn how to make this cake, you'll be able to create all sorts of designs including handbags & houses. The possibilities with this design are endless.

This cake is perfect for birthday parties and lovers of music.

Follow this cake tutorial with Paul to pick up some new skills and techniques which include:

  • Stacking and carving cake
  • Working with ganache
  • Decorating with sugarpaste
  • Cutting letters
  • Piping with royal icing

This tutorial is perfect for an intermediate cake designer looking for their next challenge.

We'd love to see your take on the Radio Cake - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

You can also use our recently updated cake calculator to work out portions, ganache, sugarpaste and more.

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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