Introduction and working on the pebbles
Paul explains his design and gets straight to it by making little pebbles that sit around the cake.
Painting the bottom tier
Paul gets the dusts and alcohol out to create some nice stone colours which he then dabs onto the pebbles of sugarpaste.
Adding the bamboo
In this lesson Paul adds the bamboo around the main cake using his new favourite glue…a white chocolate decorator tube.
Painting the bamboo/ making the panda pt 1
Here, Paul brings the bamboo to life with some lovely vibrant airbrush colours and then goes on to start making the adorable panda.
Making the panda pt 2
Paul finishes the panda’s eyes and adds the arms. He creates lovely furry textures using two different techniques.
Finishing the panda
Paul now finishes off the texturing of the panda, and adds cute little pads to its feet as well as a little colour to its mouth with some edible dust.
What finishes off a cute little panda more than a party hat? And a shoot of fresh bamboo, of course! Now for the ribbon and we’re all done.
Paul shares some inspirational ideas you can give a bash during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own and we’d love to see what you come up with.
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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 have carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 9 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.
- 5” Round topsy turvy dummy (2.5” at tallest side, 1” smallest side)
- 8” Round by 3” deep chocolate cake
- 700g Dark chocolate ganache
Cake Card and Drums
- 2 x 10” Round cake drum (1 is temporary)
- 8” Round cake card
- 1.4kg White sugarpaste
- 250g Black sugarpaste
Paints and Dusts
- Sunflower sugar art
- Petal White
- Rainbow dusts
- Starlight Silver
- Pearl White
- The Sugar Mill
- Wicked Scarlet
- Airbrush colours (Sugarmill)
- Luscious Ruby
- Egyptian Turquoise
- Cool lime
- Orange Aid
- Passion Pink
- Grape Violet
- Denim Blue
- Icing sugar
- Edible glue
- High percentage alcohol
- Cake pop stick
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