Silver Leaf Couture

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Skill Level: Medium/Hard
HD Lessons: 16
Decoration Time: 2 daysx`

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  • 4” Round to 5” depth
  • 6” Round to 6” depth
  • 8” Round to 4” depth (increase depth by 2” using cake drums)
  • 12” Round cake drum
  • 3x 8” Round cake drums
  • 6” Round cake drum
  • 4” Cake card
  • 6” Cake card
  • 3.5Kg White sugarpaste
  • 200g White flower paste
  • 50g Karen Davies Marshmallow sugarpaste
  • Fab Evaporex
  • Fabriliquid
  • Edible glue
  • 3mm white ribbon
  • 24 gauge wires
  • White florist tape
  • Crystals – Pale gold, mixed sizes from Beads direct


  • Dusty Lilac lustre – Faye Cahill
  • Pearl Shimmer – Colour Splash
  • Satin silver lustre dust – Sugarflair
  • Silver sparkle – Colour Splash


Stand Components

  • Crystal candle stand (B&M Home bargain store)
  • Glass candle disc with diamante decorations (B&M Home bargain store)


  • Palette knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Wire cutters
  • Rolling pin
  • Cake smoothers
  • Acetate smoothers
  • Extruder gun
  • Piping bag
  • Scissors
  • FPC small brooch mould
  • Metal leaf cutter (can use lily cutter) 3cm,4cm,5cm,6cm,6.5cm
  • Veiner – large rose leaf
  • Cutter – Large jagged leaf
  • Posy pic
  • Icing Sugar shaker
  • Glue gun
  • Paint brushes:
  • Dusting brush
  • Medium dusting brush
  • No 6 brush
  • 2 Large Dusting brushes (natural brushes)

Learn how to make this Silver Leaf Couture Cake with Paul Bradford...

In this tutorial, Paul Bradford teaches you how to make this incredible Silver Leaf cake. Perfect for Weddings and Birthdays.

The skills and techniques learned in this tutorial can be used for a whole host of occasions and interpretations.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Make realistic and edible leaves
  • Create wafer feathers
  • Use edible paint effectively
  • Create a bespoke stand for your cakes
  • Cake stack

Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

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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