Watering Can Cake


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Skill Level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 18
Decoration Time: Two Half Days (allowing for drying time)

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  • 6″ Round Choc Cake
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Cake Card and Drums

  • 8″ Round Cake Card
  • 12″ Round Cake Drum (Temporary)

For Structure

  • MDF Wood (Cut to 8″ round and 15mm deep)


  • 1.2 kg White


  • 2kg Dark

Airbrush Paints

  • Magic Mushroom
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Brown
  • Orange
  • Red


  • 2 x 18 Gauge Florist Wire


  • White (Sugarmill)
  • Double Cream (Squires Kitchen)


  • High Percentage Alcohol
  • Florist Tape
  • Cake Card
  • Tin Foil
  • Wooden Dowel (1cm thick by 32cm long)
  • Plastic Champagne Flute (removable bottom)



  • Serrated Knife
  • Craft Knife
  • Sharp Cutting Knife


  • Various Sizes
  • Large Soft Brush for Drying

Tools for Woodwork

  • Power Drill
  • Jigsaw Cutter
  • Hot Glue Gun

Cakey Tools


  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Paul introduces us to this beautiful vintage style Watering Can Cake, complete with fresh flowers arranged by the wonderful Natasha Bell from Tupelo Tree Garden - perfect for a summer celebration. This tutorial is full of brilliant techniques and uses many different skills from basic woodwork, airbrushing and painting to arranging fresh flowers. Aimed at intermediate level cake decorators, the cake will take two half days to create, allowing for drying time.

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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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