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You Design and Create 3 Bespoke 3D Structured Cakes!

£995.00

Payable in instalments

Gravity defying cakes always have the WOW factor, but how do they achieve those support structures?

In this course you design and create three 3D Structured Cakes with Paul there to help and support every step of the way.

If you are looking for gravity defying inspiration then this is the course for you.

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1

You will have the opportunity to create and design THREE  BESPOKE cakes with Paul there every step of the way to both help and challenge you.

On Monday you will design your very own spherical cake, similar to Paul’s Shark or Puffer Fish designs. However, you will come up with a theme which could be anything from a monster to a fairy tale design.
Tuesday and Wednesday, you will design a cake using a wooden internal structure similar to Paul’s Golf Bag or Easter Chick cakes. Students will have the use of power tools, but Paul is more than happy to cut the shapes if needed via a demo. This is where the magic will begin to take place as all 8 students start to create their very own dream cakes.
Thursday Friday, you will design your very own metal-supported cake similar to Paul’s Handbag Heaven or Jumping Puppy Love cakes.  By now, you will have the confidence to take a risk on your own design and even make it gravity-defying.
Paul will be on hand at all the stages and what’s so amazing about the class is you will also be learning from the other 7 students as they will be creating something completely different.
Payment plans are available on request to CakeFlix members Contact us for Details.

What you will learn:

  • How to design 3 bespoke carved cakes
  • How to work out the internal structure
  • How to make the structures food safe
  • How to use power tools in a safe environment
  • How to ganache and cover difficult designs
  • Sculpting your designs using a range of techniques
  • Airbrushing, painting, glazing, texturing
  • How to finish the cake for maximum effect
  • How to price the final cake designs for your marketplace

Who will find this course useful?

  • Anyone who struggles to design their own sculpted cake designs rather than just copy from another designer
  • Those needing guidance on the use of power tools
  • How to get your head around internal structures
  • Anyone looking to make lifelong friends in a fun and friendly group
  • Anyone looking to have a cake holiday while their partner chills by the pool or goes for a game of golf
  • Anyone looking to extract as much information from Paul Bradford as they can in one week!

Paul started cake decorating from a very early age helping out his gran on a Saturday afternoon with the baking. At age 9 Paul and his gran came to an arrangement where gran would bake the cakes and Paul would decorate them and he´s never stopped since.

After leaving college he worked full-time at Oliphant´s bakery in Linlithgow then the age of 23 Paul opened his own his High Street shop in 2004. The cake business grew to 7 outlets with 35 staff, but Paul soon found that his passion was in teaching so sold the business in 2011.

Paul has taught all over the world including UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Monaco, Spain, Italy, India, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He has made cakes for the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Albert of Monaco, Barry Gibb and a long list of A listers! Paul is also the holder of the coveted Disciples D’ Escoffier award, which he received in Italy in 2008 for his dedication to sharing his cake skills.

Paul believes that learning is all about having fun in a caring and forgiving environment and the best reward is seeing the cakes people have made through his teaching. This is what inspired him to create Strathardle Lodge as a residential cake retreat in the Highlands of Perthshire.

Paul is lead tutor at CakeFlix, Caking all Over the World and CakeFlix Master (the first accredited online Cake Decorating Programme).

Paul Bradford

Strathardle Lodge has 8 en-suite letting rooms plus a 3 Bedroom letting apartment. Rates are from £75 per night on a BnB basis.

Since taking the property on Paul and David have embarked on a renovation project to bring the former hunting lodge back to life.

On the ground floor there is the Honesty bar, which doubles up as the breakfast room. The bar offers licensed and soft drinks with a selection of crisps, chocolate bars and microwave meals should you get peckish. You simply add them to your room sheet and they are tallied up and paid at check-out.

Evening meals are available at the Kirkmichael Hotel, which is just 500m away in the village.

There is a very relaxing guests lounge and the cake training room and CakeFlix filming studio are also on the ground floor. If you still have energy left after the class, then there is a small gym that you can use to keep fit.

All rooms (with the exception of Room 6, King suite) are dog friendly. There is a secure doggie play area to the rear of the Lodge and plenty of walks from the front door.

We look forward to welcoming you to Starthardle Lodge Guest House & Cake School

Book Your Room

Strathardle Lodge is set just to the east of the village of Kirkmichael, Perthshire, which is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of Scotland. Set amongst woodlands and in the foothills of the Cairngorm National Park, it is truly a spectacular place to chill-out.

While you are attending the cake course your partner could be out exploring the countryside or local distilleries, both whisky and gin!

There are numerous walking and cycling routes from the Lodge and skiing at Glenshee is just 25 mins away for the winter months.

The Lodge has 200m of river frontage with fishing rights.

Strathardle Lodge is the ideal place to relax, chill-out and get back to nature.

How to get here:

The closest train station is Pitlochry, which is 20mins away.
This is a mainline station and a main stop for the regular London to Inverness high speed services.
We offer a complimentary collection/drop-off service when you are attended a course.

Closest Airports:

Aberdeen – 1hr 45mins, but no easy access by train
Edinburgh – 1hr 45mins, easy tram ride to Waverley station to catch the train to Pitlochry
Glasgow – 2hrs 15mins, regular 500M bus service that drops at Queen Street station where you get the train to Pitlochry

What to bring

All tools, materials, lunch and refreshments are provided. You just need to turn up!

Lunch & Refreshments

Lunch and regular refreshments will be provided as part of the course. We will be in touch a week before the course starts to ask if there are any special dietary considerations.

Dinner

If you are staying and looking for an evening meal then the Kirkmichael hotel is just a 500m walk into the village, where an extensive menu is served. If you don’t fancy going out, then the former public bar at Starthardle Lodge has a selection of snacks and microwave meals from our honesty bar area.

Its a great place to unwind in front of the open fire and relax into the night.

Relax & Enjoy

Our two key objectives are that you enjoy the whole experience and have two amazing cakes to take home that you are super proud of.

You will have the opportunity to create and design THREE  BESPOKE cakes with Paul there every step of the way to both help and challenge you.

On Monday you will design your very own spherical cake, similar to Paul’s Shark or Puffer Fish designs. However, you will come up with a theme which could be anything from a monster to a fairy tale design.
Tuesday and Wednesday, you will design a cake using a wooden internal structure similar to Paul’s Golf Bag or Easter Chick cakes. Students will have the use of power tools, but Paul is more than happy to cut the shapes if needed via a demo. This is where the magic will begin to take place as all 8 students start to create their very own dream cakes.
Thursday Friday, you will design your very own metal-supported cake similar to Paul’s Handbag Heaven or Jumping Puppy Love cakes.  By now, you will have the confidence to take a risk on your own design and even make it gravity-defying.
Paul will be on hand at all the stages and what’s so amazing about the class is you will also be learning from the other 7 students as they will be creating something completely different.
Payment plans are available on request to CakeFlix members Contact us for Details.

What you will learn:

  • How to design 3 bespoke carved cakes
  • How to work out the internal structure
  • How to make the structures food safe
  • How to use power tools in a safe environment
  • How to ganache and cover difficult designs
  • Sculpting your designs using a range of techniques
  • Airbrushing, painting, glazing, texturing
  • How to finish the cake for maximum effect
  • How to price the final cake designs for your marketplace

Who will find this course useful?

  • Anyone who struggles to design their own sculpted cake designs rather than just copy from another designer
  • Those needing guidance on the use of power tools
  • How to get your head around internal structures
  • Anyone looking to make lifelong friends in a fun and friendly group
  • Anyone looking to have a cake holiday while their partner chills by the pool or goes for a game of golf
  • Anyone looking to extract as much information from Paul Bradford as they can in one week!

Paul started cake decorating from a very early age helping out his gran on a Saturday afternoon with the baking. At age 9 Paul and his gran came to an arrangement where gran would bake the cakes and Paul would decorate them and he´s never stopped since.

After leaving college he worked full-time at Oliphant´s bakery in Linlithgow then the age of 23 Paul opened his own his High Street shop in 2004. The cake business grew to 7 outlets with 35 staff, but Paul soon found that his passion was in teaching so sold the business in 2011.

Paul has taught all over the world including UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Monaco, Spain, Italy, India, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He has made cakes for the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Albert of Monaco, Barry Gibb and a long list of A listers! Paul is also the holder of the coveted Disciples D’ Escoffier award, which he received in Italy in 2008 for his dedication to sharing his cake skills.

Paul believes that learning is all about having fun in a caring and forgiving environment and the best reward is seeing the cakes people have made through his teaching. This is what inspired him to create Strathardle Lodge as a residential cake retreat in the Highlands of Perthshire.

Paul is lead tutor at CakeFlix, Caking all Over the World and CakeFlix Master (the first accredited online Cake Decorating Programme).

Paul Bradford

Strathardle Lodge has 8 en-suite letting rooms plus a 3 Bedroom letting apartment. Rates are from £75 per night on a BnB basis.

Since taking the property on Paul and David have embarked on a renovation project to bring the former hunting lodge back to life.

On the ground floor there is the Honesty bar, which doubles up as the breakfast room. The bar offers licensed and soft drinks with a selection of crisps, chocolate bars and microwave meals should you get peckish. You simply add them to your room sheet and they are tallied up and paid at check-out.

Evening meals are available at the Kirkmichael Hotel, which is just 500m away in the village.

There is a very relaxing guests lounge and the cake training room and CakeFlix filming studio are also on the ground floor. If you still have energy left after the class, then there is a small gym that you can use to keep fit.

All rooms (with the exception of Room 6, King suite) are dog friendly. There is a secure doggie play area to the rear of the Lodge and plenty of walks from the front door.

We look forward to welcoming you to Starthardle Lodge Guest House & Cake School

Book Your Room

Strathardle Lodge is set just to the east of the village of Kirkmichael, Perthshire, which is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of Scotland. Set amongst woodlands and in the foothills of the Cairngorm National Park, it is truly a spectacular place to chill-out.

While you are attending the cake course your partner could be out exploring the countryside or local distilleries, both whisky and gin!

There are numerous walking and cycling routes from the Lodge and skiing at Glenshee is just 25 mins away for the winter months.

The Lodge has 200m of river frontage with fishing rights.

Strathardle Lodge is the ideal place to relax, chill-out and get back to nature.

How to get here:

The closest train station is Pitlochry, which is 20mins away.
This is a mainline station and a main stop for the regular London to Inverness high speed services.
We offer a complimentary collection/drop-off service when you are attended a course.

Closest Airports:

Aberdeen – 1hr 45mins, but no easy access by train
Edinburgh – 1hr 45mins, easy tram ride to Waverley station to catch the train to Pitlochry
Glasgow – 2hrs 15mins, regular 500M bus service that drops at Queen Street station where you get the train to Pitlochry

What to bring

All tools, materials, lunch and refreshments are provided. You just need to turn up!

Lunch & Refreshments

Lunch and regular refreshments will be provided as part of the course. We will be in touch a week before the course starts to ask if there are any special dietary considerations.

Dinner

If you are staying and looking for an evening meal then the Kirkmichael hotel is just a 500m walk into the village, where an extensive menu is served. If you don’t fancy going out, then the former public bar at Starthardle Lodge has a selection of snacks and microwave meals from our honesty bar area.

Its a great place to unwind in front of the open fire and relax into the night.

Relax & Enjoy

Our two key objectives are that you enjoy the whole experience and have two amazing cakes to take home that you are super proud of.

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