3D Panda Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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3D Panda
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 15
Decorating time: 2 hours
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Highlights for the 3D Panda cake course.

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1. Explaining the design, carving and ganaching

In this lesson, Paul explains the design for the Panda before quickly carving and applying ganache to the body.

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2. Covering the body

After revealing a special competition, Paul begins to cover the body with sugarpaste.

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3. Covering the board and adding a ribbon

In this lesson, Paul covers the board and adds a ribbon to give the design some extra pizzazz.

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4. Using a stencil and colouring

With help from the Sweet Stamp; a new tool sent over by AmyCakes, Paul adds lettering to the board.

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5. Making the pandas' belly

We move back to the body next as Paul transfers the cake to the board before creating the circle shapes for the panda’s belly.

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6. Adding the paws, arms and tail

In this next lesson, Paul crafts the wonderfully delicate paws for the Panda, along with the arms and cute little tail.

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7. Carving the head

It’s now time to pull out the polystyrene and carve the shape of the pandas head.

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8. Covering the head

In this lesson, Paul rolls out the fondant once again and shows you how to smoothly cover the head of the panda.

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9. Making the pandas eyes

Time to move on to the eyes as Paul shows you how to bring out the blue in the panda’s eyes.

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10. Mouth and nose

Paul adds the mouth and the panda’s cute little nose before bringing the head and body together.

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11. Giving the panda ears

We’re almost finished now as Paul finishes the panda cake by adding on the ears.

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12. Finishing touches

The only thing left now is to bring the panda to life. paul achieves this by adding some extra detail using his brush whilst showing you how you could also create a fur effect for the design if you’d like, using scissors.

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13. Other Ideas

Other ideas for the 3D Panda cake tutorial.

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14. Pro Lesson

Everything a professional needs to know about making and selling a cake like this.

3D Panda cake tutorial

Join Paul Bradford for this incredibly fun 3D panda cake tutorial, filmed live from the CakeFlix studio. A fantastic design, especially popular with children. This cake is suitable for a whole host of different occasions (and for anyone who is a big fan of cuteness like us!)

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Use sweet stamp lettering
  • Create your own template
  • Create quick, easy eyes
  • Add gravity-defying ears
  • and much, much more

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

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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 195,000+ students.  
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