3D Pudsey Bear Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial


Highlights from the Pudsey Bear cake course!

1. making buttercream and carving

We begin this cake by first making the delicious mint buttercream, Paul then goes on to show how to carve the cake.

2. covering the cake

Paul rolls out the sugarpaste and covers the cake with Pudsey’s signature yellow colour.

3. covering the board

For this lesson Paul covers the basics on how to cover a square cake board and transfer the cake onto the board.

4. feet and arms

Now that we’ve made the body it’s time to move on to making the feet and arms.

5. making the head

On to Pudsey’s head. Paul shows you how to cover a basic Styrofoam shape with sugarpaste.

6. adding the facial features

Now that the body and head is made, we move on to adding Pudsey’s facial features including the ears, eye patch and a black outline around the body and head.


7. finishing touches

Our Pudsey bear is almost complete, all that is left to do is add the spots on the bandanna and a few other finishing touches!


8. Other ideas

9. Pro lesson

3D Pudsey Bear Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this 3D Pudsey Bear Cake with the multi-award winning Paul Bradford. Join Paul in making this cake for Children in Need with simple and straightforward steps its perfect for any beginner looking to learn new skills.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Carve a cake
  • Ganache a shaped cake
  • Carve polystyrene
  • Basic modelling
  • 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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3D Pudsey downloadable tools & ingredients

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  • 2×6” round chocolate cakes 3” deep


  • 600g Dark chocolate ganache


  • 3kg of yellow
  • 50g green
  • 50g blue
  • 50g orange 
  • 50g red

Cake Drums

  • 12” square cake drum
  • 12” round temporary cake drum


  • 7” round by 2” deep Polystyrene
  • 500g unsalted butter
  • 1kg icing sugar (sugar & crumbs 500g mint chocolate, 500g chocolate milkshake)


  • Serrated knife (large)
  • Pallet knife (large)

Modelling Tools

  • PME set

Cakey Tools

  • Plastic cake smoothers
  • Rolling pin
  • Small round cutters


  • Kenwood Mixer
  • Cornflower
  • Bench scraper
  • Bamboo stick
  • Edible glue
  • Spray bottle with water
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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