50 Shades of Grey Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Watch Paul create his 50 Shades of Grey cake in just one minute!


Here we have selected some of the key moments in this tutorial that should be more than enough to get you started.

1. Bottom tier

To make the bottom tier, Paul cuts out circles from wafer paper and folds them in half. He then marks out guidelines on the cake before adding the wafer paper.

2. Middle tier

To decorate the middle tier, Paul does a bit of experimenting with grey, silver and white luster dusts to create an abstract paint effect.

3. Top tier

Paul uses mini white confetti to create a lovely texture on the top tier.

4. Making the flowers

In this lesson Paul shows you how to make simple wafer paper flowers using scissors to cut the shapes out and alcohol to add the colour.

5. Adding the flowers

After making the flowers it’s now time to arrange them on the cake. This can be a very subjective exercise, but Paul talks you through his thought process.

6. Making the leaves

Using wafer paper, Paul creates small leaves and attaches them to 30 gauge wire before painting them with a light pink.

7. Adding the leaves

To complete the cake, Paul uses his creative intuition to add the leaves to the cake in a complementary flowing style.

8. Other Ideas

Paul shares some other ideas you can use when making your own cake.

9. Pro Lesson

In this lesson, Paul tells you everything you need to know when it comes to pricing and selling a cake like this.

50 Shades of Grey Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this amazing 50 Shades of Grey wedding cake with the multi-award-winning Paul Bradford!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Make wafer paper flowers
  • Wire wafer paper leaves
  • Use modern painting skills
  • Create a confetti look
  • 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.  


  1. Lindsey Lawson

    Love love love this design, especially the middle tier! It’s inspired me to have a go at using Wafer Paper. 🙂


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