70th Birthday Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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70th Birthday
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 11
Decorating time: 3 hours
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Bite sized

Watch Paul make this 70th birthday cake in just one minute!

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Here, we’ve carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into a 10 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking up too much of your time.

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1. Cutting the shape

Ideally cut using the template from a 12” cake. However, you can do it as Paul has using a large cake slab, which is bought from a bakery and it works out cheaper to buy it in slabs.

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2. Ganaching the cake

As with most designs, getting the ganache layer correct is the foundation to a good cake. Paul spends time getting the cake covered and smoothed.

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3. Finishing the ganache

This is where you start to see the defined shape of the cake. It’s worth taking your time to get the edges neat and sharp before moving onto the next lesson.

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4. Covering the number 7

Paul spends time getting the shade of blue that he’s looking for, by mixing royal and navy blue progel colours to the white paste.

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5. Covering the number 0

Covering the zero is a little more tricky as Paul adds a mix of blue and white stripes to a central point. However, it’s worth the time as the finish is very impressive!

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6. Covering the board

Paul goes for a black ruffled effect, which works very well. Of course, the whole colour scheme can be changed to suit the occasion.

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7. Finishing touches

Nice and easy here, Paul just adds a thread of sugarpaste to define the numbers 7 an 0 before finishing with a spray glaze.

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8. Other ideas

Paul shares some other ideas you can try out during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own, and we’d love to see what brilliant alterations you’ve made.

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9. Pro lesson

Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake. He also shares his advice on pricing and other vital information necessary for any professional cake designer.

70th Birthday Cake Tutorial

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a nice and easy number 70 birthday cake. Paul made this cake as a surprise birthday cake for one of David’s friends here in Spain!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Do basic carving
  • Ice an awkward shape
  • Achieve a striped oval finish
  • Create a fabric effect
  • 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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