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ABC Cake

with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 17
Decorating time: 4 hrs approx
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1. Ganaching the Cake - Parts 1 to 5

Ganaching the Cake – Parts 1 to 5 – Broken down into a few stages, Paul shows you how to get sharp edges on this cube shaped cake using ganache.

 

 

 

 

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2. Icing the Cake - Parts 1 and 2

Icing the Cake – Parts 1 and 2 – Here, Paul shows you how to get that classic wood effect on the icing and how to attach the icing in panels to continue the sharp finish to this cake.

 

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3. Icing the Board

Bored of how you would usually ice a board? With a very simple technique, Paul adds some flare to this sometimes forgotten but important element of the cake.

 

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4. Adding the Edging

Paul adds the trim to the edges of the blocks. Even though it gives a nice simple look, this bit is quite tricky to get perfect – don’t worry! Paul guides you through.

 

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5. Detailing and Whitewash Effect

Get that vintage look! Using a whitewash technique, Paul adds some subtle ageing and colouring effects to the wood.

 

 

 

 

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6. Making the Letters and Flowers

Here Paul takes you through how he made the cute flowers, letters and numbers.

 

 

 

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7. Attaching the Letters and Flowers

Paul shows how to securely attach the letters and flowers as well as transferring and attaching the cake to the board.

 

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8. Girl Teddy Bear - Part 1

These cute vintage teddy bears are a great edition to the ABC block and would also work with a great many other cakes. Paul uses a variety of techniques to give the teddybears an aged shabby chic look.

 

 

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9. Girl Teddy Bear - Part 2

These cute vintage teddy bears are a great edition to the ABC block and would also work with a great many other cakes. Paul uses a variety of techniques to give the teddybears an aged shabby chic look.

 

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10. Girl Teddy Bear - Part 3

These cute vintage teddy bears are a great edition to the ABC block and would also work with a great many other cakes. Paul uses a variety of techniques to give the teddybears an aged shabby chic look.

 

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11. Girl Teddy Bear - Part 4

These cute vintage teddy bears are a great edition to the ABC block and would also work with a great many other cakes. Paul uses a variety of techniques to give the teddybears an aged shabby chic look.

 

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12. Girl Teddy Bear - Part 5

These cute vintage teddy bears are a great edition to the ABC block and would also work with a great many other cakes. Paul uses a variety of techniques to give the teddybears an aged shabby chic look.

 

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13. Girl Teddy Bear - Part 6

These cute vintage teddy bears are a great edition to the ABC block and would also work with a great many other cakes. Paul uses a variety of techniques to give the teddybears an aged shabby chic look.

 

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14. Boy Teddy Bear - Part 1

These super cute shabby chic teddies will get an “awww” from almost anyone! In the following lessons, Paul starts to work on the boy Teddy bear.

 

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15. Boy Teddy Bear - Part 2

These super cute shabby chic teddies will get an “awww” from almost anyone! In the following lessons, Paul starts to work on the boy Teddy bear.

 

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16. Other Ideas

This cake is a great one to adapt and make your own. You could easily imagine how great it would look at 3 blocks stacked one on top of the other. The teddies would make great wedding cake toppers and the  colours could be themed more towards a girl or a boy. Pauls talks about theses ideas and more.

 

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17. Pro Lesson

Here Paul will talk you through how much you might charge for this cake and how to use it to get your business more exposure.

 

This cake gives another angle on the popular ABC block style of cakes. Paul has brought his own touch of genius and added a vintage shabby chic look to this classic design. It can easily be adapted for either a boy or girls first birthday, but in its current form may be slightly more suitable for a girl. The design did start out intended for a boy and gradually turned a little bit more girly, so we are calling it unisex!

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.