Baby Guitarist Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Baby Guitarist
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 19
Decorating time: 2 days
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Highlights from the Baby Guitarist tutorial.

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1. Cake board backdrop

Paul starts things off by bringing together the cake drums to make a backdrop for our baby rockstar! Paul then ices the boards off camera in preparation for the next lesson.


For a full guide on how to ice boards click the link below.


Icing Boards

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2. Creating a tile effect

Paul shows you how to transform your iced board into beautiful textured tiles!

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3. Carving and ganaching the body

In this lesson Paul will show you how to carve and ganache your cake and since this cake is for the neighbors Paul adds a little Baileys for some extra flavour!

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4. Carving and ganaching the head

Now that our little rock-star’s body is done move on to shaping up the head.

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5. Making the head

To bring out the facial features Paul first adds sugarpaste to the carved head, he then covers the whole head in more sugarpaste and begins to sculpt into shape.

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6. Making the nappy and mouth

In this lesson Paul adds the nappy to the babies body then brings over the head to add the mouth.

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7. Adding the shades

Time to give our baby a real rock star look as we add the shades.

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8. Adding the hair

Paul rolls out then textures some sugarpaste which is then used for the baby’s hair, then to complete the head gives the baby a cute little tooth!

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9. Airbrushing the backdrop

Paul uses the airbrush to make the backdrop with mountains and a beautiful sunset.

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10. Airbrushing palm trees & birds

To finish the backdrop Paul free-hands some palm trees and little birdies.

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11. airbrushing the tiles

Paul covers the tiles with blue paint using the airbrush.

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12. making the legs & adding the head

Back to our baby now as Paul makes the legs and feet then shows his technique for making the cute little toes. Then the head is added to the body.

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13. making the guitar

Paul makes the guitar using a printed of template which you can find under the templates section of this tutorial.

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14. making the guitar part 2

Paul smooths the sugarpaste around the edges of the guitar.

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15. Adding the guitar & making the arms

Time to bring this baby together as Paul adds the guitar and arms.

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16. Other Ideas

Some more inspirational ideas from the Baby Guitarist tutorial.

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17. Pro Lesson

Everything a pro needs to know about making, selling and distributing a cake like this.

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18. Baby Guitarist - Bite Sized

Watch Paul make this Baby Guitarist Cake in just 1 minute!

Baby Guitarist Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this rockin’ Baby Guitarist Cake with the multi-award winning Paul Bradford. The Baby Guitarist is a cute little cake perfect for  children’s birthday parties. It has a lovely design sure to bring a smile to anyones face!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Use dowels for supporting cakes
  • Airbrush
  • Make a beautiful backdrop
  • Create a rockin’ guitar
  • 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

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