Baby Shark Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Baby Shark
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 10
Decorating time: 4 hours
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Highlights from the course.

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1. Preparing the stand

This cake requires a straightforward structure, but the messy bit is carving down the cake dummy to get the shark’s base shape. If you want to make the whole design from cake see the PUFFER FISH tutorial.

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2. Carving the cake

Paul now makes the cake food safe then spends some time carving the cake to get the rugby ball style shape. Once achieved he covers the whole cake and dummy in ganache before leaving to set in the fridge.

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3. Covering the cake

First, Paul creates the outline of the shark’s mouth then covers the whole cake. He then shapes the shark’s fins, adding a little Tylo powder to help them set firm.

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4. Adding the tail fin

Paul comes up with a cool way to get the distinctive tail fin by cutting out a piece of cake card, neatly covering, then adding to the cake. Use the Template available in the tab below.

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5. Airbrushing

Now time to let the magic happen as Paul gets out the airbrush.  After adding a lighter underside of the shark, on top he gives it that distinctive fearful colouring.

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6. Covering the board and adding the eyes

Using different shades of blue and mixing in some white, Paul creates a very ocean like marble effect, perfect for covering the board. He then adds the eyes to bring our little cartoon shark to life.

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7. Adding the teeth

Using a very straightforward technique Paul now cuts out then adds the teeth to give the finishing feature to our cartoon shark.

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8. Other ideas

Paul shares with us some other ideas for this type of cake design.

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9. Pro lesson

Everything a Professional cake decorator needs to know about a design like this.

Baby Shark Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this baby shark cake with the multi-award winning Paul Bradford. With lots of cool skills and techniques to learn, this is one cake tutorial you’ll want to sink your teeth into.

Perfect for children’s birthdays and easily interpreted for a wide range of tastes, such as fans of Jaws (although you might not want to give this to any surfers!) there’s lots to learn in this one.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Carve an awkward shape
  • Build an easy internal structure
  • Create the marble effect
  • Add feature decorations
  • And much, much more

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