Black ‘n’ Gold Wedding Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Black ‘n’ Gold Wedding
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 9
Decorating time: 1.5 days
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1. marbling the middle tier

In this first lesson Paul explains the design for the cake using a sketch done earlier, then we move straight in to creating the marble effect.

Paul starts with all cakes covered then later shows them stacked.

For guidance on covering and stacking a double barrelled cake check out our COVERING & STACKING tutorial.

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2. bottom tier pattern

Paul uses the extruder gun to make thin strips for the bottom tier pattern then uses a luster dust mixed with alcohol to paint the strips a golden colour.

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3. painting gold on the marble

For this lesson Paul paints a delicate gold outline around the marbled third tier of the cake.

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4. airbrushing top 2 tiers

Paul creates a black ombré effect using the airbrush then applies gold paint using a flicking technique with the brush.

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5. wafer paper flower

For this lesson Paul uses wafer paper to make the petals and leaves for the flower. 

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6. bringing it all together

Time to add the flower to this magnificent cake!

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7. Other ideas

Paul shares with us some other ideas for this tutorial.

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8. Pro lesson

Everything a Pro needs to know about making and distributing a cake like this.

Black ‘n’ Gold Wedding Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this fantastically gothic Black ‘n’ Gold wedding cake with the multi-award winning Paul Bradford. This cake combines a gothic look with a modern twist and plenty of variation, you don’t want to give this a miss!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Make wafer paper flowers
  • Airbrush
  • Marble sugarpaste
  • Create a beautiful gold paint effect
  • and much, much more

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