Born to Shop Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Born to Shop
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 8
Decorating time: 2 - 3 Hours
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1. Born to Shop - Decorating the Cake

 You start with a covered cake and board (Free lessons for this are here and here).

To add a little design you will learn how to wrap a ribbon round the cake to give it a stylish, but simple, finish.

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2. Born to Shop - The Models Body

 The model will appear surrounded by shopping bags as if she’s just popping out the cake. Getting that hourglass figure is very important as its the first thing the recipient will focus on so worth spending a bit of time to get that beautifully curved shape.
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3. Born to Shop - Arms and Head

 The arms have been done many times before as have different types of heads for models. This one is very quick as was designed with speed in mind.
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4. Born to Shop - Hair

 Again, many ways to add and style the hair, but you’ll achieve a quick effective finish using the method Paul shows here.
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5. Born to Shop - Shopping Bags

 Using simple shapes and simple designs you can create and range of styles to place around the cake. You can use designer labels if you prefer, but you’ll see from this design that sometimes labels can detract from the design itself.
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6. Born to Shop - Finishing Touches

 Putting the cake together is always the best bit, but with this one it very quickly gets the desired finish which is always rewarding.
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7. Born to Shop - Other Ideas

 Here Paul gives some additional suggestions in how to adapt this design with some other ideas.
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8. Born to Shop - Pro Lesson

Here are some ideas for those looking for pricing help!

The Born to Shop Cake makes a great Birthday cake for all the shopaholics out there, you know who you are! The techniques used are made easy by following Paul step by step and the cake features a striking design that can be customized to your liking.

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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