Bride and groom Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Bride and groom
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 10
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1. Creating the shape

In this lesson, Paul begins to create the models starting with the bride’s dress created using carved sugarpaste and textured sugarpaste strips to create a ruffle effect.

Tip: Use tylose powder to make a strong figure.

For the full tutorial see the Bride and Groom cake

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2. Making the upper body

In this lesson Paul shows us how to make the arms, the torso and a belt to hide the division between the upper and lower body.

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3. Bride's head

The face, eyes, eye brows and smiling mouth of the bride are created in this lesson.

Tip: Make nice big eyes as it’s the most important thing for a cartoon style.

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4. Bride's hair part 1

Start by making ears for the bride model which will help to get the correct alignment of the hair. Paul then creates curled hair for the model using intertwined and tapered brown sugarpaste pieces.

Tip: Try to match the colour of the actual bride’s hair.

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5. Bride's hair part 2

In this lesson, Paul attaches the hair to the model and shows us how to create the fringe.

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6. Tiara and dusting

Paul shows us how to make a lovely tiara and how to put a little colour over the mouth and the chest to get a more realistic tone over the figure.

Tip: You can use diamantes for the tiara but remember, they’re not edible!

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7. Starting the groom

Paul creates the groom figure over the next few lessons by first creating the body, legs, jacket, shoes and even a bow tie. You may find searching for groom pictures on the internet will help as a reference point when creating the jacket. Don’t forget to get the bride and grooms relative height correct as if it’s wrong, it may cause some issues on their big day!

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8. Adding the arms and jacket

We continue to make the groom and show you how to make the arms and jacket detail. Following this, Paul creates the grooms face and facial detail.

Tip: Leave the pieces out to dry overnight to strengthen them.

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9. Groom's hair

The groom’s hair is created in a lighter coloured sugarpaste (remember to try and match this with the actual grooms hair colour) Paul uses tapered sugarpaste sausages to create the hair style using a similar method to the bride’s hair. Paul also attaches a flower to the groom’s jacket which adds a nice touch.

Tip: You can also use a garlic press for the hair strands, it’s quicker but doesn’t look as nice as the handmade approach.

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10. Finishing touches

In this final lesson, Paul shows us how to place the models on to the cake and adds a beautiful ribbon bow to finish – and we’re all done!

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