Coral Reef Cake Tutorial with Paul Bradford – CakeFlix Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Coral Reef Cake Tutorial with Paul Bradford – CakeFlix
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 16
Decorating time: 2 days
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Bite sized

Watch Paul make his Coral Reef cake in just one minute!

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Highlights from the Coral Reef cake course.

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1. Carving the cake

In lesson Paul takes you through the stages to get the basic shape of the coral reef and ganache the cake off camera for the next lesson.

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2. Ganaching

Off camera Paul applied 2 thin coats of ganache to the cake. In this lesson we finish covering the cake and board with ganache then smooth it all off.

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3. Creating the chocolate coral

Time to get creative as Paul shares his cool technique to making the coral using ice and ganache!

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4. Texturing the cake

To give the coral some time to set Paul adds texture to the cake to give it a rocky effect.

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5. Adding the chocolate coral

The coral has now set and is ready to be placed on the cake.

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6. Airbrushing

Paul brings out the airbrush and begins to add some colour to the coral.

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7. making the gravel

In this lesson Paul uses a very interesting technique to make the gravel for the coral reef. Make sure to have a blender handy!

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8. Making soft coral

Paul uses modelling paste to add more variations of the coral to the cake.

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9. Making the fish

Paul shows you how to make different types of fish for the coral reef including the famous clown fish.

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10. Airbrushing the coral

Time to bring out the airbrush as we begin to give colour to the coral.

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11. Painting the fish

In this lesson Paul uses paint to bring the fish to life. You’ll be shown how to paint the clown fish, zebra fish and Paul’s very own fantasy fish!

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12. Bringing it all together

All the hard work has finally paid off as it’s time to bring this magnificent cake together.

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13. Other ideas

Some more ideas for the Coral Reef cake.

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14. Pro Lesson

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

Coral Reef Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this Coral Reef Cake Tutorial with Paul Bradford – CakeFlix. With lots of cool skills and techniques to learn, this is one cake tutorial that will take your cake decorating to new depths.

Inspired by a trip to the coral reef in Australia, this cake is perfect for fans of the sea.

In the Coral Reef Cake Tutorial with Paul Bradford – CakeFlix, you will learn how to:

  • Carve cakes
  • Make a coral from chocolate
  • Create a sugar paste coral
  • gravel & airbrush
  • 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

Paul Bradford

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