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Cute Farmyard Cake

with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
Decorating time: 5 - 9 Hours
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1. Preparation

Paul explains how to prepare your 10? and 6? round cakes, he uses dummy cakes for this lesson but follow the tutorials on our free section for ganaching and icing a round cake.

Paul uses Culpitt Pale Pink sugarpaste mixed with a white sugarpaste the tone is perfected even more with a Squires Kitchen lilac paste colouring.

 

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2. Icing The Board

After you’ve iced the cakes it’s time to move over to covering the board, if you’ve done this before you can skip ahead to the next lesson.
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3. Lettering

Following Paul’s advice you’ll have some great looking lettering in no time!

The best way to do this is to print out some nice letters and do a bit of experimenting with which font style looks best, alternatively, if you’re feeling brave you can produce the lettering purely from freehand.

 

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4. Cute Ducks

Using the smaller ducks from the Karen Davies Rubber Duck Mould (you could try this by hand if you wish) Paul produces some great ducklings to decorate the base level of the cake then adds the fine details.
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5. The Pig

Lesson 5 means it’s time to make the pig model, the first of the 3 animal models that will sit between the bottom and top layer of cakes.
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6. The Cow

The cow model is next, it’s very similar to the creation of the pig model so you should find this one nice and simple to create and it looks ‘udderly brilliant’ (sorry we can’t help it!) so much so you may wish to put the normal 4 udders on the cow rather than Paul’s version that has 6!
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7. The Sheep

The sheep model is the last of the 3D models to create and looks great with the sugarpaste balls to add the fluffy yet cartoony sheep fur!
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8. The Bottom Tier

Now that all the decorations are prepared we’re going to start work on decorating the bottom tier with the letters and ducklings. Follow Paul’s guidance to make this part a breeze to decorate.
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9. Adding The Animals

Paul starts off the lesson by showing the techniques used to make the decorative flowers and grass which really help to set the farmyard scene.

Following this, Paul shows you how to position and attach the animals we made earlier along with tips on how to add the centre cake. (You can also use a dummy cake for the centre piece)

 

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10. The Top Tier

At this point the cake is looking fantastic and after some minor tweaks to the animal positioning it’s time to add the decorations to the top tier including the number on the top and super cute buttons around the cake. (two parts)
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11. The Top Tier (2)

At this point the cake is looking fantastic and after some minor tweaks to the animal positioning it’s time to add the decorations to the top tier including the number on the top and super cute buttons around the cake. (two parts)
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12. Finishing Touches

Everything is now looking good and it’s time to transfer the top cake over, take care here and remember Paul’s using a dummy cake for this so take extra care and use the help of a palette knife for this stage.

A few finishing touches later and we have the completed cake, thanks for watching and we hope you enjoyed the course and new studio, follow to the next lesson for some other ideas with this cake.

 

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13. Other Ideas

Paul covers some of the other ideas for this cake, changing the colour to suit different recipients works well and of course the animals can be changed to whatever you prefer – A Christmas version perhaps with Elves and Santa?

If you do make a cake based on this one feel free to share with us what you’ve created, we love to see your creations and often share them on our facebook page.

 

Learn to make this super Cute Farmyard Cake. The cake is ideal for a first or second birthday celebration with its unique design featuring 2 tiers and a sheep, cow and a pig really working hard to hold that top tier up! Topped off with a number 1 (or number of your choice) for the lucky birthday girl or boy.

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 185,000+ students.  

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