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Doctor’s Medical Bag cake tutorial
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 17
Decorating time: 5 hours
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Bite Sized

Watch Paul make the whole cake in under 2 minutes!

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Highlights

Learn the key skills and techniques in under 13 minutes!

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1. Carving the cake

Paul starts by taking his time to get the all important shape of the cake correct. Measure twice, cut once when carving!

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2. Layering the cake with ganache

Time now to add the ganache to solidify the structure and shape.

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3. Adding the side panels

The cake is covered in sections starting with the covering and shaping of the side panels.

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4. Covering the front and back

Using one large, carefully placed piece of sugarpaste Paul now covers the front and back of the bag.

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5. Adding the straps

The medical bag has very specific straps so this lesson is all about getting the shape correct, then adding them to the bag.

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6. Making the handle

The handle is a key feature on any bag, especially as one as distinctive as the medical bag. Learn how Paul uses wires and shaping to get that perfect shape.

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7. Attaching the handle

After much thought, Paul has worked out how best to attach the handle.

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8. Painting the bag

The bag is now painted to give a more realistic finish using shading and tones.

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9. Painting the clip bar

Paul now gets the gold paint out to give the clip bar luxury finish.

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10. Covering the board

The board is now covered using panels.

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11. Making the stethescope

Paul makes the distinctive stethescope.

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12. Adding the stethoscope to the bag

The bag is finished with a distinctive doctor’s stethoscope.

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13. Other Ideas

Paul shares some different ways to maximise the skills learned in this tutorial.

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14. Pro lesson

Paul shares some pricing suggestions and other ways to make profit from this design.

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15. Outtake

Paul struggles to pronounce stethescope!

Doctor’s Medical Bag cake tutorial

Challenged by a CakeFlix member, Paul created this realistic leather looking Doctor’s medical bag cake tutorial.

Paul could have gone down the cartoon route, but went for the realistic leather sugarpaste look. Wonder how it all came together, then this, plus lots more hints and tips are provided on this tutorial.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Carve a 3D bag
  • Achieve a professionally smooth ganache finish
  • Create a real leather look on sugarpaste
  • Make realistic finishes to the bag
  • and much, much more

What are the origins of the Doctor’s Medical Bag?

The history of the doctor’s medical bag can be traced back to the 18th century when physicians carried their medical instruments and supplies in saddlebags while making house calls. These bags were typically made of leather or canvas and were designed to be durable and portable. In the 19th century, the medical bag underwent significant improvements, with the introduction of compartments and pockets to organize instruments and supplies. The iconic black leather doctor’s bag, which is still used today, became popular in the late 19th century.

Here is a brief timeline of the history of the doctor’s medical bag:

  • 18th century: Physicians carried their medical instruments and supplies in saddlebags while making house calls.
  • 19th century: The medical bag underwent significant improvements, with the introduction of compartments and pockets to organize instruments and supplies.
  • Late 19th century: The iconic black leather doctor’s bag became popular.
  • 20th century: The medical bag continued to evolve, with the introduction of new materials and designs.
  • 21st century: The doctor’s medical bag has become more specialized, with different types of bags designed for specific medical specialties.

Today, the doctor’s medical bag is an essential tool for physicians, providing a convenient and organized way to carry their medical instruments and supplies. It has become a symbol of the medical profession, representing the knowledge, skill, and dedication of physicians.

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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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