French Lavender Wedding Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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French Lavender Wedding
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 15
Decorating time: 2 days
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Watch Paul make his French Lavender wedding cake in just one minute!

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In this video, we have taken a few clips from each lesson and created a 10 minute highlight reel.

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1. Cake design

Before we make the cake, it needs to be designed first! So in this lesson, Paul goes through the design process behind the cake and creates a sketch.

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2. Glass work

In this lesson, Paul shows you a neat little technique for how to cut a hole in the bottom of the jars which allows the internal structure to pass through.

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3. Creating the structure

Once the glass is cut, it’s time to make a simple stand using threaded rods and a cake board.

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4. Covering the bottom tier

Paul shows you how to cover the bottom tier in panels with a decorative wood grain effect.

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5. Bottom tier decoration

To spice up the bottom tier, Paul adds some vertical wooden panels and creates a lovely “I love you” message in French on the front. 

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6. Painting

Paul adds a thin layer of paint to the bottom tier for that shabby chic look.

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7. Covering the board

In this lesson, Paul shows you a simple technique on how to cover the board around the threaded rod structure.

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8. Making the lavender

Paul shows you two ways to make the beautiful lavender flowers. One quick and simple way, and one more intricate!

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9. Painting the wisteria flowers

In this lesson, you will learn how to paint the beautiful wisteria flower using multiple shades of purple and building the layers to really make them stand out and look great.

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10. Painting the leaves and branch

Once the wisteria flowers are painted, we need to complete the look by adding the flowing branches and leaves.

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11. Finishing touches

For some finishing touches, Paul adds some dust to the lavender to add depth and all that’s left to do after that is stack the cake.

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12. Other Ideas

Paul shares some other ideas to use on your own creations of this design.

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13. PRO Lesson

In this lesson, Paul shares some useful tips on pricing, selling and distributing this cake.

French Lavender Wedding Cake Tutorial

Learn to make this absolutely stunning French Lavender wedding cake with multi-award winning cake designer Paul Bradford!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Create a wood panel effect,
  • Add a carved message to the cake,
  • Make sugar lavender flowers,
  • Hand-paint using cocoa butter,
  • and much, much more!

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Paul Bradford

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