Haunted Castle Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Haunted Castle
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 19
Decorating time: 2 days
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Bite Sized

Watch Paul make his Haunted Castle cake in just one minute!

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Some highlights chosen from the entire course put into this 10 minute video.

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1. Building the board

To begin, Paul shows you how to build the structure used to hold the cake using cake boards and a metal threaded rod.

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2. Layering the cakes

In this lesson, Paul shows you how to layer and ganache the cakes using wooden dowels to keep the cake firmly in place. Then we move on to the ganaching!

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3. Covering the cake

In this lesson, you will learn how to cover the sides of the cake in panels to achieve a nice sharp edge finish.

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4. Stacking the top tier

In this lesson, you will learn how to stack a cake using the dowel technique.

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5. Making the roof

Paul shows you how to make the roof using a cake card, a very simple and effective method. You can make it from cake if you wish but shhh… no one will notice!

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6. Covering the roof

Now that the roof has been made, Paul uses sugarpaste panels to cover up the cake card.

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7. Covering the turrets

In this lesson, Paul covers the polystyrene turrets using sugarpaste to match the rest of the castle.

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8. More roofing!

In this lesson, Paul finishes off the rest of the roof along the edge of the castle using the same technique as before.

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9. Making the windows and door

In this lesson, Paul shows you how to make the spooky windows for the castle.

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10. Adding the turrets

In this lesson, Paul simply adds the turrets to the castle using the wooden dowels before showing you how to cover the board and hide the threaded rod.

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11. Making the decorations

in this lesson, Paul shows you how to make all the little bits and bobs that help to bring your castle to life.

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12. Making the moon

In this lesson, you will learn how to make the big beautiful moon and how to securely attach it to your cake.

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13. Adding the gravestones

Paul adds a little more detail to the gravestones with dust before adding them to the cake.

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14. Spooky modelling

In this lesson, Paul shows you how to make the little pumpkin monster and his 2 little green friends.

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15. Finishing touches

For finishing touches, Paul carefully places the royal icing trees and adds a few more little touches to bring more character to the cake.

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16. Other Ideas

Paul shares some other ideas for you to use on your own Haunted Castle cake.

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17. PRO Lesson

In this lesson, Paul shares relevant information with regards to pricing and selling your Haunted Castle cake.

Haunted Castle Cake

Happy Halloween! Well… not yet, but this should give you enough time to prepare! In this tutorial, Paul shows you how to make this spooky Haunted Castle cake which has so many possibilities to make your own!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Build an internal structure
  • Layer and ganache around an internal structure
  • Make an easy roof structure
  • Modelling spooky themes
  • 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

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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