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Hot Tub cake tutorial
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 12
Decorating time: 1 day
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Watch the whole tutorial condensed down to under two minutes!

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Paul covers all the key learning points in under 19 minutes.

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1. Making the strawberry buttercream

Paul gets started by making up the delicious Kelmy buttercream ensure a smooth consistency.

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2. Layering the cake with buttercream

Time to layer the cake with this delicious buttercream. Its a pity you can’t smell it as it smells exactly like strawberries and cream.

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3. Covering the cake

Time now to get the Kelmy sugarpaste/fondant out to cover the cake. Its the first time that Paul has used Kelmy and he’s very impressed.

He cuts the paste into strips using different shades of brown to give the wood panelling effect.

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4. Finishing the pool and start tiling

Paul now finishes the sides by trimming the edges and neatening the pool shape up by creating a trim around the edge. He then creates the crazy paved tiling effect to cover the board.

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5. Creating and adding the backboards

This design will be best presented framed so Paul adds and decorates the backboards to frame the scene.

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6. Creating the first model

You can make detailed models if you wish and have the time, but Paul has opted for simple cartoon models to be in keeping with the design.

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7. Creating the second model

Using the same techniques Paul now creates the second model.

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8. Adding the hair and finishing touches

Quick as that. Just add the hair and some easy finishing touches and that’s the Hot Tub finished!

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9. Other Ideas

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

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10. Pro Lesson

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

Hot Tub cake tutorial

Perfect for any summer party, but most especially if a hot tub can be linked to the celebrations. This cute, fast, and easy to make, hot tub cake tutorial would be an ideal centrepiece.

Paul went for quick cartoon style models, but of course you can take longer and personalise the models to suit the personalities at the celebration. You could also add battery operated fairy lights for extra effect and provide further decorations around the garden. The options to expand upon this design are endless.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Make delicious strawberry buttercream
  • Create the panelling effect wood finish
  • Create a natural stone paving effect 
  • Make simple models with a cartoon finish
  • and much, much more

Why are hot tubs so popular?

Hot tubs have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Relaxation: Hot tubs are a great way to relax and de-stress. The warm water and jets can help to soothe sore muscles and joints, and the buoyancy of the water can help to relieve pressure on the spine.
  • Pain relief: Hot tubs can also be helpful for people with chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. The heat and buoyancy of the water can help to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Improved sleep: Soaking in a hot tub before bed can help to improve sleep quality. The warm water can help to relax the body and mind, and the jets can help to relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Socialization: Hot tubs are a great way to socialize with friends and family. They provide a relaxing and comfortable environment for conversation and laughter.

Health benefits: Hot tubs can also provide a number of health benefits, including improved circulation, reduced blood pressure, and increased flexibility.

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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