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A Merry Christmas from Santa and Rudolph

with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
Decorating time: 1 day
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1. Covering the cake

Paul starts off by talking us through his design, and then gets straight to covering the pre-iced cake with lovely thin stripes of red sugarpaste.

Learn how to stack and cover a cake in this video.

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2. Finishing the stripes

Paul has rolled out lovely green sugarpaste to around 3mm thick, and adds them to the cake to finish the candy cane look.

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3. Making Rudolph pt 1

Paul makes a cute cartoon style Rudolph and makes the body, back legs and head. He’ll finish him off later on in the tutorial.

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4. Making Rudolph pt 2

Paul continues with his face, finishing off the eyes and adds some rather grand antlers, as well as ears.

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5. Making Santa pt 1

Paul starts on Santa and makes his body, legs and feet.

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6. Making Santa pt 2

Paul makes the head. He has second thoughts about the nose, and instead he goes for a simple large ball of sugarpaste for extra cuteness.

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7. Making Santa pt 3

Paul now finishes off Santa, adding his hat and hair and them some nice red dust to give him rosy cheeks.

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8. Making the signs

Paul has rolled out a few different colours and has let them sit for ten minutes or so to allow them to dry. This makes it easier when using the tapit to cut out the letters.

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9. Adding the signs

Paul now adds the signs, as well as the arms and hands for Rudolph and Santa.

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10. Finishing touches

Time to finish it all off, with some nice gold dusts and ribbon.

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11. Other ideas

Paul shares some other ideas you can give a bash during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own great ideas and we’d love to see what you come up with.

Share your lovely snaps with us on our Facebook page.

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12. Pro lesson

In this lesson, Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake, as well as pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake designer.

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13. Highlights

Here we have carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 8 minute long video. More than enough to get you started, without taking too much time.

It's the most wonderful time of the year once again. Paul celebrates with an adorable Santa and Rudolph cake, fit for a festive celebration.

This tutorial is full of brilliant techniques, including; simple modelling, dust work, creating the candy cane effect, making edible signs and more. By simply changing the models, the colour scheme or the finish of the bottom of the cake you can create a memorable design to suit all occasions. This tutorial is suitable for beginner to intermediate cake designers.

We'd love to see your take on the Merry Christmas from Santa and Rudolph Cake - share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

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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