Modern Geometric Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Highlights

Highlights from the geometric wedding cake course.

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1. Explaining the design

Natalie starts with the tiers all covered, but in this lesson she explains the tiers, design and colours that she will be using on this course.

NOTE: If you need guidance on stacking or covering double barrelled cakes, please watch Paul’s COVERING A DOUBLE BARRELLED CAKE course.

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2. Making the rose

This design is centred around the beautiful roses. Watch how Natalie brings these amazing roses together using her trusted Rapid Rose cutters. They ensure a neat finish and in a fraction of the time that would be taken if making them by hand.

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3. Making the leaves

Natalie hand carves the leaves then adds the wires before shaping. Of course, you can use a leaf cutter if you wish, but hand carving gives a more authentic look.

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4. Making the buds

Using a simple, but effective, technique Natalie now creates the buds and secures them firmly to the 28g white wires. It’s just then a case of repeating the process to create around buds. Always better to have too many!

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5. Dusting the flowers

Natalie now begins to dust her flowers.

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6. Geometric design

After creating an amazing antique gold/copper colour Natalie then starts to cut even strips to make up the geometric pattern. Natalie then places the strips to create her own unique pattern. You can choose to follow Natalie’s pattern or feel free to create your own.

NOTE: The cakes are stacked at this stage. If you need some guidance please watch Paul’s STACKING CAKES course.

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7. Arranging the roses

This is where the cake really comes to life and all the hard work pays off, when you start to put the roses, petals and buds together. Look at the detail and time Natalie takes to get the positions just right, which is worth the effort when you see the finished design.

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8. Other ideas

Natalie shares with us some other ideas for this tutorial.

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9. PRO Lesson

Everything a Pro needs to know about making and distributing a cake like this.

Modern Geometric Cake Tutorial

Watch our easy to follow geometric cake tutorial and learn exactly how to make this wonderful design from Natalie Porter. With lots of amazing skills and techniques to learn, this design is perfect for someone looking for something a little different for their wedding cake.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Make a rapid rose
  • Create geometric patterns
  • Arrange sugar flowers
  • Dust colours
  • 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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Cake or Dummy

  • 5” cake (5” deep)
  • 7” cake  (7” deep)
  • 9” cake  (5” deep)

 

Cake Drums

  • 10”,8” Drums (Temp)
  • 12” Drum

 

Ganache

  • 2.2. Kg dark chocolate

 

Sugarpaste (2.5 Kg colour of your choice)

  • 1.25 Kg Navy blue – Renshaws
  • 1.25 Kg Purple – Massa Ticino
  • Navy blue – Pro gel – Rainbowdust

 

Flower paste

  • 180g White

 

Colouring gels

  • Orange – Colour splash
  • Yellow – Rainbowdust
  • Lime Green – Rainbowdust
  • Antique Gold – Fractal

 

Dusts

  • Tangerine – Edable art
  • Fuschia – Sugarflair
  • Plum – Sugarflair
  • Leaf Green – Squires Kitchen

 

Wires

  • 28g white wires
  • 28g green wires
  • 26g green wires

 

Other

  • Corn flour puff
  • Water pen
  • Posy picks
  • Spray glaze
  • Rejuvenator spirit or white spirit
  • White florist tape
  • Green florist tape
  • 15mm Navy blue ribbon
  • Candle

Knives

  • Small sharp knife
  • Palette knife
  • Serrated knife

 

Paintbrushes

  • ½” Flat
  • Dusting brushes

 

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools set
  • Cutting wheel

 

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Smoothers

 

Cutters

  • Rapid Rose five petal cutter (10cm)
  • Rapid Rose five petal cutter (12cm)

 

Moulds

  • Silicone leaf mould

 

Other

  • Polystyrene balls (25mm) on cocktail stick x2
  • Polystyrene ball (30mm) on cocktail stick
  • Rapid Rose pad
  • Cutting board
  • Firm foam pad
  • Ruler
  • Cutting wheel (rotary blade)
  • Floral tape cutter

 

Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter is a multi award winning cake maker based in Hertfordshire, just north of London. She started making cakes about six years ago, when she decided to take on the challenge of making her own wedding cake... Since then she has made hundreds of wedding cakes, writes frequently for cake magazines and has invented the Rapid Rose - her signature tool and method for making sugar roses. She has recently added the Perfect Peony to the Rapid Rose range, is super excited to have filmed the tutorial with PBSS and currently working on her debut book.

Comments

  1. Gizzy71

    Brilliant as always, love your work 🙂 I am fairly new to cake decorating so the deep tier would be beyond my skills. But I will definitely have a go at something similar. What other colours would work with a navy cake please?

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      • Natalie Porter

        Thank you, Gizzy71! 🙂
        Gold and silver would work, or if you wanted a non-metallic colour white always stands nicely with navy! Like David says ask in the group as you’ll get lots of suggestions and answers…

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  2. marie chaney

    Hi Natalie beautiful cake and great tutorial I enjoyed every minute of it,could you please tell me where I could purchase the rapid rose mould thank you so much.

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    • David Brice

      Hi Debs, When Natalie makes this navy colour she normally just uses Renshaw but as we didn’t have any she coloured up Massa with the rainbow dusts navy blue pro gel. Hope this makes sense. Thanks Paul

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