Naked Ganached Wedding Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Naked Ganached Wedding
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 9
Decorating time: 1 day
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Highlights from our naked ganache wedding cake course.

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1. Creating the pattern

Paul starts with his three tiers all layered with a light covering of ganache.  If you need help with the pre-course work please see our How to Ganache section.

Paul then very thickly layers the cake in ganache before applying the comb scraper to get the desired pattern. It takes a bit of work and tinkering with, but Paul finally ends up with a neatly combed pattern.

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2. Stacking the cakes

Paul’s using dummy cakes so it’s all very straightforward. However, if you need some guidance on stacking deep cakes, please see Lesson 6 on our Double Barrelled Cake course.


NOTE: If you are concerned about the stacking or delivery temperature then Paul suggests a strong central dowel to help support the tiers.

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3. Adding colour

In this lesson, Paul experiments with shading and colours as he seeks to achieve a deep, orangey, gold effect. With patience and adding several layers with the airbrush he achieves amazing results.

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4. Adding the roses, leaves and filler flowers

Time to start creating the floral decorations. Paul creates a selection of roses, petals and fillers which he will later colour to match the cake.

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5. Colouring the flowers

Paul experiments with adding different shades of gold to colour the leaves, roses and filler flowers. He’s very happy with the mix, but if you have a preferred shade of gold or limited by what you have available, that will work just the same.

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6. Adding the decorations

Time to get creative, but before rushing in, Paul has some great advice about laying out the design before adding to the cake. Paul adds the decorations with lots of useful hints and tips to correct anything that might go wrong.

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7. Other ideas

Paul shares with you some other unique ideas you could do with this cake!

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8. Pro lesson

How much you would retail this cake at, including costs, overheads and much more.

Naked Ganached Wedding Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this naked ganached wedding cake with Paul Bradford. This wedding cake is perfect for any chocolate lovers tieing the knot! With a whole host of things to learn, this fun-filled cake tutorial is the perfect addition to your chocolate cake cooking collection!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Creating the comb effect
  • Dusting
  • Creating modern flowers
  • Flower arranging
  • and much, much more

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