No Sugarpaste – Couture Wedding Cake Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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No Sugarpaste – Couture Wedding Cake
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 11
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Watch Paul complete the whole project in under 1 minute!

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In this lesson we pick out the key learning techniques to allow you to watch the main learning points in under 13 minutes!

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1. Ingredients for Making Ganche

To start off Paul shows all the ingredients that he’ll be using to make the ganache.

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2. Making the Ganache

In this lesson Paul mixes the ingredients together to create the ganache.

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3. Preparing the ganache

Paul now starts to prepare the ganache and looks at colouring options.

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4. Whitening the cake

Paul now adds the colouring and applies the brilliant white to the ganache.

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5. Creating Flowers and Leaves

Paul now starts to create the wafer paper flowers and leaves to decorate the cake.

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6. Creating the Mould Decorations

Paul uses Pink Flamingo moulds, but feel free to use whichever brand or design you like, to create decorations for the side of the cake.

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7. lesson 7 - Decorating the Cake

This is where the magic starts to happen when Paul brings all the decorations together to come up with this cheaper and faster way to make couture wedding cake.

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8. Other Ideas

Paul provides some extra hints and tips on how to use the skills and techniques taught.

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9. Pro Lesson

In this lesson, Paul talks all about pricing and selling a cake like this.

No Sugarpaste – Couture Wedding cake tutorial by Paul Bradford

Mindful of the current cost of living crisis, especially the cost of sugar and cake decorating materials, Paul has come up with this sugarpaste free couture wedding cake design. Using textured and coloured ganache, Paul is able to give an excellent finish, while saving costs and time.

Once you have mastered the concept there are a range of designs that would work well using this method.

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Create a white tone chocolate ganache
  • Apply paint to achieve a crisp white finish
  • Condition wafer paper for flower making
  • Produce freehand wafer paper flowers
  • Wire up a wafer paper flower and display on the cake
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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