Octopus Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 12
Decorating time: 4 Hours
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Highlights from the Octopus Live show.

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1. Making the structure

In the first lesson Paul explains the structure to the octopus including the wiggly wobbly platform and how to achieve the stability for the 8 tentacles!

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2. Carving and ganaching

Paul carves out the shape of the octopus’ head then covers in  ganache.

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3. Covering the cake

Now that the ganache has set and been smoothed it’s time to cover the cake with sugarpaste. Paul then uses a variety of household materials to add some texture to the cake.

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4. Adding the cake to the structure

In this lesson Paul adds the cake to the structure then shows how to hide the structure inside which joins the tentacles.

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5. Making the tentacles

The fun begins as we make the tentacles and bend them into shape.

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6. Eyes and mouth

Paul starts to add some facial features to the octopus.

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7. Airbrushing

Time for more fun with the airbrush giving the octopus it’s lovely fluorescent colours.

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8. Suction pads and eyeballs

Paul finishes off the features of the octopus by making the big cartoon eyes and adding suction pads to the tentacles!

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9. Finishing touches

All that’s left now is to add a little extra shine and to set the scene some sand made from biscuit crumbs and luster dust.

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10. Other Ideas

Some other ideas from the Octopus live show!

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11. Pro Lesson

Everything an expert needs to know on how to price and sell their cakes.

Octopus cake tutorial

Learn how to make this lovely little octopus cake filmed live with multi-award winning Paul Bradford.

Perfect for children’s birthdays or themed parties this is one tenta-cool cake sure to make a few smiles!

There’s plenty of valuable techniques to learn in this one…

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Create an internal structure
  • Shape armature
  • Carve a 3D Cake
  • Airbrush
  • and much, much more

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Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

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