Old Bluebell Boot Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Old Bluebell Boot
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 15
Decorating time: 2 days
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1. Carving the shape

In this lesson, Paul shows you how to stack your cake and carve it in to shape.

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2. Ganaching the cake

Now its time to cover the cake with ganache!

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3. Covering the cake

In this lesson, Paul shows you how use sugarpaste to cover the boot in a realistic way.

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4. Adding details

Now Paul starts to add features to the cake using sugarpaste.

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5. Adding more details

Continuing on, Paul adds more details using sugarpaste.

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6. Painting the boot

Paul paints the boot for an old and realistic feel!

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7. Making the bluebells

Paul shows you how to make the elegant beautiful bluebell flowers.

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8. Colouring the bluebells

In this lesson, Paul adds a little colour to the flower.

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9. Taping the flower together

Paul shows you how to tape and arrange all of the flowers together.

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10. Adding flowers to the cake

Now it’s time to begin adding the flowers to the cake.

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11. Finishing touches

All that’s left to do is add some finishing touches to complete the cake!

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12. Other Ideas

Paul shares some other ideas to use on your own creations.

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13. PRO Lesson

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

Old Bluebell Cake Tutorial by Paul Bradford

There are so many skills and techniques that go into making this very Spring-like decorative old boot. Using colours, shading and shaping, the effect here is just amazing. Join Paul as he shares his story of the Old Bluebell Boot along with lots of extra hints and tips during his commentary!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Carve a proportional boot shape from cake
  • Create a realistic old textured leather look
  • Use colours and shading to bring the design to life
  • Create beautiful bluebells
  • and lots, lots more

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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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