Pearl Wedding Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Pearl Wedding
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 10
Decorating time: 1 Day
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Here, we’ve carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 5 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking up too much of your time.

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1. Covering the bottom tier

Paul has already ganached the cakes and if you’re unsure how to ganache your cake then click here. Paul now covers the cake in white sugarpaste and demonstrates how to get rid of the pleats and air bubbles for a lovely sharp-edged cake.

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2. Creating the ruffle ripped effect

In this lesson, Paul uses edible wafer paper and some lovely Faye Cahill dust to create the beautiful ripped effect.

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3. Adding the pearls

Paul now adds the pearls to the cake using a cake box lid to catch all the excess.

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4. Adding the dripped effect

We’ve all heard of the chocolate drip effect and similarly, we all know just how time-consuming and messy it is. Well….in true Paul style, Paul has figured out a much much quicker and easier way to get the same effect without using chocolate! Watch to find out.

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5. Finishing the dripped effect

In this lesson, Paul dusts the drips and then adds some pretty dragees to give a teardrop pearl effect.

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6. Stacking the cakes

Paul decides to add a third tier which is a 5” round by 5” tall dummy and adds the same effect to it as the bottom tier. This has all been done off camera.

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7. Finishing touches

Paul makes up the sugarpaste flowers using a quick and easy technique that requires nothing more than your hands and a clear food bag.  He then makes up the glitter balls using some lovely edible dust and again, a food bag. 

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8. Other ideas

Paul shares some other ideas you can try out during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own, and we’d love to see what brilliant alterations you’ve made.

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9. Pro lesson

Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake. He also shares his advice on pricing, portions and other vital information necessary for any professional cake designer.

Learn how to make a pearl wedding cake with Paul Bradford…

This pearl wedding cake is a great tutorial to practice a variety of important skills. Join the multi-award winning Paul Bradford as he teaches you how to make this stunning three-tier wedding cake!

Follow this cake tutorial with Paul  to pick up some new skills and techniques which include:

  • Covering a cake with sharp edges
  • Stacking and dowling a cake
  • Creating a dripping cake
  • Creating unique textures
  • Edible painting
  • Making edible roses

And much more

This tutorial is perfect for a beginner cake designer looking to try something new.

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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