Pudsey by Ben Cullen Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial


Highlights from Ben Cullen’s Pudsey Bear for Children in Need.

1. The Structure

Having an internal structure can be vital for supporting your cake, especially if the cake is going to have an unusual shape. In this lesson Ben will show you how to make your internal structure and exactly what you will need.

2. Stack & Carve

In this lesson Ben will show you how to carve and ganache your cake to fit the internal structure to achieve the desired outcome.

3. Arms, Legs & Fur

Ben uses rice krispie treats mixed with melted marshmallow to form the arms and legs oh his Pudsey in preparation for covering the cake with some yellow sugarpaste.

4. Airbrush & Detail

Ben’s Pudsey is really coming together now. In this packed lesson you will learn how to airbrush for effective shadowing, add Pudsey’s facial features and add the iconic eye patch.

5. Lesson 5 part 1 - Choose Decoration

In the first part of this lesson Ben gives his Pudsey an artistic flare by drawing on a tattoo, then shows you his technique for making an quick and easy bow tie.

6. Lesson 5 part 2 - Finishing Touches

In the final lesson Ben finishes off by making the shorts then adds some finishing touches to add extra character to his Pudsey Bear.

7. Pudsey by Ben Cullen - Bite Sized

Watch Ben make this amazing Tattooed Pudsey Bear cake in just 1 minute!

Pudsey Bear Cake Tutorial by Ben Cullen

Learn how to make this punk rocking Pudsey Bear by the BakeKing Ben Cullen.

CakeFlix are delighted to have teamed up with BBC Children in Need  to create a huge online Pudsey Bear cakes collaboration.

Paul Bradford and Ben Cullen, aka the BakeKing, have created FREE to view Pudsey Bear tutorials to help you create your entry. Follow the link below for details on how to submit your entry.

Pudsey Bear Online Collaboration 2019

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • Make an internal structure
  • Stack and carve a basic shape
  • Airbrush
  • Make clothing with sugarpaste
  • And much, much more

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and the rest of the CakeFlix community on our Facebook group.

View hundreds of more world-class tutorials only at www.cakeflix.com.

Ben Cullen

Ben Cullen

Ben, otherwise known as the BakeKing is a multi award winning cake artist. Having won Gold awards at Cake International in 2015 and 2016 his popularity has grown quickly as he adds personality to his amazing designs which give his cakes that extra character.
He is a regular contributor on Channel 4's Extreme Cake Makers TV Show.
It's worth checking out his excellent Youtube channel BakekingTV and Instagram stories which go to demonstrate the real character behind these amazing cakes.


  1. lelitzik

    How do I use this template? Is there a download? If you could let me know that would be great.

  2. lelitzik

    There is also no list of tools and ingredients that I can see. Is it possible to add them? Thanks

    • David Brice

      Hi, Ben created the Pudsey bear as a free demo for an online collaboration. Unfortunately we have no leverage to chase for these details. CakeFlix produced tutorials all have templates, tools and ingredient lists etc. and are part of the CakeFlix membership. Sorry, about that.

  3. lelitzik

    I have a premium membership and I don’t have access to the tools and ingredients or a downloadable template.

    • David Brice

      Hi Lelitzik.

      Ben created this as a free tutorial as part of the Pudsey charity collaboration.
      All the CakeFlix feature tutorials have the tools & ingredients, plus templates to help members recreate the designs. However, donated demos don’t often have the same adds ons to the CakeFlix commissioned courses.
      We are in the process of migrating all Caking all Over the World and demo style videos over to http://www.CakeFlix.TV, which will make it clearer as to what’s a CakeFlix commissioned tutorial and those that have been donated.
      So sorry that we don’t have the add ons for Ben’s demo.
      Kind regards, David


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