Rainbow Panda Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Rainbow Panda
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 10
Decorating time: 1 Day
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Here we have carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 9 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.

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1. Introduction and working on the pebbles

Paul explains his design and gets straight to it by making little pebbles that sit around the cake.

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2. Painting the bottom tier

Paul gets the dusts and alcohol out to create some nice stone colours which he then dabs onto the pebbles of sugarpaste.

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3. Adding the bamboo

In this lesson Paul adds the bamboo around the main cake using his new favourite glue…a white chocolate decorator tube.

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4. Painting the bamboo/ making the panda pt 1

Here, Paul brings the bamboo to life with some lovely vibrant airbrush colours and then goes on to start making the adorable panda.

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5. Making the panda pt 2

Paul finishes the panda’s eyes and adds the arms. He creates lovely furry textures using two different techniques.

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6. Finishing the panda

Paul now finishes off the texturing of the panda, and adds cute little pads to its feet as well as a little colour to its mouth with some edible dust.

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7. Finishing touches

What finishes off a cute little panda more than a party hat? And a shoot of fresh bamboo, of course! Now for the ribbon and we’re all done.

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8. Other ideas

Paul shares some inspirational ideas you can give a bash during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own and we’d love to see what you come up with.

Share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

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9. Pro lesson

In this lesson, Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake, as well as pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake designer.

This panda is the life and soul of any party! He’s a fun time guy, with a colourful bamboo collection.
The Rainbow Panda makes the perfect topper for any animal lover’s cake, and the multi-coloured bamboo covering makes it a real attention-grabber. It’s an ideal cake for a big party and can be adapted to suit any occasion.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to cover your cakes with a unique stone look, work with edible dusts, model a panda from sugarpaste, work with moulds, create fun decorations and much more! This cake is ideal for an intermediate or a beginner looking for a new challenge.

We’d love to see your take on Rainbow Panda – so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

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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