Santa and friends Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Santa and friends
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
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1. Making Santa's legs

Paul makes Santa’s legs using a very contemporary and quick technique and then makes his lovely shiny boots!

For full tutorial and tools and ingredients see Christmas cake toppers

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2. Making Santa's body

Here, Paul makes Santa’s torso by making a cone of sugarpaste. He then adds little details with white sugarpaste with the help of PME modelling tools.

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3. Making Santa's arms

Paul starts but adding a belt to his body and then shows us how to make arms to sit by Santa’s side. You could easily have them in a more upright position by placing something under them as they dry. Alternatively, you can insert wires but Paul opts for a cuter look.

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4. Making Santa's head

In this lesson, Paul makes Santa’s head by adding cheeks to a ball of sugarpaste and then covers it with a thinner piece. He then uses modelling tools to bring them out and create the facial features.

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5. Finishing Santa

Paul finishes off his Santa by adding a little bit of colour to Santa’s face as well as adding his famous facial hair. To finish it all off, he adds a red Santa hat and some holly.

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6. Making the elf legs and shoes

Paul has already started the legs using the same technique as before and so we now learn how to add the stripes. He then shows us how to make the elf’s cute little clog-like shoes complete with bobbles….how cute!

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7. Making the elf body

In this lesson, Paul shows us how to make the elf’s torso using a cone of green sugarpaste. He then shows us how to create shapes using everyday household items to finish it off.

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8. Finishing the elf body

Paul starts by making the arms using the same technique as before and then adds the little extras to his outfit.

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9. Making the elf head

In this lesson, Paul makes the elf’s head using an even simpler technique than before! (since he doesn’t have big rosey Santa cheeks to make this time)

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10. Finishing the elf

In this lesson, Paul gives our little elf a little hairdo and a cute little hat.

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11. Making rudolph’s legs and body

Paul makes rudolph’s legs which have been the quickest yet and then makes his torso complete with a cute snowflake jumper.

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12. Making rudolph’s head

Here, we see a brilliant and simple way to make a cute Rudolph’s head with his big red shiny nose.

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13. Finishing rudolph

In this lesson, Paul makes Rudolph’s antlers using sugarpaste but ideally thinks it would be better to use modelling chocolate. He then adds some ears and a scarf to keep him warm.

Paul Bradford

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