Satin Chocolate Rose Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Satin Chocolate Rose
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
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 10 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.

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1. The design

Paul takes us through the whole cake design process from beginning to end, complete with hand drawings and detailed explanations.

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2. Adding texture

Paul has ganached the cakes and then adds a second layer of ganache to the bottom tier. He focuses on the sides to create a forest floor type of effect.

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3. Painting the cakes

In this lesson, Paul gets the lovely edible dusts out and paints the cakes using different brushes to get various textures.

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4. Stacking the cake

Paul stacks the cakes, which is a little easier than normal as dummies are lighter… but disaster strikes! Watch to find out.

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5. Making the flowers

In this lesson, Paul demonstrates how to make chocolate roses using modelling chocolate.

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6. Adding the roses

Paul now begins to add the roses to the cake using spaghetti to secure them, and then builds up by adding additional petals.

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7. Finishing the roses

Paul adds the rest of the roses and builds them up with the extra petals to give nice big luscious flowers.

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8. Painting the rose

Paul mixes up some beautiful lustres to create gorgeous tones, which he paints on to the roses – giving them stunning textures.

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9. Piping the leaves

In this lesson, Paul shows us how to create beautiful piped chocolate leaves and ferns.

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10. Finishing touches

Paul finishes it all off by painting the piped leaves, once they have firmed up a little.



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11. Other ideas

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

Share your lovely snaps with us on our Facebook page.

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12. 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.

Paul introduces us to his drop dead gorgeous Satin Chocolate Rose cake – a tasty design that’s almost too good to eat, complete with edible roses.
This cake boasts pure wow factor, and is the perfect show-stopping celebration cake for a wedding or special occasion. To complement the design you could use a tree trunk as the stand and add some real flowers to the base.
One of the best things about this design, is its flexibility. You could switch up the colours by colouring the ganache or changing the type of flower or adding fruit.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to work and texture with ganache, make edible roses with modelling chocolate, work with lustres and so much more! This cake is perfect for an intermediate cake designer or a beginner looking for a new challenge, and it’s a fabulous design to add to your collection.

We’d love to see your take on the Satin Chocolate Rose Cake – so make sure you share your snaps 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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