Something Blue Wedding Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Watch Paul make his Something Blue wedding cake in just one minute!


Hand-picked best bits from the whole tutorial.

1. Explaining the design

To begin, Paul goes over the cake sizes and how he got to the design.

2. Wafer paper ruffles

In this lesson, Paul starts to design the bottom tier by cutting triangular shapes out of wafer paper then using the pinking shears gives them a rough fabric look. Around 300 wafer paper triangles were cut out for the bottom tier. Once all the triangles have been cut and added, Paul uses the airbrush to paint the triangles blue which brings out depth to the cake.

3. Pearls

For the design of the middle tier, Paul has taken inspiration from a wedding dress and uses pearls and flowers together to create a bodice effect on the cake. In this lesson Paul focuses on the pearls, creating a geometric pattern.

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4. Blue flowers

Now that the pearls have been added, Paul adds the flowers to complete the design and once again sprays it blue with the airbrush. 

5. Making top tier decorations

For the top tier, Paul decides to go gold and create a crackling effect using Magic Colours dust. He also creates sails by first scrunching up some grease proof paper and spraying it with cake release to prevent sticking. Then spraying wafer paper with a fine mist of water and delicately placing it in different shapes on greaseproof paper. When heating, the oven is left open for about 5 – 10 minutes.

Note: in the next lesson Paul decides to remove the gold cracked effect sugarpaste to make the effect stand out more before putting it back on.

6. More cracks!

In this lesson, Paul removes the top tier icing (very risky!) in an attempt to make the gold cracked effect more prominent.

7. Adding the sails

Paul adds the beautiful blue sails to complete the cake.

8. Other Ideas

Some other ideas for the cake.

9. Pro Lesson

Everything a pro needs to know about pricing and distribution.

Something Blue Wedding Cake Tutorial

In this week’s tutorial, Paul shows you how to make his amazing Something Blue wedding cake!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Airbrush
  • Make a cracked sugarpaste effect
  • Make wafer paper ruffles and frills
  • Create a pearl basque design
  • 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.

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Inches to cm or vice versa

Other US to metric and Metric to US

Cake Dummies 

  • 5” round x 6” deep
  • 7” round x 5” deep
  • 9” round x 6” deep

Separator Dummies

  • 7” round x 2” deep
  • 5” round x 2” deep


  • Sugarflair – Radiant gold (2 pots)
  • Sugarflair – Royal Gold (1 pot)
  • Magic Colours 

Pearls (mixed sizes)

  • Ivory & gold Dragees –


  • 3kg Sailing Blue by Massa Ticino

Airbrush colours

  • Spectrum Flow – White 
  • Spectrum Flow – Royal Blue 
  • Spectrum Flow – Black 
  • Spectrum Flow – White 


  • 14 sheets of Wafer paper (made from olive oil)
  • Sparkle Melts by Magic Colours
  • Navy blue ribbon


  • Sharp knife 

Modelling Tools

  • PME tools

Cakey Tools

  • Small & large rolling pin

Calke Drums

  • 12” round


  • Pinking shears (bat wings)
  • Extra large dusting brush
  • Airbrush
  • 96% alcohol 
  • Trex
  • Pritt stick
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.  


  1. candy1

    Paul I think the blue comes through beautifully and the gold sure complements it. Good work!

  2. qvkake

    Hi, could you use royal icing to glue the flowing wafer decoration on the edge of the cake. Thanks

  3. Love2bake

    Love this design – very 2020

    What product did PAUL use to make the cracklings effect ? He was talking about a chocolate paste in a pot ! Thanks

  4. Ella GONNON

    Good morning, sir,
    I would like to know how the supports are laid so that the cake does not collapse during transport.
    Thank you for your answer

  5. Vanessa Hartmann Rodriguez

    Hi Sr. Olive oil wafer paper? Never heard of it. Would u be so kind to tell me where to get them? Much respect


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