Spaceship Dreamer Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Spaceship Dreamer
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 16
Decorating time: 4-5 Hours
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Highlights from the spaceship dreamer tutorial

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1. Shaping the cake

Paul discusses the design then explains that the bed shape isn’t a cake size that most people would bake so Paul talks through how he uses the cake he has to get the shape. He then carves to shape.

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2. Covering the cake

This is an awkward shape to cover to watch Paul make it look easy but explain what to do when things don’t quite work out.

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3. Bedhead boosters

Want to hear some bedtime stories from Paul, well this is the lesson for you! He still manages to create the bedhead and booster for the rocket.

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4. Carving the rocket nose

Paul considers a number of options before going for a carved polystyrene cylinder. It’s a messy job and of course non-edible so you can always go for rice krispie treats.

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5. Covering the rocket nose

Always a challenge with an awkward shape but watch how Paul covers the nose to get a smooth, neat finish.

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6. Decorating the board

What a mess Paul makes, but it’s worth it as he achieves his whooshing through the Galaxy effect in some style.

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7. Adding the wings

Nice and straightforward just a case of cutting round the template and adding to the board.

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8. Adding the nose and booster

This is where the design begins to take shape as Paul adds the nose and booster, offering a few alternatives along the way.

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9. Decorating the spaceship

The devil is always in the detail and in this lesson Paul spends time adding those little touches that make this spaceship bed look special.

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10. Adding the pillows

Paul creates and decorates the pillows and boys bedding with some more funny personal stories thrown in!

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11. Legs and body of the spaceman

Using simple shapes and techniques Paul starts on the little boy’s feet, legs and body.

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12. Adding the arms and hands

Same again, simple techniques to create the little boy’s arms and hands from sugarpaste.

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13. Adding the head

This is where the design comes to life by adding the little boy’s head and facial features. Paul explains a number of ways to achieve the best finish but he goes for the finish with simple and quick techniques, but still has a great impact.

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14. Pro lesson

Everything a professional cake decorator needs to know about making and selling this type of design.

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15. Other ideas

Paul shares with you some other ideas you can create with the lessons learned via this tutorial.

Make someone’s dreams come true with our Spaceship Dreamer cake tutorial…

Paul Bradford shows you how to make this cake of an imaginative young boy who dreams of spaceships! With plenty of techniques and skills to learn, this is one you don’t want to miss!

Not only is this cake excellent for young children’s birthdays, the skills learned in this tutorial can also be used to interpret a whole host of different designs.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Create edible sugar models
  • Carve awkward shapes
  • Cover awkward shapes
  • Use edible paint effectively
  • and much, much more

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



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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