Spooky Pumpkin Cake Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Spooky Pumpkin Cake
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 13
Decorating time: 6 hours
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Watch Paul make his pumpkin cake in just one minute!

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1. Ganaching the cake

In this lesson, Paul shows you how to ganache and layer a round cake. Perfect for a cute little pumpkin!

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2. Carving the body

It helps to carve the shape of the pumpkin into the ganache as it highlights all the features once the sugarpaste is covered.

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3. Carving out features

Now that the body shape has been carved, next we need to carve out the eyes and mouth.

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4. Covering the cake

Paul shows you how to cover the rounded pumpkin shape and shape over the carved out features.

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5. Painting the body

Time to start painting the main body of the pumpkin to give it a rich red/orange colour.

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6. Painting the features

Paul adds more detail to the eyes and face of the pumpkin.

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7. Covering the board

Paul shows you how to cover the board with a nice, smooth finish and sharp edges.

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8. Making the witches hat

In this lesson, you will learn how to make the witch hat from rice krispie treats and how to make the buckle.

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9. Painting the hat

All that left to do now is add a little glow to the hat and some other finishing touches to the cake!

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10. Other Ideas

Paul shares a few other ideas to use on the pumpkin cake.

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11. PRO Lesson

In this lesson, Paul goes through the process of pricing the cake and gives you other information on selling your cakes.

Spooky Pumpkin Cake Tutorial

In this cake tutorial, Paul shows you how to make a spooky little pumpkin cake. Ideal for Halloween, but the skills learned here can be adapted for cakes from any season!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Ganache a 3D ball cake
  • Carve a pumpkin from cake
  • Paint the pumpkin
  • Make a witch’s hat
  • and much, much more!

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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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