Valentine’s Surprise Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Valentine’s Surprise
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 11
Decorating time: 3 hours
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Highlights for the Valentine’s Surprise course.

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1. Explaining the design

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Paul quickly covers the design for this wonderful cake.

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2. Marbling and covering the cake

Using a collection of reds and pinks, Paul shows us how to make a beautiful marble effect using sugarpaste.

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3. Covering the board

In this lesson, Paul shows us how to quickly ice a round cake board.

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4. Making the top piece

In this lesson, Paul puts together the lid for the Valentine’s Surprise.

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5. Covering the top

Using brown sugarpaste, Paul makes the delicious topping for the cake.

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6. Making the cherry

In this lesson, Paul teaches us his quick and easy technique for making the seamless round cherry for the top of the cake.

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7. Putting the cherry on top

In this lesson, Paul pipes on the cream for the cake and finishes it off by placing a cherry on top.

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8. Making the lettering

Now it’s time to create the hidden message for the Valentine’s Surprise!

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9. Airbrushing

Airbrushes at the ready as Paul adds a lovely red glow to the cake. He then places the lid on…

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10. Bringing the cake together

Finally, it’s time for the moment of truth as Paul finds out if the cherry lid will hold together!

Valentine’s Surprise – A Valentine’s Day Cake with a difference!

In this week’s tutorial, Paul shows us how to make this unique valentine’s day cake design. This cake is the sweetest idea (literally) for anyone looking for a different way to propose this Valentine’s (Paul is recently engaged, we wonder where he got the inspiration from?)

The cake can also be used for any loving message any time of the year! So use your imagination and send someone the sweetest message they’ll ever receive!

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Create a marble effect using sugar paste
  • Ice a dummy cake
  • Make a lovely message using a stencil
  • Airbrush for a perfect finish
  • 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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