webuyanycar.com Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

Bite Sized

Watch Paul make this cake for WeBuyAnyCar.com in just 1 minute!


Hand picked highlights from this tutorial!

1. ganaching

Paul begins by levelling the cake then applies the first coat of ganache.

2. white chocolate ganache

In this lesson Paul adds the second layer of ganache to the sides and top of the cake then gets rid of any blemishes and imperfections with hot water and a pallet knife in preparation for covering it with sugarpaste. 

3. covering the cake

Paul now covers the cake using sugarpaste then smooths it off to give it a nice, clean finish.

4. making the head pt 1

Now that the cake is ready we’re moving on to the sculpting of Phil’s head! 

5. making the head pt 2

Time to get technical as Paul sculpts the more intricate facial features. 

6. sculpting the face

Now that the facial structure had been made, Paul covers the face with modelling paste then uses his PME tools to bring out the facial features underneath.

7. eyes and teeth

So now that the head is finished we move on to the more intricate facial details starting with the eyes. Paul uses white sugarpaste for the eyes then paints the colour of the eyes on with a very fine paintbrush. After the eyes are complete he then uses more sugarpaste for the teeth then indents the shape with the PME tools.

8. ears and eyebrows

Paul uses a great technique for creating simple and effective ears for the model. He then bring out the paintbrush this time to paint on the eyebrows, take your time and slowly build on the eyebrows to get the best result.

9. making the hair

Paul shows you a quick and easy way of making hair without having to cut out individual strands. Scissors are then used to texture the hair even more.

10. making the body

In this lesson you will learn how to make a body using an internal wire which can be bent to create the perfect pose.

11. making the hands

All that is left to complete the model is the hands. In this lesson you will learn to make detailed hands for your model.

12. stacking the cakes

Paul shares his technique on how to stack cakes evenly on a board. Once the cakes are stacked he adds a ribbon to each tier.

For additional information on stacking deep cakes see Stacking a Double Barrelled Cake.

13. lettering and logo

In this lesson Paul will show you how to create letters and logos using tracing paper and a very steady hand!

14. making the cars

Paul uses the airbrush to get the two-toned effect of the cars from the webuyanycar.com logo then shows you how to neatly add them to the cake.

15. adding the model to the cake

For this lesson Paul created the bursting effect for the top of the cake then adds the model.

16. finishing touches

All that needs done now is to add the red swirls to each tier and that’s our cake complete!

17. Other Ideas

Some other ideas for a cake like this.

18. Pro Lesson

Everything a pro need to know about making and selling cakes for corporate business.

webuyanycar.com Cake Tutorial

Learn how to make this amazing cake for webuyanycar.com featuring Phillip Schofield, made by the multi-award winning Paul Bradford

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Use royal icing
  • Create armature models
  • Sculpt realistic faces
  • Create edible company logos
  • 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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webuyanycar.com tools and ingredients

Grams to lbs

Inches to cm or vice versa

Other US to metric and Metric to US

Cake or Dummy

  • 12” x 7” round
  • 10” x 6” round
  • 8” x 5” round

Cake Drums

  • 8” round
  • 10” round
  • 12” round
  • 14” round


  • 4kg white chocolate

Modelling paste – Sarancino

  • 60g flesh tone
  • 200g Navy blue
  • 50g grey 
  • 50g Pink 
  • 50g Blue 
  • 50g Red 
  • 50g Yellow 
  • 50g Purple 


  • 4kg white 

Airbrush colours

  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Purple 

Petal dusts 

  • Brown 
  • White 
  • Black
  • Green 
  • Poppy red 


  • Bravo quick paint (ethanol) 


  • 18mm x 4m Pale pink 
  • 18mm x 4m Pale pink satin 


  • Cornflour puff


  • Sharp cutting knife
  • Craft knife 
  • Serrated knife
  • Pallet knife
  • Scissors

Modelling Tools

  • PME set

Paint brushes

  • Various sizes

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pins (large and small)
  • Cake smoothers 
  • Acetate smoothers 


  • Water spray 
  • Bamboo skewer 
  • 20 gauge wire 
  • Wire cutters 
  • Stacking paper 
  • Pencil 
  • 3 pins 
  • Glue 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. gdavies

    I have checked the ingredients tab for this recipe of chocolate cake and the tab just doubles up with a list of tools and equipment – I cannot see a chocolate cake ingredients and recipe.

  2. loveitcakes

    In the video paul says his chocolate cake is an oil based cake no butter used, have you got the recipe for it please? Only the chocolate cake recipe David has given a link to has got butter in it! Thank you in advance ?

  3. Elishansen

    Thank you for the tutorial ☺️ I have a question: Do you not need to use dowels to support the upper tiers of cake.? Surely the weight of the cakes on top of the bottom tier would swish it.? ?X


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