Winter Wedding Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Winter Wedding
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 8
Decorating time: 2 Days
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Here we have carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into on 6 minute long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.

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1. Creating the wood panels

In this lesson Paul experiments with the technique above to discover the quickest and easiest way to get the desired effect.

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2. Adding the wood panels

To learn how to cover your cakes.

Now that the panels are ready, it’s time to add them to the cake and Paul shows us how to do just that.

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3. Stacking and painting the cakes

Paul starts by stacking the cakes, which you will have seen how to do following the previous link to the covering a cake lesson. He then shows us how to create a lovely brushed metal look, using dusts and two different types of brushes.

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4. Making the piped trees

In this lesson Paul shows us how to create the beautiful piped trees. Paul uses a pre-mix for the royal icing and works it to a stiff peak consistency. To learn how to make your own from scratch read this guide. Simply change the amount of water you put in to adapt the consistency. 

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5. Adding the trees

After letting the trees dry a little, carefully lift them from the cellophane and attach them to the cake with thin strips of royal icing. Ideally you want to leave the piped trees to dry overnight, but Paul doesn’t have enough time.

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6. Other ideas

Here Paul shares some other ideas you can try your hand at when making this cake. We’re sure you have some of your own great ideas and we’d love to see what you come up with.

Please share your pics with us on our Facebook page

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7. Pro lesson

In this lesson, Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake, as well as pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake designer.

Paul introduces us to his beautiful wood effect wedding cake. Paul has learned a fantastic technique that effortlessly creates a tree bark like effect and has generously been given permission to share it thanks to Cakes and Crafts by Kass. The piped trees look pretty lovely as well, we’re sure you’ll agree!
This cake is perfect for a winter wedding and could be adapted to fit anytime of the year as well as other occasions. Just imagine creating beautiful autumnal tones with edible autumn leaves scattered around the board. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a wood/bark effect in multiple ways, create a brushed metal effect on sugarpaste, create standing piped trees and much more. With the skills learned you’ll be able to create all kinds of striking cakes, as the design can be adapted to suit any occasion. This cake is perfect for those looking to progress from beginner to intermediate, and would make a fantastic addition to your cake resume.

We’d love to see your take on the Winter Wedding Cake – so share your snaps with us on our Facebook page!

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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