Woodland Cupcake Tower Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Woodland Cupcake Tower
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 10
Decorating time: 1 Day
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Here, we’ve carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into a 8 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.

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1. The design

Learn Paul’s thought process in coming up with this design, which was for a friend’s wedding so the pressure’s on!

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2. Adding the bark

Paul gets the Karen Davies moulds out and gets busy making sections of the bark to cover the dummies as well as the cake drum.

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3. Airbrushing the bark

Paul now brings the bark to life with some delicate airbrush work using a mixture of colours.

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4. Making the buttercream

This is definitely worth watching, well it’s the tasting that’s the fun part. Paul shows us how to make some yummy coloured buttercream that’s sure to be a big hit.

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5. Finishing the cupcakes

Paul now adds his finishing touches to the cupcakes, with sprinkles of chocolate and other tasty additions here and there, before them on the stand.

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6. Making the decorations

It’s time to get the moulds and cutter out as well as some nice edible dusts and dragees. If Paul had a little more time on his hands he would be adding birds and all kinds of wonderful things…maybe you could have a go and let us see what you come up with?

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7. Finishing touches

Paul brings the whole design together with his magical finishing touches.

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8. Other ideas

Paul shares some other ideas you can try out during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own, and we’d love to see what brilliant alterations you’ve made.

Share your pics with us on our Facebook page.

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9. 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.

This woodland themed cupcake design contains lots of lovely earthy colours in line with current trends.  It’s a big feeder and would make the perfect centrepiece for any large event.
This particular design was made for a friend’s wedding, but equally it would fit a host of other celebrations too and just imagine all the things you could add…birds, butterflies, chocolates, edible leaves. The possibilities are endless.
In this tutorial you’ll pick up some new skills and techniques, which include stacking and arranging a cupcake tower, making tasty milk chocolate buttercream, creating a sugarpaste wood effect, airbrush work and lots more.

We’d love to see your take on the Woodland Cupcake Tower – so make sure you share your photos 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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