Woolly Winter Hat Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Woolly Winter Hat
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 9
Decorating time: 5 hours
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Watch Paul complete the whole project in under 1 minute!

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In this lesson we pick out the key learning techniques to allow you to watch the main learning points in under 13 minutes!

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1. Structuring the cake

Paul starts by showing the structure of the cake then caring it into shape. He then finishes by covering the cake in ganache.

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2. Decorating the cake

Paul now creates the patterns using the moulds and then covers the cake.

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3. Creating the brim of the hat

Paul now creates the brim of the hat, again using textured sugarpaste to keep the woolly effect going.

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4. Creating the pom-pom shape

Using off-the-shelve rounded mallows, Paul creates the pom-pom.

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5. Finishing the pom-pom

Time now to decorate the pom-pom and add those all important finishing touches.

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6. Other Ideas

Paul provides some extra hints and tips on how to use the skills and techniques taught.

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7. PRO Lesson

In this lesson, Paul talks all about pricing and selling a cake like this.

Woolly Winter Hat cake tutorial by Paul Bradford

What a cute and easy to make design, perfect for those winter celebrations or for anyone off on a skiing holiday.  Paul makes great use of moulds to take care of much of the time consuming elements of the design, but uses the feature pom-pom to give it a personal touch. Colours and patterns can be easily changed, but the concept is there and easy to follow.

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Carve a simple 3D cone shape
  • Fill and smooth ganache onto a 3D shape
  • Create a simple sugarpaste knitted patterns
  • Create a furry effect sugapaste pom-pom
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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