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How To Make An Emerald & Gold Watercolour Effect Buttercream Cake

With Paddy Onyido

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Paddy gives a calming and enjoyable tutorial on how to create this beautiful emerald green and gold Swiss meringue buttercream cake, topped with a luxurious gold painted chocolate shell. The key skills you will gain to create this masterpiece are how to layer and cover a tall cake, achieve clean razor sharp edges, how to apply a watercolour effect side design, temper and mould chocolate, use edible paint and how to apply edible 24 carat gold leaf as a decoration. To make the best Swiss meringue buttercream for your cakes, download the recipe and watch how to make it step by step in our video tutorial with Sue below.

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Paddy calmly takes one on a journey on how to use different skills to create a sharp-edged cake without a seeming fuss. Really great video

sharp edges

Gerry Hartley

only make a few cakes, but at last a video that in simple terms shows in such a straight forward way how to get those edges, without too much explanation and fuss, will be giving this a try ! hope there are more videos of Paddy to come

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