Paul Bradford classes?

Decorating By DiddleMeSweet Updated 6 Mar 2014 , 2:39pm by catsmum

DiddleMeSweet Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 8:14pm
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I was wondering if anyone has taken Paul Bradford's Sugar Craft online classes? I would love to know your thoughts are before I take the plunge and buy a yearly membership. Was it easy to understand? Was communication with the instructor easy? Were the supplies easy to find for each course?

 

I won't add the web address as the administrators will more than likely delete this thread. I am in no way advertising this site, I am merely curious if anyone has taken his online classes and what their thoughts are. 

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kaat Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 9:23pm
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I received a free 1 month membership and I loved his videos. They are very well done and easy to follow. You could always try a one month membership, see if you like it before committing to the year.
 

DiddleMeSweet Posted 23 Feb 2013 , 10:45pm
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Thanks! I saw his site and was hoping they give like a free 60 sec clip of what to expect but they don't. I just received an email and I'm really interested...

Peanut66 Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 12:50am
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If you subscribe(register) without paying anything there are free tutorials.

 

He also has stuff on youtube. I've just watched his beginners airbrush video and learnt quite a lot (not least that he spent a fortune on his airbrush LOL)

 

He is in Scotland in the UK so I think most stuff will be easy to find in the US.

 

Have a look before you buy a years suscription.Try before you buy.

DiddleMeSweet Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 6:19am
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Thank you! I didn't know he had YouTube videos. Ill definitely check them out! Thank you!

NikSnacks Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 6:22am
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I registered to his site and watched some of the free tutorials. I really liked his ganache videos....it helped a lot when I did my first ganache cake ;)

DiddleMeSweet Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 7:36pm
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AThank you! I saw his you tube videos and it seems easy to follow so I bought a year subscription.

cazza1 Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 1:57pm
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How have you been finding the videos?  I am thinking of getting a subscription.

DiddleMeSweet Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 5:36am
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I actually like them. He takes you step by step through each stage. There are a lot of classes and there's always new ones added each week. I tried the one month free offer and made my decision after. Check out the YouTube videos because the classes are just like that. Just with the subscription you get everything. 

Happy Go Lucky Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 10:31pm
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A*Mod edit to remove advertising.

Smckinney07 Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 11:35pm
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Ahttp://www.learncakedecoratingonline.com/sq/19485-start-decorating-today

This is a great site and it's only $9.99 a month. They have tutorials from Verusca Walker, Handi Mulyana, Jessica Piedmont, and a few others. They also have a free class. You get recipes, a forum (like this), templates and step by step booklets for each project-very cool. They have more advanced tutorials also, Handi demonstrates how to make a plain cake that looks like its flying, stuff like that. I am in no way affiliated with them I just really enjoy the classes!

I liked the Paul Bradford site too, I was able to watch a couple free videos. I didn't like the membership setup though (with the different levels) I suppose it makes sence I just didn't like that. Also I didn't know how much it would cost in US dollars.

LassieSaves Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:30pm
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A*Mod edited to remove advertising.

SystemMod1 Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 8:19pm
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AADVERTISING IS NOT ALLOWED ON CAKE CENTRAL FORUMS. There are 2 people on this thread that joined just to drive traffic to Pretty whatever cakes. They have been banned and I ask if anyone comes across similar postings to flag them so I can deal with them. It's unethical and shady.

It is OK to discuss the contents of a class and Cake Central appreciates the OP in this thread being mindful of the rules. Thank you.!

paulat2112 Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 10:06pm
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AI have subscribed to his classes online and love them. Have made a dinosaur cake, boobs (don't ask lol) and a two tier box explosion cake. I find them very clear and easy to understand and well worth the money. I pay £10 a month which is about $15.

JWinslow Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 12:15am
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Although I have a membership, I am a little torn on whether I would renew.  There are a few tutorials I have taken advantage because I find many of the tutorials I use (and I stress - I use) I have accessed here on CC as well as many of the techniques I have incorporated into my cakes.  I don't know if you have the option of asking questions, but like I said, I haven't accessed it for a while.  I suppose it depends on what you're looking to learn.  Just my opinion :)

cazza1 Posted 7 Oct 2013 , 1:33pm
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I finally got around to joining.  I think it was worth it just for the chocolate wrap cake.  I think I'll give up everything else and just make and eat these.  They look like my idea of heaven.

catsmum Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 2:39pm
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I subscribe to Paul Bradford's classes. I like them because he does a different class each week so even if they are all not the type of cake you would decorate there is a good variety. I have just finished the Formula 1 Ferrari he did 3 weeks ago (in my photos). I like that they are broken down into sections so you can replay something you are not sure about.

 

He has a very relaxed "on camera" style. Overall I think they are good value for money as once you subscribe you also have access to all previous courses.

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