Paul Bradford Classes?

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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!

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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 helped a lot when I did my first ganache cake ;)

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Happy Go Lucky Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 10:31pm
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Smckinney07 Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 11:35pm
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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.

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LassieSaves Posted 14 Aug 2013 , 11:30pm
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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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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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