Create three charming teapot cakes with acclaimed cake artist Mary Maher. You'll learn to stack, support and sculpt a teapot from cake before covering it in fondant. Then, add a handle, spout, lid and customized finial. With your teapot constructed, discover Mary's valuable decorating techniques as you work through three delightful designs. Bring a garden-themed cake to life with vibrant, three-dimensional flowers, vines and leaves. Decorate a beautiful butterfly-themed cake to bring wide-eyed excitement to girls' birthday parties. Plus, create a marvel of modern style as you apply a trendy ikat pattern and custom monogram to a cake that's a breathtaking addition to bridal showers and beyond. Surprise guests with lighthearted cakes that are sure to be everyone's cup of tea.
Meet your instructor, cake decorator Mary Maher, and jump right into creating your teapot cake! Make your initial cuts as you carve craft foam for your teapot base. Then stack and carve your teapot out of cake, no templates needed! Mary shows you how to freehand all of your carving and offers tips along the way, from safety tips and proper technique to cake and buttercream selection.
Discover Mary's sure-fire method for adding a thick buttercream coat to your sculpture without altering its spherical shape. Then, smooth the final coat of buttercream with an inexpensive homemade tool before you cover your cake in fondant -- measuring, cutting, seaming and smoothing to perfection.
Switch mediums as you get a primer in working with modeling chocolate. Mary demonstrates how to create 3-D embellishments as she wires, rolls out and shapes the teapot handle and spout. Learn how to properly secure these pieces to your cake as well.
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