with Colette Peters
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A New Look at the Crooked Cake

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Discover a new angle on decorating as you make imaginative crooked cakes with the design's legendary originator, Colette Peters. Learn about Colette's creative process before you go step by step through carving, covering and stacking the tiers for a classic crooked cake. Then, bring a modern crooked cake to life as Colette guides you through creating and securely assembling tiers of all different shapes and sizes. Plus, Colette will teach you her techniques for embossing and decorating your cake with gum paste vines, leaves, loopy flowers, rolled roses and more. Create gravity-defying designs decorated with vibrant embellishments and bring an air of amazement to any celebration.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h27m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Design

1. Introduction & Design

Meet your instructor, legendary cake artist Colette Peters, and preview the two crooked cakes you will be making in this class. Also, gain valuable design advice from Colette as she walks you through her process for designing and planning these amazing cakes!

2. Classic Cake Carving & Covering

2. Classic Cake Carving & Covering

Dive into your first cake, a classically crooked design, as Colette demonstrates how to taper and angle basic round tiers. Discover which types of cakes and icing work best, pick up carving tips and Colette's innovative method for not wasting cake as you build up your incline. Finally, Colette demystifies covering a tapered cake in fondant.

3. Classic Cake Stacking

3. Classic Cake Stacking

Now that you've carved and covered all three tiers, it's time to stack and add embossed detail. Learn where to place your dowels and how to custom fit each one for your crooked cake. Then, bring your vision to life as you emboss the stripes and details that will define your cake. Finally, Colette discusses how to hand paint your masterpiece.