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with Mike McCarey
Online Class

Advanced Cake Sculpting: Bobbleheads

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With wit and wisdom, Mike will teach you how to sculpt your cake and decorate it with lifelike features made out of fondant and modeling chocolate, using reference photos of your subject. The oversized head offers the advantages of easier carving, lots of cake to serve, and best of all, a light-hearted and humorous way to celebrate your subject. This cake-decorating class also includes some serious cake-stand construction. You’ll learn how to build a sturdy and customized support structure before stacking layers of delicious cake reinforced with buttercream — recipes included!


  • advanced
  • 10 episodes
  • 4h52m

Included in this Class

1. Meet Mike McCarey

1. Meet Mike McCarey

Meet your instructor, cake artist Mike McCarey, owner of Mike's Amazing Cakes, and learn about this advanced class.

2. References & Patterns

2. References & Patterns

Mike walks you through the process of creating a bobblehead pattern. He'll also explain the importance of keeping references nearby as your sculpt.

3. Building the Structure

3. Building the Structure

Learn to create a stable base and supports for the vertical and horizontal elements of your cake. Mike also discusses food safety and the wobble -- or lack thereof -- in your bobble.