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All-Star Cakes

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Make the game-winning play for any sports fan’s party! Learn the structure and decorating techniques you need to create amazing football and sports shoe cakes.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Mike McCarey
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Create unbelievable sports-themed cakes with master decorator Mike McCarey. Make an upright football cake using a gravity-defying structure. Learn to carve your football cake with confidence, cover it in leather-colored fondant, and add details like seams, airbrushed accents, stitching lines, laces and stripes for a game-ready look. Then, lace up an incredible sports shoe cake! Discover how to support suspended cake and carve the perfect shoe shape before you recreate all of the defining details: a textured fondant covering, a modeling chocolate sole, contrasting "leather" panels, stitching lines, laces and more. Give sports aficionados a winning celebration with unbelievable cakes that speak their language!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Master cake sculptor and artist Mike McCarey introduces you to the world of sculpted sports cakes as he previews the two cakes you'll make in this class. He also shows you how to build a cake stand strong enough to hold a giant football standing on end!
2. Sculpting the Football Cake
3. Covering the Football in Fondant
4. Final Details on the Football
5. Shoe Cake Support
6. Sculpting the Shoe Cake
7. Draping & Decorating
8. Leather & Laces
9. Finishing the Shoe Cake

Taught by

Mike McCarey
Mike McCarey
Since 1995, Mike McCarey has focused on pastry at his bakery, Mike's Amazing Cakes, in Redmond, Washington. In between teaching cake architecture and sculpting around the country and appearing on The Food Network as competitor and judge, Mike works magic in cake. His clients have included Starbucks, Dustin Hoffman, Arnold Palmer and even the legendary Julia Child.

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