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!
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!
Stack your cakes up high and then use Mike's included template to carve the perfect oblong football. Carve along with Mike using templates, then freehand the finer details. Carve a bit too much? No worries; Mike will show you how to compensate when you apply your crumb coat.
Learn the secrets behind making a super-smooth crumb coat and why it's so important for this project. Then, shift your focus to fondant as you master covering your cake one half at a time.
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