with Chrissie Boon
Online Class

Building Your Business: Decorate for Success

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Overview

Boost your decorating skills and business prowess alongside cake designer Chrissie Boon! Kick things off by learning to carve simple yet gorgeous box and gift bag cakes with embellishments you can tailor to your client's budget. Move on to creating a toy box cake that's easy to upgrade with customized cake boards, hand-modeled teddy bears and other fun items. Need a design with some feminine flair? Learn simple techniques for beautiful cakes with hand-painted flowers and 3-D blossoms that really up the wow factor. You'll even find out how to make cakes for handymen and women! Create wood- and metal-inspired textures along with fondant hand tools that increase the value of your work. Plus, you'll also get tips for how to price cakes, improve your sales skills and work within a client's budget.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h25m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Box Cake
18m

1. Introduction & Box Cake

Are you looking to build your cake decorating business? Designer Chrissie Boon shows you how to match your clients' budgets using three base cakes: a standard two-tier cake, a box cake with lid and a sculpted gift bag cake. Then, learn valuable techniques for stacking and covering your box cake.

2. Sculpted Gift Bag Cake
24m

2. Sculpted Gift Bag Cake

Chrissie's gift bag cake is perfect for clients looking for that wow factor. Learn how to give your cake stability and carefully carve and cover the shape. Then, learn how to make handles and other embellishments that will increase the value and price of all of your cakes!

3. Children's Designs: Boards, Blankets & Toy Box
28m

3. Children's Designs: Boards, Blankets & Toy Box

Every amazing cake you sell should be presented on an equally amazing cake board. Chrissie shows you how to dress up and customize your cake boards to meet your clients' needs. Plus, learn more about children's cake designs, starting with a toy box cake.

1. Introduction & Box Cake
18m

1. Introduction & Box Cake

2. Sculpted Gift Bag Cake
24m

2. Sculpted Gift Bag Cake

3. Children's Designs: Boards, Blankets & Toy Box
28m

3. Children's Designs: Boards, Blankets & Toy Box

5. Women's Designs
19m

5. Women's Designs

6. Men's Designs
21m

6. Men's Designs

7. Pricing It Out
15m

7. Pricing It Out