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Cakes in Vivid Color

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Discover decorating bliss as you create your most colorful, beautiful cakes. Learn simple fondant techniques for eye-catching textures, patterns and toppers.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Violet Lin Tran
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Decorate four creative cake designs with easy-to-replicate techniques you can mix and match to your heart's content. With cake decorator Violet Lin Tran as your guide, you'll start with tips for choosing color combinations and coloring fondant to create gorgeous hues sure to make your decorating sing. Once you've covered color, you'll learn to use basic cutters to create sophisticated tiled designs. Borrow inspiration from paper crafts as you use quilling techniques to create a plaque and topper brimming with visual interest and dimension. Then, work with impressive onlay patterns that are surprisingly simple to apply. Ready to create breathtaking borders and toppers? Bring them to life using molds and luster dust. Plus, you'll learn to create unforgettable textures and more using Violet's signature two-toned petals.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Color Tips & Composition
Meet cake designer Violet Lin Tran, then get started learning about color composition and creating a palette for your designs. Violet shares how to trust your own vision and do what works for you! Plus, get valuable tips on achieving true colors.
2. Tiling
3. Quilling
4. Creative Use of Onlays
5. Mold Play
6. Two-Toned Petals

Taught by

Violet Lin Tran
Violet Lin Tran
After the birth of her first child, Violet Lin Tran discovered baking as a way to create memories. When she eventually made a cake for her husband's birthday, she realized decorating was her calling. Since then, she's honed her craft by learning from other decorators and practicing as much as possible. Today, Violet has been honored as one of Satin Ice's Artists of Excellence, and her cake designs can be found in magazines such as Edible Artists Network, Party Cakes UK, Sweet, Cake Masters and more.

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