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with Shawna McGreevy
Online Class

Cakes That Wow!

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Learn how to make novelty cakes that are pure fun with cake decorator Shawna McGreevy. First, you'll create a candy-themed cake decorated with stunning sugar pearl designs, wafer-paper "tissue" and a variety of enticing modeling chocolate treats: gumdrops, lollipops and candy button strips. Move on to making an art-themed cake featuring a gum paste paintbrush, paint tube and palette, along with a vibrant modeling chocolate painted stripe and a gorgeous speckled background that ties it all together. Ready for an ice cream-themed cake that's sure to be a sweet show-stopper? Create this too-cool design with scoops of ice cream made from cake and buttercream, a modeling chocolate waffle cone wrap, piped "whipped cream," hot fudge and a hand-modeled cherry on top! Plus, you'll learn Shawna's tips for creating realistic airbrushed effects.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h51m

Included in this Class

1. Candy Bin Cake: Paneling & Paper

1. Candy Bin Cake: Paneling & Paper

Meet Shawna McGreevy, your guide to making fun, whimsical cakes that will wow partygoers! In this first lesson, Shawna introduces you to your first design: the candy bin. Plus, learn her secret tip for making a round cake square -- without sculpting.

2. Candy Bin Cake: Modeling & Building

2. Candy Bin Cake: Modeling & Building

Grab your modeling chocolate, because it's time to start creating some sweet decorative elements. Shawna demonstrates how to make delicious candy treats, then shares tips on how to add an extra tier for twice the cake, without twice the effort.

3. Rainbow Art Cake: Hand Modeling

3. Rainbow Art Cake: Hand Modeling

Step up your modeling game as Shawna walks you through the first few building blocks for your second design: the rainbow art cake. Incorporate two new materials -- gum paste and royal icing -- as you create realistic, art-inspired accessories for your cake, including a paintbrush and a painter's palette.