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Cakes That Wow!

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Make the most colorful and creative novelty cakes anyone has ever seen! Decorate three jaw-dropping designs with no mess, no stress and no sculpting.

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What You Get

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

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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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Rainbow Art Cake: Hand Modeling
4. Rainbow Art Cake: Splattering & Striping
5. Sundae Cake: Scoops & Cone
6. Sundae Cake: Coloring Scoops & Cone
7. Sundae Cake: Finishing

Taught by

Shawna McGreevy
Shawna McGreevy
Shawna McGreevy grew up loving art but never believed she could support herself as an artist. After Shawna became a mom, she decided to make birthday cakes for her kids, just for fun. As it turns out, "fun" was an understatement. Today, Shawna is channeling her inner artist once again as the owner of McGreevy Cakes. Shawna's amazing designs can be found in magazines including Cake Masters, Cake Central, Sweet!, American Cake Decorating and more.

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