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.
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.
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