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with Kristen Erich
Online Class

Capture the Moment: Three Unforgettable Cakes

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Use ordinary tools and ingredients to decorate extraordinary cake designs with lessons from Bliss Pastry owner Kristen Erich. Start by creating a single-tier antique-inspired cake with embossed fondant embellishments, gilded accents, piped borders and gorgeous magnolia sugar flowers. Move on to making the perfect two-tiered little girl's birthday cake with an easy-to-paint ballerina plaque, lovely pulled roses, stunning fondant swags and drapes, an extraordinary crackle finish and more. Plus, create a beach-themed cake that combines delicate roses, tropical plumerias, sparkling sugar coral, breathtaking sea foam effects and edible sea glass! By the end of class, you'll have learned a collection of techniques you can use to achieve head-turning cakes without fancy materials or expensive tools.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h20m

Included in this Class

1. Antique Cake

1. Antique Cake

Get inspired by Kristen Erich, a passionate cake designer who will guide you through the creation of three unforgettable cakes. Start with learning how to emboss fondant on a one-tier cake and paint it with luster dust for an antique finish. Then Kristen shows how to pipe bead and rope borders.

2. Antique Cake: Magnolia

2. Antique Cake: Magnolia

Put the finishing touch on your antique cake: a beautiful gum paste magnolia. Kristen teaches you how to form different-sized petals and the textural flower center with realistic details. In addition, you'll learn how to assemble the magnolia, which provides the perfect topper.

3. Tiny Ballerina: Painting & Roses

3. Tiny Ballerina: Painting & Roses

Get started on the second cake by making a tiny ballerina plaque. Kristen demonstrates how to trace a picture onto fondant and paint it with shortening and petal dust for a beautiful translucent look. You'll also learn the pinch-pull-wrap method of making roses by hand for the plaque's border.