Pair modeling chocolate underlay and overlay panels with pattern-transfer methods and cutting techniques to create marvelous color-reveal designs. Join cake pro Rachael Teufel and learn to create basic color reveals through an eye-catching aquatic-themed design. Build confidence using elaborate underlays with quadrants featuring different colors and overlays etched with custom patterns. Reveal designs with gorgeous color gradation spanning multiple tiers as you make Rachael's ombré blossom cake. Achieve sophisticated three-color reveal cakes with a simple method. Easily create complex-looking effects using striped, multicolor underlays and two-tone overlays for an elaborate birthday cake. Plus, see how to make custom color-reveal templates for personalized designs. Build your repertoire with these new cake decorating techniques!
Meet instructor Rachael Teufel, a nationally recognized decorator who has been creating modern, innovative cakes for the past 14 years. Rachael previews the new skills you'll learn over the course of the class, then shares her tips for finding inspiration to turn any image into a variety of creative color-reveal templates. You'll learn simple, money-saving techniques for resizing templates to fit any size cake.
Learn how to create an elaborate three-tiered goldfish cake. Rachael explains how to create the striking goldfish design on the middle tier of your cake, and demonstrates her technique for prepping and precisely applying the colorful base layer. Next, Rachael shares helpful tips and tricks for tracing a template onto modeling chocolate. See the steps involved in making full and partial cuts on the overlay panel. Finally, Rachael demonstrates the best method for placing the overlay onto the base layer and revealing the color below.
Continue working on the top and bottom tiers of the goldfish cake. Learn the best methods for creating texture and color variation in your underlays. Then, Rachael shows you how to add striking 3-D effects to the overlays. Discover Rachael's time-tested techniques for making creative patterns using freehand cuts and placing an overlay onto a stacked cake tier.