Decorate inspired cakes as you learn celebrated designer Maggie Austin's signature techniques for multidimensional sugar work. Create a Stained Glass cake with tips for mimicking the colors and opacity of this beautiful art form before you build a climbing sugar arrangement of forget-me-nots that seems to grow from this vibrant background. Use molds and fondant to build the sculptural Bas-Relief cake with intricate, elegant depth. Then, bring a touch of flair to your bas-relief with two-part cameo molds, as well as dry- and wet-painting techniques. Elevate your sugar flower skills and your bas-relief even further as you make Maggie's signature fantasy peony with its extraordinary interplay of shadows and highlights. Indulge your clients in designs with multiple dimensions of fascinating depth.
Meet your instructor, cake artist Maggie Austin, as she previews the two gorgeous cakes you'll create in this class. Then get started on the Stained Glass cake as you learn how to mix and apply your paint for the base of your stained-glass effect. Finally, define your panes using an edible ink marker and a free-form geometric pattern.
Expand your painting toolkit as you add panes of forget-me-nots, stems and leaves on the top tier of your cake. Learn to paint images right on the cake and then fill in the stained-glass detail. Then, see how to create an entirely different style of cake as you paint along with Maggie to create a bold botanical print using the same techniques!
Add even more dimension and movement to your cake as Maggie takes you step by step through making the fantasy forget-me-nots that will climb up and around your cake. Gather invaluable tips for creating any sugar flower as Maggie demonstrates the proper technique for creating tissue-thin petals, botanically realistic leaves and delicate painted details.