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Dramatic Cake Design: Luscious Lace

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Create three designs as alluring and chic as any cake from the most stylish boutique! Learn to make breathtaking sugar lace and so much more.

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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, Sonja McLean
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Combine tempting textures, fascinating focal points and rich colors for cake designs that are sure to steal the spotlight. Alongside cake designer Sonja McLean, you'll start class with step-by-step guidance on how to make cake lace embellishments that are sure to be show-stoppers. After you've mastered this dramatic embellishment, you'll create a flirty cake featuring elegant fondant pleats, glamorous lace, pearlized sashing and two types of fascinating rosettes. Then learn to make a swanky design with dazzling damask patterning, weathered details, delicate lace accents and more. Plus take your decorating to new heights with an over-the-top cake featuring stunning stenciled patterning, trimmed lace accents, dazzling dragées and the most alluring bows you've ever seen.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Flexible Lace
Meet your instructor, Sonja McLean, as she introduces you to flexible lace decorations for a professional-looking cake! First, you'll bake sugar laces and learn the technique behind molding it. Don't forget the second coating! Then Sonja helps you unmold the lace from the mat so it doesn't break.
2. Flirty Rosette Cake: Draping & Banding
3. Flirty Rosette Cake: The Rosettes
4. Swanky Damask Cake: Painting
5. Swanky Damask Cake: Lace & Bow
6. Sophisticated Bow Cake: Painting & Lace
7. Sophisticated Bow Cake: Show-Stopping Bow

Taught by

Sonja McLean
Sonja McLean
Sonja McLean started decorating for her children's birthdays and quickly fell in love with seeing the delight that her cakes could create. Just like that, Sonja realized designing cakes was for her, and Sweet and Swanky Cakes was born. Though her cakes have now been featured in magazines like Cake Central and Cake Geek, Sonja's still decorating just because she loves creating cakes that bring people joy.

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