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with Sonja McLean
Online Class

Dramatic Cake Design: Luscious Lace

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h43m

Included in this Class

1. Flexible Lace

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

2. Flirty Rosette Cake: Draping & Banding

Create your fabric-inspired fondant with Sonja's help! First you will drape and pleat fondant for a dress-like effect and embellish cake tiers with black lace. You'll also learn how to pearlize the banding to create pretty movement and flow throughout! Finally, add tulle-like details to your dainty cake.

3. Flirty Rosette Cake: The Rosettes

3. Flirty Rosette Cake: The Rosettes

Finish your rosette cake! Get your petals cut and your piping gel ready to create two special rosettes. Sonja shares her unique trick for attaching the rosettes to the cake and helps you create a flower that looks like fabric. Be sure to utilize the lace you made in Lesson 1 for a flirty effect!