Learn techniques for clean, consistent, elegant celebration cakes. Professional cake decorator Helen Mansey starts by revealing the importance of using ganache under fondant for a beautiful finish and sharp edges. And, discover how to expertly troubleshoot broken ganache. Then, learn the key to creating a perfect ganache shell and find out how to apply fondant smoothly to get razor-sharp edges. You won't believe how professional your cakes will look! Next up, find out how to transfer any design onto your cake using an embosser. And, experiment with pressure piping and over-piping techniques to create custom messages on your cakes for meaningful results. Finally, learn how to create and attach delicate lace pieces to any cake, and make an elegant topper using pastillage.
Begin by learning the importance of using ganache under fondant for a flawless finish and super-sharp edges. Then, find out how to keep chocolate within temper when melting, for ganache that consistently sets up smooth and firm. Plus, get troubleshooting tips for saving your ganache if it becomes separated.
Discover how to trim your cakes, the key to creating a perfect shell of ganache. Then, Helen demonstrates how to stack and fill your cake with buttercream without affecting the integrity of the ganache. And, find out how to apply a perfectly smooth foundation layer of ganache in preparation for a beautiful layer of fondant.
Get expert tips for preparing your ganache-covered cake for fondant. Then, Helen demonstrates how to apply fondant smoothly, to avoid tearing or pleating. And, learn how to achieve a professional finish and sharp edges using Helen's specially designed flexi-smoothers.
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