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Get Started Decorating: Quick Birthday Cake Ideas

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Discover birthday cake designs so easy, they’re like a wish come true.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a supply list
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Elizabeth LaBau

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Light the candles and ... turn those lights back on! These easy cake designs are made to be seen. Join candy expert, author and your own personal "Sugar Hero" Elizabeth LaBau as she reveals easy-to-make birthday cake designs using sprinkles, chocolate, store-bought candy and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Frosting Basics & Sprinkle Designs
Dive right into birthday cake bliss by learning to properly level, fill and frost a cake, creating the perfect canvas for decoration. Next discover how to create colorful cakes and patterns using sprinkles and make a fun Ice Cream Sundae Cake, complete with buttercream scoops and drizzled toppings.
2. Candy Cakes
3. Fruit Leather & Fondant Accents
4. Chocolate Brushstrokes & Feathers
5. Chocolate Drips & Unicorn Bark
6. Metallic Embellishments

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Taught by

Elizabeth LaBau
Elizabeth LaBau
Elizabeth LaBau is the author of the blog SugarHero and served as's candy expert for nearly 10 years, breaking down complex recipes, writing her own recipes and creating photo-tutorials for her readers. Now she shares her passion for sugar on her blog and in her candy cookbook, The Sweet Book of Candy Making.

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