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Industry Secrets for the Savvy Decorator

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Learn industry secrets and practical techniques that will set your cakes and your business apart from the rest! Small business owner Kara Andretta shows you how.

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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, Kara Andretta
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Deliver your clients an experience they'll never forget and results they'll rave about to their friends, with guidance from cake designer Kara Andretta. First, learn how to organize your workspace for a more productive decorating experience. Then, get tips for building a strong online presence at both a global and local level. Next, Kara shares cake hacks — clever solutions for your cakes — you'll wonder how you lived without, including how to build sturdy tiered confections and how to create impressive upside-down cakes! And, take your cakes from ordinary to show-stopping with Kara's wafer-paper techniques for delicate grasses, vibrant poppies and even a wallet-friendly wafer-paper bouquet. Finally, discover how to finish, box and deliver your cakes in a timely, organized fashion. Plus, find out what to keep in your emergency kit so on-the-go mishaps never trip you up!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Set Up
Meet cake decorator Kara Andretta, your guide to discovering industry tips and techniques crucial to a thriving, successful business. Before you start baking, learn how to effectively organize your workspace. Then find out how to build -- and maintain -- your online presence to best reach a global audience, as well as your local community.
2. Doweling & Stacking 101
3. Easy Supports for Super-Impressive Cakes
4. Wafer-Paper Wraps
5. Cost-Effective Embellishments
6. Cake Storage & Delivery
7. Fix It!

Taught by

Kara Andretta
Kara Andretta
Kara Andretta is an international cake and sugar art instructor and designer specializing in gravity-defying and novelty cakes. Her career started in arts education, before she discovered her passion for baking and made the switch to culinary school. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and earned a B.A. in culinary business management. Today, she owns Kara's Couture Cakes, a cake-decorating business where she is able to put her art, education and culinary backgrounds to use creating bespoke cakes for any occasion.

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