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with Faye Cahill
Online Class

Layered Embellishments: 12 Stunning Techniques

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Combine simple yet elegant decorating techniques as you make three show-stopping designs with renowned cake decorator Faye Cahill. Start by creating embossed fondant designs shimmering with metallic luster dust. Use color washes, piped teardrops and breathtaking beaded effects for a luxurious look. Next, cover a tier in glamorous silver leaf and layer on captivating color. Achieve the look of intricate Moroccan embroidery with custom patterns and dazzling gold highlights. Then, carve a petal-shaped tier, and cover it in flawlessly smooth fondant. Add a rustic stenciled lattice pattern, distressed edible lace, luscious brush-embroidered detailing and much more. Plus, create inspired gum paste flowers featuring petals textured with lovely lace motifs. Easily create the sophisticated cakes clients are searching for.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h11m

Included in this Class

1. Starting the Vintage Beaded Cake

1. Starting the Vintage Beaded Cake

Meet your instructor, cake artist Faye Cahill, and preview the three sophisticated cakes you'll make in this class. Then, get started as you emboss fondant on your top tier, making it pop with a shimmering metallic finish. Finally, use a template to mark out an elegant beading pattern on the base.

2. Vintage Cake Details

2. Vintage Cake Details

Increase the drama as you add depth of color to your cake with a color wash, and learn how to work with silver leaf. Then, pipe teardrops and apply a variety of silver dragées and sprinkles for a beautiful hand-beaded effect that is sure to wow high-end clients and brides who are looking to match their cakes to their gowns.

3. Bold Embroidery Cake

3. Bold Embroidery Cake

Up the glamour factor as you learn how to cover an entire tier in silver leaf before painting a color wash over it to add another layer of dimension. Then, start building an amazing two-tier, Moroccan embroidery-inspired pattern as Faye offers advice for finding the perfect inspiration image and transferring it onto your cake.