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Layered Embellishments: 12 Stunning Techniques

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Layer breathtaking looks to make incredibly refined cakes simple. Learn techniques for cutters, stencils, molds, metallics, antiquing and more!

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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, Faye Cahill
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Product Details

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Bold Embroidery Cake
4. Embroidery Details
5. Dreamy Appliqué Cake
6. Layering Details
7. Peony Rose

Taught by

Faye Cahill
Faye Cahill
Faye Cahill has been a professional cake decorator for more than 20 years. Her company, Faye Cahill Cake Design, is based in Sydney, Australia. Faye's design aesthetic pairs tailored, refined looks with fine detailing and stylized flowers. Her work has been featured in trade magazines such as Cake Masters and online trend-spotting blogs like CakeGeek, as well as in wedding blogs and publications, including, Style Me Pretty and Modern Wedding. Faye also has a passion for teaching her techniques in both local and international workshops, as well as on Craftsy.

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