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Little Pink Dress Cake

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Make detailed dress cakes achievable with inventive techniques. Learn to support, sculpt and decorate a sophisticated frock that will impress every guest.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Anne Heap
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to make a dress cake that can captivate a crowd alongside award-winning decorator Anne Heap. Start by building a sturdy and beautiful stand with easy-to-find materials and simple skills. Learn to sculpt cake layers into an elegant flared skirt. Then, carve rice cereal treats into the perfect bodice base, and confidently cover it in fondant. Bring your skirt to life with chic sugar ruffles and an overlay with dramatic draping. Easily create exquisite panels for your bodice and apply them for a lifelike look. Add details that mimic structured boning, skillful stitching lines and grommets you'll lace up with sugar ribbons. Finish your design with a beautiful bow and a string of striking sugar pearls — for a dazzling dress that party guests won't ever forget!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Structure & Sugar Details
Meet your instructor, renowned cake designer Anne Heap, as she introduces you to the breathtaking dress cakes you'll learn how to make over the course of the class. Kick off your first project by constructing a sturdy base using Anne's helpful tips, and prepare a variety of sugar details such as metal-inspired feet and finials, beautiful beads for the pearl necklace and dainty ruffles for the underskirt.
2. Sculpting the Dress
3. Adding Fondant to the Dress
4. Decorating the Skirt
5. Decorating the Bodice
6. Tying It Together
7. Finishing Touches

Taught by

Anne Heap
Anne Heap
After working in advertising, Anne decided to quit the corporate world and pursue pastry arts. Once she finished her studies at the French Culinary Institute, Anne apprenticed with Ron Ben-Israel Cakes in New York City. In 2005, she founded Pink Cake Box in Denville, New Jersey, which includes a retail location and a skilled staff of decorators. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and TV shows. Anne is also the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Dessert Professional's Top Ten Cake Artists of North America and was recognized by Bake Magazine in 2014 as one the most influential cake artists in America.

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