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with Ileana Saldivia
Online Class

Make-Ahead Techniques for Stunning Cakes

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Work smarter, not harder! Award-winning wedding cake designer Ileana Saldivia shares her insider secrets for creating breathtaking cakes that don’t require hours of last-minute effort.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h59m

Included in this Class

1. Chocolate Panel Essentials

1. Chocolate Panel Essentials

Meet cake designer Ileana Saldivia and start learning how to create her modified rolled modeling chocolate recipe. Get tips on rolling and trimming chocolate panels, and find out the best way to store and preserve them.

2. Decorating Panels & Paneling

2. Decorating Panels & Paneling

Add texture, shimmer and marbling to your chocolate modeling panels by using edible lusters, glitter and sugar crystals. Ileana shows you how to efficiently wrap your cake in pre-cut panels for stunning results every time.

3. Make-Ahead Appliqué

3. Make-Ahead Appliqué

Discover the secrets of make-ahead appliqués! Ileana demonstrates how to shape, embellish and store these decorations until it's time to attach them to your cake.