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Make-Ahead Techniques for Stunning Cakes

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a supply list and recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Ileana Saldivia

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Make-Ahead Appliqué
4. Make-Ahead Fondant Frills
5. Forgiving Florals: The Statement Rose
6. Coloring Flowers & Easy Foliage

Taught by

Ileana Saldivia
Ileana Saldivia
Since opening in 2010, Ileana Saldivia's Sugar Realm bakery has become one of Cincinnati's top wedding cake boutiques. Ileana's cakes are renowned for their unique custom flavors and designs, innovative architectural compositions and attention to detail, and are regularly featured in major bridal, lifestyle and cake decorating magazines. In 2014, she won her first culinary competition in the design category. And in 2015, Cincinnati Magazine awarded Sugar Realm "Best of the City, Upscale Wedding Cakes."

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