Discover inspiring new decorating techniques as you create four modern designs with cake artist Allison Kelleher. Create captivating patterns of multicolored fondant triangles and learn to overpaint the pieces for an even more vibrant look. Achieve exquisitely soft tints with watercolor painting methods and arrange triangles into an amazing variety of patterns. Bring movement and cohesion to your designs as you blend beautiful colors seamlessly using a drip-motif painting technique. You'll even learn to piece patterns with an organic, collage-like look. Plus, use wafer paper to add texture to your work. Transform inspiration into contemporary cakes with gallery-worthy style.
Meet your instructor, cake decorator and artist Allison Kelleher, as she introduces you to the four art-inspired cakes you'll make in this class. Then, get started creating the fondant triangles that are the base of all of your mosaic cakes. Allison shares her technique for creating smooth cutouts that keep their shape.
Explore the artistic possibilities that open up to you as Allison demonstrates the benefits of painting your tiles with liquefied petal dust. Deepen colors and create new ones as you layer on color and texture. Then, learn how to apply your tiles to create this free-form mosaic pattern, where no choice is wrong and you can easily change your mind. Finally, learn how to disguise the seam when you reach the back of the cake as you create custom tiles that lend a polished finish.
Find inspiration in textiles, especially pieced quilts, as Allison shows you how to recreate quilting motifs in fondant triangles! Discover the limitless number of patterns and motifs you can create just from rearranging your tiles. Then, Allison shares her technique for adding a multilayered watercolor effect onto your pieces. Add a bit of gold leaf for texture and then get tips for assembling your design, whether it's as a single motif or a pattern that repeats around the entire cake.