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Modern Piping

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With nothing fancier than a pastry bag and a set of piping tips, you can achieve elegant details, accented with cake jewelry.

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What You Get

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

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Atlanta cake artist and 15-time Food Network challenger Joshua John Russell single-handedly brought piped cake decorations back into style. In Modern Piping, Joshua shows you his signature techniques for perfectly piped designs, from ornate monograms to gilded accents. You’ll learn how to make royal icing and pipe sophisticated designs for wedding cakes or any occasion cake that calls for elegance and panache. Building skills one step at a time with style and humor, Joshua will help you boost your confidence and help you become a cake piping pro.

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What You'll Learn

* Which piping bags and piping tips will work for you

* Joshua’s royal icing recipe made specifically for piping work

* How to stabilize yourself and fluidly pipe icing

* How to transfer line drawings to cake with parchment paper and straight pins

* How to tint, mold and sculpt gum paste

* How to achieve a damask look with stencils

* Beautiful painted and gilded accents

What You'll Make

* Monograms and filigrees

* Stenciled cake piping designs

* Cake jewelry from tinted gum paste

* Easy and inexpensive paper accents, table decor and favors

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Joshua John Russell, one of America's hottest young cake artists.
2. Tools
3. Making Royal Icing
4. The Filigree & Monogram Cake
5. Freehand Faberge Cake
6. Damask Inspired Cake
7. Cake Accessories
8. Metallic Piping & Painting
9. Cake Environment

Taught by

Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell is an Atlanta cake artist and popular instructor. He's also the star of the YouTube series "Man About Cake." He learned baking and pastry arts at Johnson & Wales University, but his elegant and detailed cake designs are all his own. A finalist in "Last Cake Standing," he has appeared on the "Food Network Challenge" 15 times, showing the world cake artistry that is by turns ornate, over-the-top and seriously cool.

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