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My Best Cake Yet! Essential Decorating Techniques

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Get started decorating! From smoothing ganache to creating sharp edges on fondant and more, these simple techniques are sure to set your cakes apart.

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What You Get

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

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Elevate your decorating skills as you learn how to make a flower pot cake with guidance from bakery owner and social media maven Lesley Wright! First, discover Lesley's secrets to the perfect ganache. Then, efficiently level and tort your cakes and master simple carving techniques for fun shapes. Up next, dam your cakes with solid ganache — great for sealing in delicious fillings — and expertly level and stack your cake. Moving on, Lesley shows you how to give every cake a satin-smooth finish. She even shares tips on giving your fondant the natural-looking color you love and the super-straight edges you dream about! Finally, cover your double-barrel cake with fondant and add realistic details for customized designs. Plus, find out how to finish your cake with dainty fondant flowers and leaves before adding highlights and shadows for a realistic effect.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Ganache
Meet Lesley Wright, your guide to making your best cake yet! Get started by learning to master ganache. Learn the ratio for a perfect ganache consistency and troubleshoot common problems. Then, learn to make colorful variations for endless cake designs.
2. Torting & Carving
3. Filling, Damming & Stacking
4. Applying a Flawless Ganache Coat
5. Covering With Fondant
6. Details
7. Finishing

Taught by

Lesley  Wright
Lesley Wright
Lesley Wright is a cake decorator, bakery owner and renowned social media maven. She runs the Royal Bakery in San Jose, California, where she specializes in making elegant, whimsical treats, and she loves helping decorators create beautiful cakes through her popular Facebook page.

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