The beautiful world of crafts offers an endless source of decorating inspiration; unlock it with cake designer Zoë Clark. Mimic the look and feel of four different crewel work stitches as you create vibrant flowers. Achieve all the texture of cross-stitch on cake and cookie designs, even if they need to be finished fast! Bring the classic, comforting appeal of quilted patchwork to your cakes. Use edible icing sheets to create mixed-media flowers, pinwheels, basket weave cake wraps and more. Work with rice paper as you make blossoms with custom coloring, quilled roses, trellises and fringe grass. Tailor the colorways, themes and complexity of your designs for custom cakes that will be a handmade hit at any event.
Meet your instructor, cake designer Zoë Clark, as she previews the craft-inspired techniques you'll learn in this class. Then get started with a beautiful crewel work cake as Zoë walks you through how to transfer your floral pattern, then teaches you four versatile embroidery stitches.
Discover multiple methods for re-creating cross-stitch on a cake! Zoë begins by embossing a grid texture, then piping intricate crossed threads into each space for a stunning overall effect. Then learn two alternative techniques: a simplified painted approach and a more intricate piped grid.
Create an adorable patchwork cake with Zoë's quilting-inspired decorating techniques. Learn to use a template to speed up the cutting process. Emboss your fondant for fun fabric effects. Add realistic sewn details with a stitching wheel or piped threads. Then finish it off with a scalloped ribbon trim -- perfect for any occasion!
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