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with Kaysie Lackey
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Sculpting Magic

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Make any celebration feel like magic as you create an unforgettable unicorn design with a custom cake structure! Learn how, alongside world-renowned cake artist Kaysie Lackey. Start by learning to create an armature that can support cakes designed for any four-legged creature. Next, learn Kaysie's simple and methodical techniques for carving and sculpting your own amazing unicorn cake. Use a "magic mix" of fondant and modeling chocolate to easily and seamlessly cover every curve and angle of your cake. Then, give your design personality with sweet facial features, a sparkling unicorn horn, and a vibrant mane and tail. Finish your unicorn with airbrushed color, dappled details and vibrant coconut "grass"!


  • advanced
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h58m

Included in this Class

1. Building the Armature

1. Building the Armature

Meet your instructor, cake designer Kaysie Lackey, as you dive into the fundamental steps to start your four-legged creation. Kaysie shows you how to make a base out of plywood and fondant, and shares step-by-step instructions for creating an armature out of pipes, flanges and connecting pieces.

2. Stacking & Carving

2. Stacking & Carving

Kaysie shares tips for stacking and filling the cake with buttercream before sliding it onto the custom-carved foam core support and armature. Next, she shows you how to add dowels for extra support and carve the cake with the professional skill of a sculptor!

3. Finishing the Figure

3. Finishing the Figure

Take a final pass at the carving of the unicorn's torso, patching it with cake scraps and covering the body in a ganache crumb coat. Next, Kaysie shows you how to shape the head, neck and leg pieces using a combination of styrofoam shapes and white modeling chocolate.