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Simple Skills for Dramatic Designs

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Achieve your most elegant cake designs with ease. Create three works of breathtaking beauty as you learn inspired yet inviting techniques.

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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 Alexandria Pellegrino
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Infuse your decorating with timeless charm and alluring intricacy alongside renowned cake artist Alexandria Pellegrino. Create an exquisite Keyhole cake featuring ornate yet simple stamped designs, glamorous trim, a framed keyhole motif, key-themed toppers and edible 24k gold accents. Make the captivating Forest cake with step-by-step instructions for painting a deceptively easy romantic landscape, creating an exquisite frame and intricate-looking roses, modeling a fleur-de-lis and adding antiqued silver complements. Then, unlock the grandeur of the Toile cake with stenciling, lovely freehand detailing, rich washes, gorgeous gilding, an opulent finial topper and more. Learn to make these lavish looks as achievable as they are desirable!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Overview
Meet your instructor, cake artist Alexandria Pellegrino, and discover the amazing techniques you'll learn in this class, from stamping on cakes to hand-painting pastoral scenes and building beautiful, rococo-style frames. Then, Alexandria offers a surprisingly easy technique for cutting the base panels out of gum paste.
2. Keyhole Cake: The Stamped Panel
3. Keyhole Cake: Frame & Embellishments
4. Forest Cake: The Panel
5. Forest Cake: Frame & Embellishments
6. Toile Cake: The Panel
7. Toile Cake: Frame & Embellishments

Taught by

Alexandria Pellegrino
Alexandria Pellegrino
Alexandria was immersed in art from a young age, and she went on to receive her formal training at Ontario College of Art and Design. After graduating, she studied fine art in Italy, where her eyes were opened to the beauty of food. When she returned to Canada, Alexandria enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu's patisserie program and discovered her greatest passion — the world of beautiful cakes. Alexandria founded Cake Opera Co. in 2007. Since then, her work has received praise from across the globe. Alexandria was also the leading judge on Slice Network's Cakewalk, as well as being the winner of two Food Network Challenge gold medals.

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