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with Alexandria Pellegrino
Online Class

Simple Skills for Dramatic Designs

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h0m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Overview

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

2. Keyhole Cake: The Stamped Panel

Start on your first cake as you learn how to use a variety of stamps to create a captivating old-world design for your panel's background. Then, learn how to make a custom silicone mold out of any object as you add a dramatic keyhole frame to the middle of your cake.

3. Keyhole Cake: Frame & Embellishments

3. Keyhole Cake: Frame & Embellishments

Add a textured base trim using a simple ruler, and a decorative rococo-style frame using a single leaf mold. You won't believe the variations you can get from just one mold! Then, top your cake with two crossed keys and gild all of your embellishments with luscious gold paint.