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Simple Techniques for Super Cakes

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Transform your favorite superheroes into amazing cakes that delight kids and adults alike!

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What You Get

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

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Learn how to make superhero cakes with expert guidance from popular Craftsy instructor and cake artist Mike McCarey. Discover the secrets to incorporating classic superhero characteristics into any cake design and find out how to portray your favorite characters with simple, achievable cut-outs. Up next, create realistic clouds that will help your cakes soar to success! Mike shows you how to wrap two-dimensional designs around a cake for a stunning three-dimensional look, with absolutely no carving! Then, learn how to bring a variety of superhero effects to life with your impressive new skills: shadow boxes, graphic comic book toppers, cityscapes and even hand-modeled capes. Plus, make a show-stopping, two-tier cake and learn Mike's tips for adding bold hand-modeled embellishments; no complicated armature required!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Superhero Cakes
Meet your instructor, famed cake artist Mike McCarey, who will share his secrets to making superhero cakes resembling any masked or caped crusader you can imagine. Discover the three characteristics that make superheroes unique and find out how to incorporate these characteristics into any cake.
2. The Engineer: Simple Cutouts
3. Weatherman: 3-D Clouds
4. Weatherman: Belt, Boom & Bolts
5. Laser Girl: Cityscape Backdrop
6. Laser Girl: Draped Cape & Modeled Laser Gun
7. The Engineer: Bottom Tier

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Taught by

Mike McCarey
Mike McCarey
Since 1995, Mike McCarey has focused on pastry at his bakery, Mike's Amazing Cakes, in Redmond, Washington. In between teaching cake architecture and sculpting around the country and appearing on The Food Network as competitor and judge, Mike works magic in cake. His clients have included Starbucks, Dustin Hoffman, Arnold Palmer and even the legendary Julia Child.

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