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with Mike McCarey
Online Class

Simple Techniques for Super Cakes

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h45m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Superhero Cakes

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

2. The Engineer: Simple Cutouts

Learn how to successfully portray characters with something as simple as a two-dimensional cut-out element. Then, dive into your first cake as you add a logo and create a mask that will bring interest and dimension to any cake.

3. Weatherman: 3-D Clouds

3. Weatherman: 3-D Clouds

Apply a two-dimensional design to a panel that wraps around your cake to create a stunning 3-D effect. You'll learn simple tips and tricks for adding depth and dimension to your confections with petal dust. Plus, heighten the drama as you create a shadow box effect right on your cake!