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with Jenny McCoy
Online Class

Startup Library: Cake Decorating

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Ready to sweeten up your skills? Explore the sugar art of cake decorating with Jenny McCoy as your expert guide. In this comprehensive beginner’s class, you’ll learn how to bake and construct a variety of one-tiered frosted cakes with professional-quality results. Along the way, discover essential tools, materials and techniques, including fondant and buttercream, sugar flowers, piping, hand modeling and much more.


  • beginner
  • 13 episodes
  • 5h3m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Cake Decorating

1. Introduction to Cake Decorating

Ground yourself in the fundamentals of cake decorating as Jenny discusses the elements that make up a decorated cake. Discover a few basic tools, plus the timeline for making your first cake!

2. How to Bake a Cake

2. How to Bake a Cake

Get right into action by learning to make a yellow butter-based cake. Find out how to prepare the pans, mix the batter, and bake it to a beautiful golden brown. You can use the same recipe to make a chocolate version, too!

3. Making Swiss Meringue Buttercream

3. Making Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Jenny shows you how to make her favorite decorating frosting: Swiss meringue buttercream. It's a step up from the traditional one-bowl, powdered sugar-and-butter variation.

Recommended with this class

  • Jenny suggests you watch the first lesson on materials before investing in supplies
  • Fondant