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with Jennifer Shea
Online Class

The Custom Cupcake

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Build your own dazzling designer cupcakes with online video lessons from Trophy Cupcakes owner Jennifer Shea. Start by using great cupcake recipes to create a variety of cake bases, and make them more memorable with sweet-and-salty crusts, candy mix-ins and fun surprises. Next, get step-by-step guidance for creating traditional Swiss meringue buttercream and stabilized whipped cream frostings. Move on to making luscious chocolate ganache, dreamy dulce de leche and rich German chocolate fillings. Then, turn your cupcakes into eye-candy with marvelous multicolored swirls, gorgeous piped flowers, chocolate toppers in any shape, edible crystallized flowers and more. Plus, learn Jennifer's tips for finding flavor inspiration and creating one-of-a-kind cupcakes.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h14m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Oil-Based Cupcakes

1. Introduction & Oil-Based Cupcakes

Meet Jennifer Shea, author, business owner and expert baker who can show you how to make the cupcakes of your dreams. First, Jennifer explains why you need to add an oil-based cupcake to your repertoire and then takes you through the steps to make perfect chocolate and red velvet cupcakes.

2. Creative Additions

2. Creative Additions

Surprise your guests with innovative and delicious additions to your cupcake bases. Jennifer walks you through some quick and easy variations, whether you want to add a sweet-and-salty crust, candy mix-in or even a surprising heart shape baked right inside your cupcake!

3. Flavorful Frostings

3. Flavorful Frostings

Cupcake creativity doesn't need to be limited to what goes inside. Jennifer shows you how a little outside-the-box thinking can go a long way as she introduces a number of flavorful frostings. Start with a traditional Swiss meringue buttercream and stabilized whipped cream, then raid your pantry for delicious flavor alternatives.