Online Class

The Hand-Painted Cake

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Develop on-trend techniques as you learn to perfectly paint your custom cakes with boutique baker and designer Erin Schaefgen in this FREE mini-class!

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


The Hand-Painted Cake is a skill-building class suitable for seasoned pastry artists and cake decorating novices alike. You’ll glean insight on how to add dynamic designs to fondant as Erin guides you through the delicate process of painting confectionery canvases. Whether you want your cakes to channel the works of Michelangelo or Monet, you’ll learn to paint with the dimension and depth necessary for any style.

Erin will teach you freehand painting techniques, how to mix custom colors and her signature tracing transfer method, which will help you replicate your favorite two-dimensional images with ease.  

Satisfy the craving to customize your cakes by enrolling today in The Hand-Painted Cake!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!
Welcome to your free Craftsy mini-class!
2. Introduction
3. Inspiration & Design
4. Mixing Custom Colors
5. Tracing Transfer Method
6. Freehand Painting

Taught by

Erin Schaefgen
Erin Schaefgen
Owner of Three Little Blackbirds bakery in Portland, Oregon, Erin Schaefgen uses fondant as her canvas to prove that delicious cakes can also be works of edible art.

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