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The Modern Monogram

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Easily achieve designer monograms and lettering. Create messages that complement contemporary cakes and catch the eye of trend-spotting clients.

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What You Get

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

How it works

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Learn seven inspired cake topper techniques with countless variations alongside cake designer Liz Shim. Start by creating plaques with striking contrast or eye-catching cut-out letters. Achieve a brilliant look by making textured toppers that shine with metallics or a color-block look. Transform images into custom silhouettes for breathtaking toppers. Create darling gum paste bunting for messages with festive flair. Stake an inspired, individualized claim with fun flags or one-of-a-kind banners. Apply vibrant watercolor techniques for monograms with floral, ombré and negative space accents. Plus, discover how to make monogram toppers with a totally hip chalkboard treatment. Add modern magic to your cakes with supremely stylish custom messages.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
In this brief introduction, meet instructor Liz Shim, the owner and head designer of Eat Cake Be Merry. Liz previews the wide variety of modern designs you'll create in each lesson and discusses the specific materials you'll need to complete the class.
2. Plaques & Cut-Out Letters
3. Modern Metallics
4. Silhouettes
5. Gum Paste Bunting
6. Wafer-Paper Flags & Bunting
7. Watercolors
8. Chalkboard Effect

Taught by

Liz Shim
Liz Shim
Liz Shim discovered her love of edible art as a teenager and went on to graduate from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu program at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Today, Liz is the owner and head designer of Eat Cake Be Merry, a cake studio serving the New York City area. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Brides, The Knot, People and Martha Stewart Weddings. Liz's cakes also have been named America's Most Beautiful Cakes by Brides magazine on multiple occasions, and she's been named one of Martha Stewart Weddings' Top Pastry Pros in America.

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