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The Perfect Birthday Cake

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Become the go-to decorator for beloved birthday cakes. Easily create the most adorable designs around with simple techniques and customizable templates.

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  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Create easy birthday cakes for kids that are sure to become the talk of the party — and the town! Join cake decorator Corrie Rasmussen and use basic tools and techniques to create birthday cakes with a big-time wow factor. Start class by learning to mix beautiful buttercream colors and frost your cakes for a super-smooth finish. You'll also get tips for dreaming up cute cake ideas and laying them out for the biggest visual impact. Then, bring your designs to life using customizable templates, perfectly spaced lettering and fun fondant layering techniques. Whether you're recreating a favorite animal, a rocket ship or making a decoration that looks just like the birthday boy or girl — fondant layering makes it a breeze! Plus, find out how to finish your cakes with eye-catching backgrounds and classic piped borders.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Design Work: Sizing & Spacing
Meet cake decorator Corrie Rasmussen and get a sneak peek at the three whimsical birthday cakes you'll make in class. Then, learn where to look for creative inspiration in everyday life -- and how to translate it into charming cake designs. Plus, get tips on designing your own cakes to achieve maximum impact.
2. Buttercream Techniques
3. Frosting & Smoothing
4. Templates, Lettering & Blocking
5. Layering Focal Points
6. Lettering & Filling Empty Space
7. Border Piping & Troubleshooting

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Taught by

Corrie Rasmussen
Corrie Rasmussen
Corrie Rasmussen started decorating cakes at age 18 while working as a commercial cake decorator in Colorado. She did that for more than 12 years, most weeks producing more than 70 cakes. Today, Corrie lives in Douglas, Wyoming, where she makes and sells custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Corrie's cake have been featured or mentioned in many cake decorating blogs over the past four years, including Cake Fu, Cake Geek, Trilogy Edibles and more. She also contributed a section on buttercream tips to Artisan Cake Company's book Visual Guide to Cake Decorating.

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