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with James Rosselle
Online Class

The Ultimate Cake-Baking Toolbox

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Meet any cake request with a heavenly dessert sure to be a sweet success! Join renowned pastry chef James Rosselle as he teaches you how to select and create the best cakes for fondant and other decorating mediums. Get your mixer spinning as James takes you step by step through recipes for a classic butter cake, a rich chocolate cake, a luscious red velvet cake, a scrumptious carrot cake and a light-as-air chiffon cake. With these tasty cakes bases in your toolkit, you'll learn to make both an American buttercream that's perfect for piping and a sumptuously smooth Swiss meringue buttercream. Move on to creating decadent chocolate ganache and refreshing lemon curd fillings sure to tempt any set of tastebuds. Along the way, you'll get tips for custom cake flavors, super smooth crumb coats and more.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 1h56m

Included in this Class

1. Rich Butter Cakes

1. Rich Butter Cakes

Meet award-winning cake decorator James Rosselle, your guide to creating expertly baked cakes and fillings sure to complement all of your cake designs. Then get started making a classic butter cake, perfect for sculpted or tiered designs. Along the way, you'll learn the proper technique for creaming butter and discover quick flavoring tips that will please any palate.

2. Oil-Based Cakes

2. Oil-Based Cakes

Master your technique baking moist oil-based cakes! James reveals his process for creating a decadent chocolate cake and a luscious red velvet cake that will wow any crowd. In addition, find out James' secret ingredient for preparing a mouthwatering carrot cake flavored with raisins, chopped pecans and coconut.

3. Light Chiffon Cake

3. Light Chiffon Cake

Learn how to whip up a light and airy chiffon cake for elegant events or any single-tier design. As James guides you through each step, you'll see how to correctly prepare the batter and expertly fold in a fluffy French meringue. Plus, James shares simple tips for creating delightful flavor variations.