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The Ultimate Cake-Baking Toolbox

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Create everyone's favorite cakes with the confidence of a pastry chef! Learn to make classic cakes, fillings and frostings to suit any design and any party.

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What You Get

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

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
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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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Light Chiffon Cake
4. Classic American-Style Buttercream
5. Swiss Meringue Buttercream
6. Creamy & Stable Fillings
7. Using Your Toolbox

Taught by

James Rosselle
James Rosselle
James is a Food Network Challenge champion and the owner of Elle Cakes in Los Angeles. He has been named one of the top 10 cake artists by Dessert Professional. A veteran of the kitchens of renowned sugar artists Ron Ben-Israel, Gale Gand and Ewald Notter, James has crafted a career in cakes inspired by fashion, art and nature.

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