with Valerie Pradhan
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The Wilton Method®: Stunning Small Cakes

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Join Wilton cake decorator Valerie Pradhan and learn techniques that combine dimension, color and texture into four small, standout designs. Decorate the Flower Overlay Cake where vibrant sugar flowers enhanced with brush embroidery pop against a dark background. Make the Fantasy Flower Cake with a cascade of carnations, quilled and ruffled flowers and ribbon roses. Tackle the Mosaic Cake to create a pattern of geometric tiles layered with shades of blue, green and purple and top it all off with an on-trend succulent. Finally, paint the bold Metallic Striped Cake and finish it with a peony-inspired flower. Gain all the skills you need to ensure your small cakes measure up!


  • intermediate
  • 5 episodes
  • 1h37m

Included in this Class

1. Meet Valerie & Get Started

1. Meet Valerie & Get Started

Meet your instructor, Wilton's Valerie Pradhan, and preview the four amazing small cakes you'll make in this class. Discover how these cakes are perfect for intimate gatherings or as stars of your dessert table. Valerie starts by demonstrating how to stack, crumb coat and cover an extended tier with fondant. These super-tall 6" (15 cm) cakes are the base for all of the projects you'll make in this class.

2. Flower Overlay Cake

2. Flower Overlay Cake

Learn to make four flowers using cutters. Master the art of hand painting and brush embroidery to give your flowers the perfect finish. Add some leaves and wrap up this lesson as Valerie shares her design tips for placing your flowers on this modern botanic cake.

3. Fantasy Flower Cake

3. Fantasy Flower Cake

Add to your sugar-flower garden as you master four more flowers, this time all formed by hand. Create a lush and full carnation, a sweet and modern quilled flower, a classic ribbon rose and a stunning ruffled flower. Discover how to use gold paint to give your flowers a modern feel. Pick up more design tips as Valerie places all of these flowers on the cake.