Startup Library: Cake Decorating (DVD)


Everything you need to start decorating.

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What You Get

  • 2 DVDs with a total of 13 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including a supply list, recipes and guides for transporting and serving your cakes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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Class Overview

Ready to sweeten up your skills? Explore the sugar art of cake decorating with Jenny McCoy as your expert guide. In this comprehensive beginner’s class, you’ll learn how to bake and construct a variety of one-tiered frosted cakes with professional-quality results. Along the way, discover essential tools, materials and techniques, including fondant and buttercream, sugar flowers, piping, hand modeling and much more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Cake Decorating
Ground yourself in the fundamentals of cake decorating as Jenny discusses the elements that make up a decorated cake. Discover a few basic tools, plus the timeline for making your first cake!
2. How to Bake a Cake
3. Making Swiss Meringue Buttercream
4. Constructing a Single-Tier Cake
5. Buttercream: Textured Finishes
6. Buttercream: Preparing to Pipe
7. Buttercream: Simple Designs & Borders
8. Buttercream: Piped Roses & Leaves
9. Fondant: Handling & Coloring
10. Fondant: Rolling Out & Covering a Cake
11. Fondant: Cutouts
12. Fondant: 3-D Roses
13. What's Next: Design Ideas & Inspiration

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Taught by

Jenny McCoy
Jenny McCoy
Jenny McCoy is a pastry chef with more than 10 years' experience working in some of America's finest kitchens. She uses classic techniques to create inventive desserts, many of which are featured in her book, "Desserts for Every Season." Jenny's philosophy on baking is simple: By combining the best ingredients available and a personal creative touch, anyone can make refined recipes and original pastries with ease. A truly approachable expert, Jenny offers detailed lessons that are both inviting and inspiring.

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