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Intro to Cake Decorating for Beginners Class

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Video in Series: 28 Videos

Are you a fan of reality cake shows and long to be the next great baker? Do you want to make one of kind, heart felt creations for family and friends? Or maybe you need a creative outlet? Come join award winning Sugar Artist and Food Network Competitor, Michele Sweeney for 28 fun filled lessons where you will learn the basics of constructing and decorating cakes from start to finish. You will come away from class with skills you can apply to your own works of art! 


Michele will teach you how to bake the perfect cake, including scratch baking and modified cake mix baking for those days when you are limited on time. She will also teach you how to make different types of butter cream, and show you step by step the right way to assemble a cake so that you can experience the excitement of successfully building your own cake. She will then move on to show you how to create three different types of cake designs all while learning different piping techniques. You get 14 downloadable recipe cards of Michele's delicious recipes as well as downloadable decorating templates and buttercream practice sheets.


This is a hands on beginners class. Not only will you quickly learn just how easy it is to create the perfect dessert for any occasion but you will also get to share the fun with other students in a fun, collaborative environment. 

Baking Tips Lessons

Lesson 1: Proper Measuring Techniques

Lesson 2: Bakeware Substitutions (coming soon)

Lesson 3: Common Baking Ingredients

Cake Tool Basics  Lesson

Lesson 1: Cake Tools (14:63)

Cake Baking Basics  Lessons

Lesson 1: Modifying or Doctoring a Cake Mix (10:24)

Lesson 2: Scratch Baking with Cake Flour (14:53)

Lesson 3: Scratch Baking with AP Flour (11:00

Buttercream Basics & Types Lessons

Lesson 1: Shortening Based Buttercream (8:30)

Lesson 2: Butter Based Buttercream (19:16)

Lesson 3: Swiss Meringue Buttercream (13:33)

Lesson 4: Buttercream Consistencies (6:56)

Cake Assembly  Lessons

Lesson 1: How to make lemon curd filling (8:02)

Lesson 2: Soft Cake Fillings (11:15)

Lesson 3: How to cut down a cake board (1:03)

Lesson 4: How to assemble a cake (15:54)

Lesson 5: How to trim a cake (2:55)

Cake Inspiration

Inspiration is all around us!



Dots, Zig Zags & Lines

Flower & Leaves


Piping Project 1: Fall Cake Designs

Project 1: Fall Piping Project Introduction (7:27)

Project 1: Piping Outlines (11:41)

Project 1: Piping Texture (13:54)

Project 1: Pattern Transfer (2:08)

Project 1: Leaf Wreath Part 1 (15:59)

Project 1: Leaf Wreath Part 2 (14:43)

Piping Project 2: Floral Cake Designs

Project 2: Floral Piping Project Introduction (8:32)

Project 2: Flower Piping Part 1 (9:45)

Project 2: Flower Piping Part 2 (18:56)

Drip Cake Project

LorAnn Creme de Menthe Cake (18:04)


Recipe Video: Doctored Limoncello Cake Recipe (6:06)

Recipe Video: White Almond Sour Cream (WASC) Box Doctored Cake Recipe (8:26)

Recipe Video: Freeze Dried Strawberry Cake Recipe (10:24)

Recipe Video: Doctored Blueberry Cake Recipe (6:31)

Recipe Video: Lemon Curd Recipe (23:21)

Recipe Video: Lemon Curd Recipe (8:02 Updated 2019)


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Most classes have a free preview video. This will give you an idea about the class and what you will be creating. In addition, the video preview page includes a class curriculum with lessons, topics covered and video lengths.

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