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Modern Piping

with Joshua John Russell
With nothing fancier than a pastry bag and a set of piping tips, you can achieve elegant details, accented with cake jewelry.
Atlanta cake artist and 15-time Food Network challenger Joshua John Russell has single-handedly made piped cake decor cool. Get over your fear of the pastry bag and discover Joshua's signature techniques for perfectly piped details, from ornate monograms to sculpted cake jewelry and gilded accents. You’ll learn how to make royal icing and pipe sophisticated designs for wedding cakes or any occasion cake that calls for elegance and panache. Building skills one step at a time with style and humor, Joshua will help you boost your confidence and become a cake piping pro.
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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Joshua John Russell, one of America's hottest young cake artists.


Lesson 2. Tools


Lesson 3. Making Royal Icing


Lesson 4. The Filigree & Monogram Cake


Lesson 5. Freehand Faberge Cake


Lesson 6. Damask Inspired Cake


Lesson 7. Cake Accessories


Lesson 8. Metallic Piping & Painting


Lesson 9. Cake Environment

"I've been doing cakes for over 5 years but I still take classes because there are always news ideas or new ways of doing things and Joshua John Russell delivers! A beginner or an advanced cake decorator will definitely benefit from Modern Piping. Very pleased - I will be back for more!"
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