Modern Piping

with Joshua John Russell

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With nothing fancier than a pastry bag and a set of piping tips, you can achieve elegant details, accented with cake jewelry. Read More…

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Class Description

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 Plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

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


Lesson 2. Tools

  • Joshua goes over his favorite piping tools and supplies.


Lesson 3. Making Royal Icing

  • Learn Joshua's easy-to-make, easy-to-use icing recipe.


Lesson 4. The Filigree & Monogram Cake

  • Learn to create, transfer and pipe stencils to your cake.


Lesson 5. Freehand Faberge Cake

  • Create fashionable jewelry pieces for your cake.


Lesson 6. Damask Inspired Cake

  • Learn to transfer a stylish Damask stencil to your cake.


Lesson 7. Cake Accessories

  • Joshua teaches you how to create ropes, beaded borders and how a craft punch can add eloquent touches to your cakes.


Lesson 8. Metallic Piping & Painting

  • Learn to paint and pipe gold beads that will turn any cake into an elegant piece of art.


Lesson 9. Cake Environment

  • Learn to style your cake's surroundings.

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  • 9 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including 3 piping templates
  • Hours of close-up instruction
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