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A Cake for Every Occasion

with Mary Maher
A Cake for Every Occasion
Deliver unexpected cakes and unforgettable reactions using versatile decorating techniques. Create adorable teapot cakes perfect for a range of special occasions.

Create three charming teapot cakes with acclaimed cake artist Mary Maher. You'll learn to stack, support and sculpt a teapot from cake before covering it in fondant. Then, add a handle, spout, lid and customized finial. With your teapot constructed, discover Mary's valuable decorating techniques as you work through three delightful designs. Bring a garden-themed cake to life with vibrant, three-dimensional flowers, vines and leaves. Decorate a beautiful butterfly-themed cake to bring wide-eyed excitement to girls' birthday parties. Plus, create a marvel of modern style as you apply a trendy ikat pattern and custom monogram to a cake that's a breathtaking addition to bridal showers and beyond. Surprise guests with lighthearted cakes that are sure to be everyone's cup of tea.

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Lesson 1. Sculpting & Stacking the Cake

  • Meet your instructor, cake decorator Mary Maher, and jump right into creating your teapot cake! Make your initial cuts as you carve craft foam for your teapot base. Then stack and carve your teapot out of cake, no templates needed! Mary shows you how to freehand all of your carving and offers tips along the way, from safety tips and proper technique to cake and buttercream selection.


Lesson 2. Icing & Fondant


Lesson 3. Handle & Spout


Lesson 4. Lid & Finial


Lesson 5. Garden Party


Lesson 6. Butterfly Birthday


Lesson 7. Bridal Shower Ikat Cake

"Mary is so clear and precise giving her instructions, that leaves no doubt on how to do it. This class has a perfect pace and is so full of tricks and techniques that you will be able to use in other projects."
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