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All-Star Cakes

with Mike McCarey
Make the game-winning play for any sports fanís party! Learn the structure and decorating techniques you need to create amazing football and sports shoe cakes.

Create unbelievable sports-themed cakes with master decorator Mike McCarey. Make an upright football cake using a gravity-defying structure. Learn to carve your football cake with confidence, cover it in leather-colored fondant, and add details like seams, airbrushed accents, stitching lines, laces and stripes for a game-ready look. Then, lace up an incredible sports shoe cake! Discover how to support suspended cake and carve the perfect shoe shape before you recreate all of the defining details: a textured fondant covering, a modeling chocolate sole, contrasting "leather" panels, stitching lines, laces and more. Give sports aficionados a winning celebration with unbelievable cakes that speak their language!

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Lesson 1. Getting Started

  • Master cake sculptor and artist Mike McCarey introduces you to the world of sculpted sports cakes as he previews the two cakes you'll make in this class. He also shows you how to build a cake stand strong enough to hold a giant football standing on end!


Lesson 2. Sculpting the Football Cake


Lesson 3. Covering the Football in Fondant


Lesson 4. Final Details on the Football


Lesson 5. Shoe Cake Support


Lesson 6. Sculpting the Shoe Cake


Lesson 7. Draping & Decorating


Lesson 8. Leather & Laces


Lesson 9. Finishing the Shoe Cake

"Once again Mike has made a Craftsy class that shows tips, techniques and valuable information for anyone who wants to venture into creating amazing cake sculpture. All of Mike's classes on Craftsy are fantastic ... I highly recommend everyone in cake decorating take them you will learn so much!"
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