Cake Design Made Simple: Art Deco

with Lindy Smith

with Lindy Smith

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Learn all about cake design and find inspiration in art deco with famed British cake designer Lindy Smith. Read More…

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Class Description

You’ll learn where to look for inspiration and how to translate your ideas into unique and sleek confectionary creations as Lindy walks you through her cake design process. Apply art deco aesthetics to rolled fondant and modeling paste with top tips from Lindy as she creates her chic and colorful multi-tiered cake!

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Cake Design Made Simple: Art Deco with Lindy Smith
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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Inspiration & Art Deco

  • Lindy shows you where she finds inspiration for her art deco cake designs.


Lesson 2. Designing with Shape & Size

  • Learn to use dummy cakes for testing size and scale so your designs fit any occasion.


Lesson 3. Desiging with Color

  • Incorporate trendy and classic color schemes in your cake designs.


Lesson 4. Designing a Cake Board & Separator

  • Create a beautiful cake board and separator with hand-painted embossed fondant and ribbon.


Lesson 5. The Pastillage Topper

  • Build a pastillage cake topper, paint on shine and emboss patterns in modeling paste.


Lesson 6. Carving the Cake

  • Carve perfect curves to stack your cakes securely.


Lesson 7. Covering the Cake

  • Crumb coat the cake and create a fondant cover using the bandage method.


Lesson 8. Decorating the Base Tier

  • Decorate the cake’s base tier using a clay extruder and molds to create texture and dimension.


Lesson 9. Decorating the Middle Tier

  • Watch the skyscraper take shape as you overlay an intricate interlocking design and border for your middle tier.


Lesson 10. Top Tier & Finishing Touches

  • Add finishing touches to your art deco tiers and stack your cakes and separators.

"Thank you Lindy for a great class. You explain everything very well and make it accessible. I am very inspired now and have talked my niece into letting me do a version of this cake for her wedding!!"
- LisaRoberton

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