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Cake Design Made Simple: The Wedding Dress

with Rachael Teufel
Cake Design Made Simple: The Wedding Dress
Translate the beauty and elegance of a bride’s dress into cake with help from cake designer Rachael Teufel.

Cake designer Rachael Teufel knows how to cater to the modern bride looking for that one-of-a-kind wedding cake. Whether it’s replicating a dress with carved cake and embellishments made from gum paste and modeling chocolate, or drawing inspiration from the gown, invitation and more, Rachael will show you the best way to deliver a bit of marital bliss one piece at a time. Learn to texture modeling chocolate to resemble the most fashion-forward bridal fabrics and form tiny sequins and blossoms to emulate fine details.

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Lesson 1. Getting Inspired

  • Meet Rachael and start a discussion about different decorating mediums and design considerations.


Lesson 2. Designing the Cake

  • Rachael walks you through designing your cake from sketching wedding gown designs to clearly communicating with clients.


Lesson 3. Making the Decorations

  • Create fashionable satin and tulle textures with Rachael's step-by-step instruction. You'll also learn to make gum paste sequins, color pearls and shape flower blossoms.


Lesson 4. Carving & Icing

  • Learn to carve and crumb coat your cake's bodice and skirt. Rachael also shows you how to add movement by creating waves!


Lesson 5. Assembling the Skirt

  • Build a realistic skirt by draping "fabric" strips in a way that suggests movement with Rachael's expert advice and attention to detail.


Lesson 6. Assembling the Bodice

  • Build beautiful cake bodices by adding binding to the seams and a modeling chocolate cover. Rachael will show you how attention to detail pays off.


Lesson 7. Adding Embellishments

  • Add a satin ribbon, stitching lines, blossom flowers and rhinestones inspired by dress designs. Rachael will show you how to replicate the details that make each dress — and cake — unique.


Lesson 8. Event-Encompassing Designs

  • Find inspiration in event-specific design details. Make feathers and ribbon roses or use monograms and invitations to add personalization to any cake.


Lesson 9. Decorating with Lace

  • Decorate using the exact lace pattern from a bride's gown. Rachael takes wedding cakes to the next level by decorating with custom lace designs and rustic burlap textures.


Lesson 10. Ruching & Bows

  • Rachael shows you how to achieve a ruching effect with easy-to-follow instructions. You'll be adding fashionable ribbons and bows in no time.

"This was an amazing class with numerous techniques demonstrating the use of modeling chocolate. Rachael actually demonstrates techniques with five different cakes. The ideas were endless. Rachael is an outstanding instructor that provides step-by-step instructions. I can't wait for an additional class to be offered by Rachael. Please hurry!"
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Texarkana, TX

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