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Decorating From the Inside Out

with Amanda Rettke
Decorating From the Inside Out
Make five different surprise-inside cakes and countless amazing memories. Decorate beautiful cakes with messages, designs and all kinds of fun hidden inside!

Join cake designer and blogger Amanda Rettke as you create gorgeous cakes that conceal cute and colorful secrets, visible in every slice! Deliver magical messages by baking letters into your cake. Then, add a touch of the unexpected by creating an edible candle in the middle of every piece. You'll also make a cake where the surprise inside is a heart — made up of all of the colors of the rainbow! Next, find out how to keep the whole party buzzing with a bumblebee design nestled inside the cake. Amanda will help you create a bold, trendy triangle pattern concealed within, as well. Plus, learn to pipe beautiful buttercream designs like petals, rosettes, polka dots and more. Make your most memorable cakes with a totally sweet surprise!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Amanda Rettke, and preview the five amazing surprise-inside cakes you will learn to make in this class.


Lesson 2. Love Letters Cake

  • Discover what happens when you mix cake and icing together as you create the pliable dough for the letters L-O-V-E in this twice-baked masterpiece! Frost it with Amanda’s fluffy buttercream petals for the perfect finishing touch.


Lesson 3. Birthday Candle Cake

  • Carve out rings in the top and bottom layers of your cake to create a continuous birthday candle that looks amazing in every slice. Layer in your buttercream-and-cake mixture to make the base and flame and frost the cake with an adorable buttercream dot pattern.


Lesson 4. Rainbow Heart Cake

  • Build upon your cake-carving skills as you inlay six colorful layers of cake, all trimmed to fit, for this show-stopping surprise! Conceal it all under a of cover of beautiful buttercream rosettes.


Lesson 5. Bumblebee Cake

  • Your carving skills are expanded even further as you create a complex house for your bumblebee’s wings and body. Model your bee out of cake and buttercream and add an accent chocolate lace bee.


Lesson 6. Triangle Pattern Cake

  • Easily trim square cakes into strips of stackable triangles used to build a modern, fun geometric design. Finish it off with Amanda’s effortless take on ombré icing!

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