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Design Your Own Castle Cake

with Sharon Wee
Design Your Own Castle Cake
Create a castle cake fit for a princess, a knight or your favorite beachgoer with detailed instruction from cake designer Sharon Wee.

Your birthday girl will feel like royalty when you make a princess castle cake - complete with turrets, flags and an adorable fondant figurine. If a pink palace isn’t your preferred theme, Sharon shows you a medieval twist for a knightly castle and another fun variation that creates a lighthouse topper on a cookie-crumb sandcastle. In this technique-based class, you’ll learn to design, carve and sculpt your castle cakes before applying a smooth ganache crumb coat. Sharon’s methods are as practical as her creations are whimsical. She’ll teach you time-saving tips to efficiently imagine, build and embellish your cakes with textured fondant, modeled figurines and realistic shading. Take castle cakes by storm! Enroll in Design Your Own Castle Cake today.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Getting Started

  • Meet your instructor, Sharon Wee, as she leads a discussion on how to design your own custom castle cake and demonstrates how to make several shapes and sizes of turrets.


Lesson 2. Crumb Coating the Cake

  • Sharon shows you how to achieve a perfectly smooth crumb coat using a delicious chocolate ganache.


Lesson 3. Carving the Cupcake Cake

  • Master the art of cake carving as you create this adorable top tier, add the swirl roof and carve out a window for your princess.


Lesson 4. Covering the Cakes with Fondant

  • Sharon shares her tips and techniques for covering flat-topped tiers as well as carved ones.


Lesson 5. Covering the Board & Assembling the Cake

  • Stack your cakes with confidence as Sharon guides you through the process of building your castle from the ground up. Cover an extra-large cake board and secure the turrets.


Lesson 6. All the Trimmings

  • Your cake comes to life as you add the finishing details: a door, window trim, scallops and more.


Lesson 7. Modeling the Princess

  • Every castle needs a princess! Learn how to sculpt her body, create her tiara and hair and make all the details for her precious face.


Lesson 8. Medieval Castle Variation

  • Apply all of the techniques and skills learned with the princess cake to create a medieval castle complete with textured stone walls made from marbled fondant.


Lesson 9. Jousting Horse & Castle Trimmings

  • Sharon takes you step by step through creating an adorable jousting horse dressed in a suit of fondant armor and shows you how to make a door and add shading for that true medieval look.


Lesson 10. Sand Castle Variation

  • Bring the beach to your next celebration as you learn to make a charming light house complete with cookie-crumb sand and a friendly crab.

"I loved this class, it gives you three different versions of castle cakes and lots of practical tips. She makes it totally stress-free and easy to follow. Don't miss out this is a great class. Sharon also answers all of your questions, regardless if they are related to the class or not."
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