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Elevating Oriental Stringwork

with Toba Garrett
Pipe gravity-defying designs to achieve rave reviews at competitions and from clients. Learn the art of Oriental stringwork with master decorator Toba Garrett.

Expand your repertoire of piping techniques with delicate Oriental stringwork. Join distinguished cake artist and instructor Toba Garrett, and start with the basics: make and use the perfect royal icing to ice your cake for a super-smooth finish and razor-sharp corners. Move on to measuring and marking your cake, before Toba guides you through piping a traditional design with gorgeous Oriental stringwork. Then, create a more modern design that incorporates trellis piping and a piped ornament for tremendous style. Toba will even teach you tips for safely transporting this sophisticated style of cake. Deliver gravity-defying stringwork that has the elegance customers crave and the precision judges look for. 


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Lesson 1. Royal Icing Basics

  • Discover the gravity-defying beauty of Oriental stringwork with your instructor, cake artist Toba Garrett. Learn to create the perfect consistency for egg-white royal icing, which is paramount for piping strong stringwork.


Lesson 2. Coating the Cake in Royal Icing


Lesson 3. Traditional Oriental Stringwork


Lesson 4. Trellis Design, Part I


Lesson 5. Trellis Design, Part II


Lesson 6. Piped Ornament

"I have been wanting to learn Oriental Stringwork for a long time. This class is perfect for the beginner and experienced decorator. Toba explains every step of the way along with dealing with breakage. Thank you for offering this class."
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