The beautiful world of crafts offers an endless source of decorating inspiration — unlock it with cake designer Zoë Clark. Mimic the look and feel of four different crewel work stitches as you create vibrant flowers. Achieve all the texture of cross-stitch on cake and cookie designs, even if they need to be finished fast! Bring the classic, comforting appeal of quilted patchwork to your cakes. Use edible icing sheets to create mixed-media flowers, pinwheels, basket weave wraps and more. Work with rice paper as you make blossoms with custom coloring, quilled roses, trellises and fringe grass. Tailor the colorways, themes and complexity of your designs for custom cakes that will be a handmade hit at any event.
Meet your instructor, cake designer ZoŽ Clark, as she previews the craft-inspired techniques you'll learn in this class. Then get started with a beautiful crewel work cake as ZoŽ walks you through how to transfer your floral pattern, then teaches you four versatile embroidery stitches.
Discover multiple methods for re-creating cross-stitch on a cake! ZoŽ begins by embossing a grid texture, then piping intricate crossed threads into each space for a stunning overall effect. Then learn two alternative techniques: a simplified painted approach and a more intricate piped grid.
Create an adorable patchwork cake with ZoŽ's quilting-inspired decorating techniques. Learn to use a template to speed up the cutting process. Emboss your fondant for fun fabric effects. Add realistic sewn details with a stitching wheel or piped threads. Then finish it off with a scalloped ribbon trim -- perfect for any occasion!
Add trendy techniques to your decorating toolkit as ZoŽ teaches you to work with edible icing sheets. Whether you're wrapping an entire tier, creating die-cut trim or forming adorable flowers, you'll come back to these versatile designs again and again.
Continue your edible icing sheet education with a fun lesson on folding and weaving. ZoŽ will show you how to create an intricate basket weave effect that is perfect for mixing trendy prints. You'll also use craft scissors to add creative flair to the edges. Finally, make two playful pinwheels for the perfect topper to any cake.
Grow your garden of techniques even further with ZoŽ's beautiful paper flowers! Add rice paper to your repertoire as you create delicate roses and beautiful custom-painted blossoms for embellishments that will complement your designs for years to come.
Complete your journey by combining the paper craft techniques you've learned into one colorful cake! Build a rice paper trellis that stands out from the sides for added dimension. Make quilled flowers, fringed grass and curlicue vines for a finished cake that couldn't be more fresh.
"I loved this class! Zoe's designs are so neat and clean, she makes it look so easy."