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Piece of Cake! with Colette Peters

with Colette Peters
Piece of Cake! with Colette Peters
Take your cake decorating skills to the next tier with Colette Peters as you learn cake stacking, inlay techniques and how to make 3-D decorations.

Learn decorating skills from the matriarch of modern American cake decorating in this innovative class: Piece of Cake! with Colette Peters. Add layers of color to your cake with inlaid flowers, squiggles and stripes, then learn to adorn Colette's unique sliced-cake design with bows, poufs, flowers, berries and pearls. Embellish a slice of cake using two distinct styles - classic decorations for the exterior of the cake and the innovative interior cake designs Colette has developed over her 22-year teaching career. Make eye-catching, mouth-watering, cakes that display classic and innovative fondant styles.


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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Colette Peters, as she introduces you to the techniques you'll learn in this class: flowers, inlay techniques, painting, embellishments and more!


Lesson 2. Cover Boards & Gum Paste

  • Give your cake a fabulous foundation with a royal-icing-covered cake board and gum-paste plates.


Lesson 3. Cutting & Carving

  • Fill your cake with delicious buttercream before carving it and adding a crumb coat. Colette will demonstrate how to cover the cake in fondant using a two-step method and how to dowel your cake so it has the proper support.


Lesson 4. Quilting

  • Add beautiful quilted texture to your tiers with a stitching tool. Make either straight lines or trace free-flowing custom designs right on the cake.


Lesson 5. Inlays

  • Colette shares her tips and techniques for making beautiful wavy and circular inlays as well has her lovely, whimsical puffy flowers.


Lesson 6. Fifty-Fifty

  • Mix gum paste and fondant together in equal proportions to create a richly textured covering, ruffled poufs and charming embellishments including blueberries, curlicues and lace.


Lesson 7. Gum Paste Techniques

  • Work with gum paste to make striped candles, flowers, leaves, ribbon roses and fringed bows.


Lesson 8. Exterior Cake Decorating

  • Turn your focus to the exterior of the cake as Colette demonstrates painting flowers and adding swags, pearls and a tassel to the back side of your cake.


Lesson 9. Assembly

  • It's time to add the finishing details, a fondant rope and a bead border, before you stack the cake, adding the proper support for each tier along the way.


Lesson 10. Embellishments

  • Attach the final embellishments: pieces of cake on gum-paste plates, flowers and candles as you complete your masterpiece.

"This course was just amazing to follow. I loved every minute of it. It's fantastic the whimsical, fun details that Colette dreams up and how easy she explains and shows how to do them. I hope that there will be more classes from this wonderful artist."
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