Simply Stunning: Hand-Stamped Cakes

with Erin Gardner

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Unlock unlimited possibilities for stylish cakes with custom cake stamps. Succeed with this versatile technique as you make four inspiring cakes. Read More…

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Class Description

Bring captivating cakes to life with creative handmade stamps. Join award-winning cake decorator Erin Gardner, and explore new skills as she guides you through hand-painting a picturesque blue sky with translucent stamped clouds and gum paste hot air balloons. Find out how to capture the glamour of a garden of roses, lilacs and ranunculus flowers using just fruits and vegetables. You'll even learn an approachable method for creating a clean, chic chevron pattern, sure to be envied by everyone! Plus, Erin reveals her innovative techniques for making any design into a custom stamp using money-saving household materials.

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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Meet Erin Gardner

  • Meet Erin and learn how you'll use stamps in this class.


Lesson 2. Garden Party Cake

  • Use celery, apples, marshmallows and other foods to stamp a beautiful floral motif and create the Garden Party Cake.


Lesson 3. Lighter Than Air Cake

  • Make stamps from shape cutters and modify existing stamps to create the wispy and whimsical Lighter Than Air Cake.


Lesson 4. Effortless Chevron Cake

  • Make a chevron stamp and a lovely sugar flower to decorate the posh Effortless Chevron Cake.


Lesson 5. Dressy Dahlia Cake

  • Create the pleated, fabric-inspired Dressy Dahlia Cake with a stamp made from candy melts.

"Erin is a fantastic instructor. This class was as enjoyable to watch as it was instructional. What I particularly love about Erin's class is that I learned 5 specific (and food safe!) techniques to design my own stamps and cakes. I can envision myself applying these techniques to a wide variety of cakes, and maybe even cookies. I think I'm sometimes an anomaly in the cake decorating world, because I really only feel comfortable using food-safe items on my cakes (whereas some others are a bit more lenient and will go non-toxic, but not necessarily food-safe). I really loved that every solution Erin presented is food-safe, but still incredibly creative and beautiful. Thanks for a great class!"
- Clare S
Chicago, IL

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