The Hand-Painted Cake

with Erin Schaefgen

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Develop on-trend techniques as you learn to perfectly paint your custom cakes with boutique baker and designer Erin Schaefgen in this FREE mini-class! Read More…

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Class Description

Add an entirely new skill to your cake decorating repertoire and customize your next creation with paint! In this class you'll learn how to add dynamic floral designs to fondant as Erin guides you through the delicate process of painting confectionery canvases with dimension and depth.

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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!

  • Welcome to your free Craftsy mini-class!


Lesson 2. Introduction

  • Meet Erin, learn about your free mini-class and see the projects you'll be completing together.


Lesson 3. Inspiration & Design

  • Inspiration is all around you! Erin shares her secrets for finding cake designs in unusual places. She'll also discuss how to sketch your unique ideas.


Lesson 4. Mixing Custom Colors

  • Get the right colors to mix the right shades and test them on your fondant with Erin's attention to detail and help.


Lesson 5. Tracing Transfer Method

  • Get your design onto your cake with Erin's easy tracing transfer method. You'll be outlining and painting beautiful roses and leaves in no time!


Lesson 6. Freehand Painting

  • Learn how to freehand paint your cake. Erin will demonstrate with peonies, leaves and blossoms before showing you how to move the cake to a decorative base.

"I didn't have idea how she painted this beautiful cake, and then there it is, so easy ! I love to paint. I didn't know I'd enjoy it so much, now this is one of my favorite techniques. This class is obviously a great deal, you're won't get a valuable class like this one for free any where else."
- morninglorie

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