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The Secrets to Perfect Stenciling

with Alan Tetreault
Use innovative stenciling techniques to create vibrant cake art with confidence. Customize stenciled designs with over-piping, hand-painting, lace and more!

Join internationally-renowned instructor Alan Tetreault to create impressive stenciled patterns on fondant- or buttercream-covered cakes,cookies and cupcakes. Through four cake projects, you'll learn how to stencil a cake with vivid designs and enhance them with a variety of beautiful embellishment techniques. Add depth and alluring accents to your patterns with accessible hand-painting techniques. Over-pipe your stenciled designs for greater dimension. Bring fashion-forward flair to your cakes with new lace techniques in Sugar Dress. Personalize your creations with monograms and bring it all together with sugar flower and paisley focal points. Alan also will teach you amazing techniques for using stencils, Sugar Dress and hand painting on cookies and cupcakes.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, cake artist Alan Tetreault, as he previews the six projects you'll explore in this class.


Lesson 2. Over-Piped Princess Cake


Lesson 3. Camilla Rose Cake


Lesson 4. Paisley Celebration Cake


Lesson 5. Sugar Dress Lace Cake


Lesson 6. Stenciling on Buttercream


Lesson 7. Cupcakes & Cookies

"Alan demonstrates the versatility of using stencils, and enhances the beauty of the stencilling by adding colour and over-piping. I learned a great deal from his expertise, which I will apply to my cake decorating designs. "
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