The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops

with Valerie Pradhan

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Make the best cake pops on the block. Learn a collection of dazzling decorating techniques in this FREE mini-class and deliver perfect treats customized for any celebration. Read More…

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Class Description

Create luscious, gorgeous cake pops with Wilton decorator Valerie Pradhan. Start by mixing the base, forming the pops and adding lollipop sticks. Then, dip your pops in melted candy to achieve a perfectly smooth coating and colorful effects. Decorate your pops with swirling sprinkles, impressive marbling and tempting drizzled candy. Add lustrous color to your treats with Wilton’s Color Mist™ food color spray. Combine icing flowers and piping techniques to create gorgeous garden scenes on your pops. Pipe scrollwork for a sophisticated touch or animal prints for a playful look. Add elegant detailing with brush embroidery. Build layered ombré ruffles and elegant rose designs using candy clay. Create fun, scrumptious treats for birthdays, showers, weddings and more. Learn how to make cake pops with The Wilton Method®.

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Lesson Plan


Lesson 1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class

  • Learn how to use your FREE Craftsy mini-class.


Lesson 2. Introduction & Cake Pop Basics

  • Meet your instructor, Wilton’s Valerie Pradhan, and preview all of the amazing cake pops you’ll be able to make by the end of this free mini-class. Valerie demonstrates how to make, form and chill the cake pop base to create perfect spheres. Yours don’t look quite right? Don’t worry, Valerie offers lots of troubleshooting tips along the way!


Lesson 3. Decorating Essentials

  • Give your cake pops a delicious, even finish using Wilton Candy Melts. Learn the trick behind getting a smooth and workable coating and the proper technique for dipping and decorating with sprinkles or sparkling sugar. Then, move on to more complex designs as you master making pops dipped in multiple colors, as well as pops showcasing marbled and drizzled embellishments.


Lesson 4. Hand Painting & Piping

  • Make sophisticated pops as you incorporate hand painting, detailed piping and even brush embroidery into your decorating. First, learn to get shimmering metallic hues as you layer on petal dust with your paint brush. Create charming garden scenes with piped grass, leaves and stems, topped with premade 3-D flowers. Then, pipe elegant scrolls and textured animal prints for trendy high-end pops. Finally, gather tips and tricks as you master brush embroidery using Wilton Candy Melts.


Lesson 5. Making & Molding Candy Clay

  • Complete your mini-class with a lesson devoted to candy clay, also called modeling chocolate. Valerie will take you through the process of making, storing and working with this amazingly versatile and fun material. Use candy clay to cover pops in ombréd ruffles. Then, explore making flowers as you pick up tips for thinning and forming sweet blossoms. In her final cake pop variation, Valerie transforms a standard cake pop into a stunning rose as she shows you how to thin, shape and apply petals around a pop to create beautiful, show-stopping blooms.

Praise for Valerie Pradhan's The Wilton Method®: Stunning Small Cakes:

"This was a great class. There was nothing small about those cakes — each one had its own individuality and was larger than life. Would recommend as a must-take! Great job, Valerie."
- krez10yahoocouk

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