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Vintage Cake Design

Sculpting & Stenciling

with Lindy Smith
Make a striking birdcage cake as you create antique textures, details and colors with Lindy Smith's carving, stenciling and hand-painting techniques.
Create an heirloom-inspired cake with guidance from international cake decorating sensation Lindy Smith. You'll make elegant cake boards, carve precise hexagonal cakes and a rounded cake dome, and cover it all seamlessly in fondant. Then, learn accessible techniques for painting an easy, exquisite background onto your cake, and using stencils and royal icing to make borders of detailed "bronze" motifs. Lindy will also teach you to create perfect lines of fondant for the structure and bars of your bird cage without piping. Plus, you'll hand-paint the birdcage structure for an alluring antique effect, and top it all off with a singing bird and a cake topper made from pastillage.
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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Lindy and get started prepping, covering and embossing your cake board.


Lesson 2. Creating & Stenciling the Large Baseboard


Lesson 3. Carving the Birdcage Cake


Lesson 4. Covering the Cake with Buttercream & Fondant


Lesson 5. Painting & Stenciling the Cake


Lesson 6. Adding the Cage's Structure


Lesson 7. Making the Bird, Notes & Topper


Lesson 8. The Finishing Touches

"An amazing class! She is a lovely person and an amazing teacher! Really loved the painting on the cake! Can't wait to try making a birdcage cake!"
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