Colette Peters
Craftsy Instructor

New Jersey

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With a master's degree in painting from Pratt Institute in New York, and eight years' experience as a designer for Tiffany & Co., Colette brings a trained artistic eye to her work in cake decorating. She pioneered the now-classic designs of the topsy-turvy cake and gift box cake as contributions to Tiffany Taste and The Tiffany Wedding. Colette has published five books: Colette's Cakes: The Art of Cake Decorating (1991), ... Read Full Bio »

Colette's Craftsy Classes

A New Look at the Crooked Cake

Discover a new angle on decorating as you make imaginative crooked cakes with the design's legendary originator, Colette Peters. Learn about Colette's creative process before you go step by step through carving, covering and stacking the tiers for a classic crooked cake. Then, bring a modern crooked cake to life as Colette guides you through creating and securely assembling tiers of all different shapes and sizes. Plus, Colette will teach you her techniques for embossing and decorating your cake with gum paste vines, leaves, loopy flowers, rolled roses and more. Create gravity-defying designs decorated with vibrant embellishments and bring an air of amazement to any celebration.

$29.99 $39.99

Piece of Cake! with Colette Peters

Learn decorating skills from the matriarch of modern American cake decorating in this innovative class: Piece of Cake! with Colette Peters. Add layers of color to your cake with inlaid flowers, squiggles and stripes, then learn to adorn Colette's unique sliced-cake design with bows, poufs, flowers, berries and pearls. Embellish a slice of cake using two distinct styles - classic decorations for the exterior of the cake and the innovative interior cake designs Colette has developed over her 22-year teaching career. Make eye-catching, mouth-watering, cakes that display classic and innovative fondant styles.

 

$39.99

Vintage Cakes, Modern Methods

Add antique appeal to your fondant! Adorned with colorful peonies and lilies of the valley and gilded cages, your cakes will evoke a bygone era. Colette Peters' innovative brush embroidery techniques make petals and leaves look stitched, whether they're applied directly onto the cake or added on as three-dimensional gum-paste embellishments. You'll turn royal icing into a gilded, filigree cake cage to surround your masterpiece for a major wow! effect. And if you love Victorian cameo jewelry, you'll be charmed by Colette's antiqued and edible accoutrements.

$24.99 $39.99

Meet Colette

Colette's Projects

Classic Crooked Cake
Piece of Cake Cake!
Modern Crooked Cake
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