Create three amazing projects perfect for showers, birthdays, groom's cakes and more with renowned cake designer Kate Sullivan. Learn to use dowels, wire and floral tape for simple, reliable and customizable structures. Build the framework for the lighthearted Elephant cake topper, add modeling chocolate, sculpt your playful pachyderm, and bring your design to life with color and a gravity-defying balloon. Apply the same structure in a whole new way to create the Poker-Playing Dog cake, sure to bring a smile to any groom's face. Then, use a variety of methods to create tasty modeling chocolate flowers: dainty daffodils, textured hydrangeas and impressive peonies. Plus, add a final touch of sweetness to your cake with a chirpy modeling chocolate bird. Use approachable techniques to bring inspired designs to the table!
With three illustrative projects, cake designer Kate Sullivan guides you through her favorite design-transfer and hand-painting techniques. Learn to emboss, over-pipe and paint cakes for a striking combination of color and depth. Blur the line between painting and sculpture with multi-dimensional sugarwork. Paint any pattern you desire using the pencil design-transfer technique. Plus, create a vibrant fusion of colors with the wet-in-wet, tie-dye painting method. You'll even learn to tailor your results using different styles and metallic pigments. Trends come and go, but cake art is forever. Hand paint coveted cakes with rich color and imagery using accessible techniques.