Sonja McLean
Craftsy Instructor

Bend, OR

I'm so excited to find Craftsy! I am a self-taught baker and artist at heart. I took the plunge a few months ago after practicing and teaching myself all that I could from YouTube Videos and hanging onto every word from my cake heroes, and started my own cake business, Sweet and Swanky Cakes. I love fashion, baking, art, music and creating something out of my head for others to see. I am loving what I do and have SO much more to learn!

Sonja's Craftsy Classes


Dramatic Cake Design: Luscious Lace

Combine tempting textures, fascinating focal points and rich colors for cake designs that are sure to steal the spotlight. Alongside cake designer Sonja McLean, you'll start class with step-by-step guidance on how to make cake lace embellishments that are sure to be show-stoppers. After you've mastered this dramatic embellishment, you'll create a flirty cake featuring elegant fondant pleats, glamorous lace, pearlized sashing and two types of fascinating rosettes. Then learn to make a swanky design with dazzling damask patterning, weathered details, delicate lace accents and more. Plus take your decorating to new heights with an over-the-top cake featuring stunning stenciled patterning, trimmed lace accents, dazzling dragées and the most alluring bows you've ever seen.


Sonja's Projects

Sugar Pearl Dragée Accents
Hand-Painted Floral Cake
Ganache cake with berries/peonies
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