Valerie Pradhan
Craftsy Instructor

Chicago, IL

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Valerie Pradhan is a cake designer, food stylist and decorator at Wilton. After graduating from Temple University and The Culinary Institute of America, Valerie worked in hotels, specialty shops and bakeries all over the United States, from California to Florida. Valerie loves making beautiful, delicious creations and learning something new every day. A talented teacher, Valerie looks forward to sharing her decorating know-how with cake ... Read Full Bio »

Valerie's Craftsy Classes

The Wilton Method®: Creative Cake Pops

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®.

Free!

The Wilton Method®: Stunning Small Cakes

Join Wilton cake decorator Valerie Pradhan and learn techniques that combine dimension, color and texture into four small, standout designs. Decorate the Flower Overlay Cake where vibrant sugar flowers enhanced with brush embroidery pop against a dark background. Make the Fantasy Flower Cake with a cascade of carnations, quilled and ruffled flowers and ribbon roses. Tackle the Mosaic Cake to create a pattern of geometric tiles layered with shades of blue, green and purple and top it all off with an on-trend succulent. Finally, paint the bold Metallic Striped Cake and finish it with a peony-inspired flower. Gain all the skills you need to ensure your small cakes measure up!

$14.99 $29.99

Valerie's Projects

Piped Perfection
Shimmering Stunner
Chic Animal Prints
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