Lauren Kitchens
Craftsy Instructor

Dallas, Texas

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Inspired by gowns, art and textiles, Lauren Kitchens became the premier wedding cake artist in the Dallas metro. Her mix of contemporary and traditional designs caught the eye of producers at Food Network, where she won gold medals for 3-D characters and replica cakes. One of her cakes was described by the judges as "the best cake ever made on Food Network." She teaches around the world, as well as on Craftsy.

Lauren's Craftsy Classes

Modeling Chocolate Magic

Join award-winning cake decorator Lauren Kitchens, and use modeling chocolate to easily create elaborate designs that would be unmanageable or even impossible to make from fondant. As Lauren guides you through the two-tiered Sea Creature cake, you'll quickly sculpt amazing modeling chocolate embellishments, such as octopus tentacles, that would be a fondant nightmare! See how modeling chocolate makes it simple to extend your designs in gravity-defying ways while you create the enchanting Wizard's Hat cake. Plus, use modeling chocolate to produce the illusion of depth as you make the lifelike Vintage Luggage cake with an enclosure filled with colorful modeling chocolate clothing. Turn your inspiration into marvelous cake creations with modeling chocolate!

$24.99 $39.99

Gravity-Defying Cake Designs

Demystify the magic of gravity-defying cakes! Create an easy, sturdy base structure for Lauren's wonderful waffle cake. Mimic the grid pattern of a waffle with modeling chocolate and add scrumptious texture and realistic color. Then, shape a modeling chocolate syrup bottle and attach it to the top of your cake structure. Complete the poured-syrup effect by covering the cake support in amber-colored modeling chocolate that appears to spread out over the waffle. Give your syrup shine with edible lacquer, and finish this delectable design with pats of modeling chocolate butter. Plus, learn techniques like making ice cream from seized chocolate as you discover even more gravity-defying projects.

$39.99

Intro to Modeling Chocolate

Add modeling chocolate to your cake decorating bag of tricks! In Intro to Modeling Chocolate: Cityscape Cakes, cake artist Lauren Kitchens shows you how to create textured, colorful cake embellishments from this easy and versatile medium. Lauren takes the city of Chicago as her inspiration, crafting Windy City landmarks from the Sears Tower to Lake Michigan. You'll learn how to add color and textural accents and assemble a spectacular cake that reflects the city you call home — or any favorite place! Lauren also shares with you step-by-step instructions for assembling and transporting your cake.

$29.99

Meet Lauren

Lauren's Projects

Wizard Hat Cake
Sea Creature Cake
Giant Fountain Drink
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