Online Class

A New Look at the Crooked Cake


Captivate any audience with classic and modern crooked cakes. Defy gravity and decorate with dynamic quilling techniques to deliver cakes that never fall flat.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Colette Peters
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Design
Meet your instructor, legendary cake artist Colette Peters, and preview the two crooked cakes you will be making in this class. Also, gain valuable design advice from Colette as she walks you through her process for designing and planning these amazing cakes!
2. Classic Cake Carving & Covering
3. Classic Cake Stacking
4. Modern Cake Carving
5. Modern Cake Covering
6. Modern Cake Stacking
7. Quilled Decorations

Taught by

Colette Peters
Colette Peters
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 and appeared in a host of television programs over the years. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine and Modern Bride, among others. Colette teaches cake decorating classes around the world and at her own school in New York City. Colette is also a longtime member of ICES (International Cake Exploration Société).
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