Online Class

Advanced Cake Sculpting: Bobbleheads

$34.99$49.99

Learn how to sculpt a cake that will turn heads! Cake artist Mike McCarey shares his secrets for constructing and carving a truly sweet caricature.

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Mike McCarey
  • 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

With wit and wisdom, Mike will teach you how to sculpt your cake and decorate it with lifelike features made out of fondant and modeling chocolate, using reference photos of your subject. The oversized head offers the advantages of easier carving, lots of cake to serve, and best of all, a light-hearted and humorous way to celebrate your subject. This cake-decorating class also includes some serious cake-stand construction. You’ll learn how to build a sturdy and customized support structure before stacking layers of delicious cake reinforced with buttercream — recipes included!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Mike McCarey
05:31
Meet your instructor, cake artist Mike McCarey, owner of Mike's Amazing Cakes, and learn about this advanced class.
2. References & Patterns
12:53
3. Building the Structure
40:44
4. Assembling the Cake
20:32
5. Sculpting the Cake
33:37
6. Refining the Face
37:16
7. Adding Fondant
30:01
8. Adding Ears, Brows & Hair
34:41
9. Legs, Shoes, Pants & Jacket
26:58
10. Arms, Hands & Final Details
49:41

Taught by

Mike McCarey
Mike McCarey
Since 1995, Mike McCarey has focused on pastry at his bakery, Mike's Amazing Cakes, in Redmond, Washington. In between teaching cake architecture and sculpting around the country and appearing on The Food Network as competitor and judge, Mike works magic in cake. His clients have included Starbucks, Dustin Hoffman, Arnold Palmer and even the legendary Julia Child.
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