Online Class

Building Your Business: Decorate for Success

$19.99$39.99

Create profitable designs that meet budgets and exceed expectations. Learn to decorate and price cakes that turn clients into repeat customers.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

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

How it works

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

Class Overview

Boost your decorating skills and business prowess alongside cake designer Chrissie Boon! Kick things off by learning to carve simple yet gorgeous box and gift bag cakes with embellishments you can tailor to your client's budget. Move on to creating a toy box cake that's easy to upgrade with customized cake boards, hand-modeled teddy bears and other fun items. Need a design with some feminine flair? Learn simple techniques for beautiful cakes with hand-painted flowers and 3-D blossoms that really up the wow factor. You'll even find out how to make cakes for handymen and women! Create wood- and metal-inspired textures along with fondant hand tools that increase the value of your work. Plus, you'll also get tips for how to price cakes, improve your sales skills and work within a client's budget.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Box Cake
17:42
Are you looking to build your cake decorating business? Designer Chrissie Boon shows you how to match your clients' budgets using three base cakes: a standard two-tier cake, a box cake with lid and a sculpted gift bag cake. Then, learn valuable techniques for stacking and covering your box cake.
2. Sculpted Gift Bag Cake
23:54
3. Children's Designs: Boards, Blankets & Toy Box
28:24
4. Children's Designs: Toys
19:53
5. Women's Designs
19:11
6. Men's Designs
21:02
7. Pricing It Out
15:20

Taught by

Chrissie Boon
Chrissie Boon
Chrissie began her baking career as a teenager, when she took over a cookie business that her mother and next-door neighbor had started. While at university, Chrissie took some cake decorating classes and realized she had found her career. Following her passion, Chrissie opened a small cake and cookie shop. Today, she and her husband run their custom cake studio, Too Nice to Slice, which is also home to Icing Inspirations, their cake decorating supply store. Chrissie is proud to create cakes that her customers cherish and share what she's learned with cake decorators from around the world.

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