Online Class

Cakes in Full Bloom


Capture the allure of floral arrangements in bold cakes for any celebration. Create updated sugar flowers, foliage and three show-stopping cakes as you build fresh floral design skills.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Erin Gardner
  • 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

Use modern design principles and cake artist Erin Gardner's smart techniques to create radiant, floral-inspired cakes. You'll make statement flowers like the open peony, honeycomb dahlia and trendy ranunculus, as well as fun fillers like billy balls, eucalyptus leaves and hellebore flowers. Then, decorate Erin's Confetti Cake, covering one tier with vibrant rainbow confetti and the other with an understated pattern of matte dots set against a shimmering background. Decorate the I Heart Cake with a top tier encrusted in gold sequins and a bottom tier of horizontal stripes with inset hearts. Bring the Monoglam Cake to life with a gilded topper, vertical stripes and a Swiss dot pattern of gilded bows. Complement enticing cake designs with vibrant sugar-flower arrangements that make an irresistible showpiece for any event.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Designing Cakes
Join your instructor, cake designer Erin Gardner, as she explores the important principles behind the art of floral arrangements, including how to use color to bring harmony to your designs. Finally, Erin discusses the importance of sketching your designs and demonstrates how the same elements can be combined to create vastly different cakes.
2. Statement Flowers
3. Filler Flowers
4. Confetti Cake
5. I Heart Cake
6. Monoglam Cake

Taught by

Erin Gardner
Erin Gardner
After developing her cake skills as a pastry chef in numerous New England kitchens, Erin's cake decorating adventure led her to New York City for a sugar-flower class with Ron Ben-Israel. Erin would eventually meet up with Ron again, this time on an episode of his Food Network show, Sweet Genius, which she won. Today, Erin's shop, Wild Orchid Baking Company, has been named by both Brides Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings as one of the best in the country. Brides also included a cake of Erin's as one of America's Prettiest Wedding Cakes. Her first book, Great Cake Decorating, was released in 2014.
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