Online Class

Elevating Oriental Stringwork

$39.99

Pipe gravity-defying designs to achieve rave reviews at competitions and from clients. Learn the art of Oriental stringwork with master decorator Toba Garrett.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

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

Expand your repertoire of piping techniques with delicate Oriental stringwork. Join distinguished cake artist and instructor Toba Garrett, and start with the basics: make and use the perfect royal icing to ice your cake for a super-smooth finish and razor-sharp corners. Move on to measuring and marking your cake, before Toba guides you through piping a traditional design with gorgeous Oriental stringwork. Then, create a more modern design that incorporates trellis piping and a piped ornament for tremendous style. Toba will even teach you tips for safely transporting this sophisticated style of cake. Deliver gravity-defying stringwork that has the elegance customers crave and the precision judges look for.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Royal Icing Basics
06:44
Discover the gravity-defying beauty of Oriental stringwork with your instructor, cake artist Toba Garrett. Learn to create the perfect consistency for egg-white royal icing, which is paramount for piping strong stringwork.
2. Coating the Cake in Royal Icing
22:52
3. Traditional Oriental Stringwork
18:51
4. Trellis Design, Part I
18:22
5. Trellis Design, Part II
15:57
6. Piped Ornament
16:00

Taught by

Toba Garrett
Toba Garrett
Toba Garrett is Master-Chef Instructor and Dean of Professional Cake Decorating Program at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She began decorating cakes more than 35 years ago, and has since written six books on the subject, including <i>The Well-Decorated Cake</i> and <i>Professional Cake Decorating</i>. Toba has been featured on several television shows, such as <i>The Today Show</i> and <i>Emeril Live</i>, as well as in countless publications such as <i>Brides</i>, <i>InStyle</i>, <i>Sugarcraft</i>, <i>American Cake Decorating</i> and many more. Toba has a passion for all aspects of cake decorating and a great love for the art of piping.
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