Online Class

Modern Mosaic Cakes


Achieve elegant lines and dramatic color for artful designs that will leave clients spellbound. Decorate using Allison's innovative piecing and accessible painting techniques.

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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, Allison Kelleher
  • 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 inspiring new decorating techniques as you create four modern designs with cake artist Allison Kelleher. Create captivating patterns of multicolored fondant triangles and learn to overpaint the pieces for an even more vibrant look. Achieve exquisitely soft tints with watercolor painting methods and arrange triangles into an amazing variety of patterns. Bring movement and cohesion to your designs as you blend beautiful colors seamlessly using a drip-motif painting technique. You'll even learn to piece patterns with an organic, collage-like look. Plus, use wafer paper to add texture to your work. Transform inspiration into contemporary cakes with gallery-worthy style.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Color Block Cake, Part One
Meet your instructor, cake decorator and artist Allison Kelleher, as she introduces you to the four art-inspired cakes you'll make in this class. Then, get started creating the fondant triangles that are the base of all of your mosaic cakes. Allison shares her technique for creating smooth cutouts that keep their shape.
2. Color Block Cake, Part Two
3. Vintage Star Cake
4. Zigzag Drip Motif Cake
5. Accent Sugar Rose
6. Mixed Media Cake

Taught by

Allison Kelleher
Allison Kelleher
Allison Kelleher came to cake decorating with a background in studio art, specifically mixed-media sculpture. Today, she runs a one-woman studio bakery in Portland, Oregon, called AK Cake Design. Allison is a contributor to Half-Baked: The Cake Blog, and she was recently featured in Brides magazine for "America's Prettiest Wedding Cakes." In 2014, she was named one of the top pastry pros by Martha Stewart Real Weddings. Allison loves decorating cakes because it combines her passion for art and design with her love for all things sweet.
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