Online Class

Over-the-Top Modeling Chocolate


Make spectacular cakes with new, accessible modeling chocolate methods. Decorate three inspired designs with innovative structures, fun sculpting techniques and scrumptious flowers.

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What You Get

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

Create three amazing projects perfect for showers, birthdays, groom's cakes and more with renowned cake designer Kate Sullivan. Learn to use dowels, wire and floral tape for simple, reliable and customizable structures. Build the framework for the lighthearted Elephant cake topper, add modeling chocolate, sculpt your playful pachyderm, and bring your design to life with color and a gravity-defying balloon. Apply the same structure in a whole new way to create the Poker-Playing Dog cake, sure to bring a smile to any groom's face. Then, use a variety of methods to create tasty modeling chocolate flowers: dainty daffodils, textured hydrangeas and impressive peonies. Plus, add a final touch of sweetness to your cake with a chirpy modeling chocolate bird. Use approachable techniques to bring inspired designs to the table!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Elephant Structure
Meet instructor Kate Sullivan, owner of Cake Power in New York City, as she previews the three cakes you'll make as you build your modeling chocolate skills. Then, get started with your first project, an adorable elephant cake topper, and learn how to use a dowel and floral wire to create armature to support any chocolate sculpture.
2. Sculpting & Embellishing the Elephant
3. Sculpting the Poker-Playing Dog
4. Adding the Doggy Details
5. Filler Flowers & Peony Bud
6. The Peony
7. Making the Bird

Taught by

Kate  Sullivan
Kate Sullivan
Kate Sullivan is an accomplished teacher and the owner of the New York-based cake studio Cake Power. She is the author of Kate's Cake Decorating: Techniques and Tips for Fun and Fancy Cakes Baked with Love. Her cakes have been featured in numerous publications, including O magazine, The Knot and InStyle Weddings, as well as on television programs such as Food Network Challenge, The Martha Stewart Show and Today. Kate has received the "Trendsetter of the Year Award" from Modern Bride Magazine, and had a cake named "One of America's 50 Most Beautiful Cakes" by Brides magazine. She also was featured as one of the Top Ten Cake Artists of North America for 2014 by Dessert Professional.
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