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Sculpting Magic

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Create gravity-defying cakes for legendary parties using a sturdy, versatile structure! Learn to carve, sculpt, cover and decorate custom unicorn cakes.

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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, Kaysie Lackey
  • 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

Make any celebration feel like magic as you create an unforgettable unicorn design with a custom cake structure! Learn how, alongside world-renowned cake artist Kaysie Lackey. Start by learning to create an armature that can support cakes designed for any four-legged creature. Next, learn Kaysie's simple and methodical techniques for carving and sculpting your own amazing unicorn cake. Use a "magic mix" of fondant and modeling chocolate to easily and seamlessly cover every curve and angle of your cake. Then, give your design personality with sweet facial features, a sparkling unicorn horn, and a vibrant mane and tail. Finish your unicorn with airbrushed color, dappled details and vibrant coconut "grass"!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Building the Armature
Meet your instructor, cake designer Kaysie Lackey, as you dive into the fundamental steps to start your four-legged creation. Kaysie shows you how to make a base out of plywood and fondant, and shares step-by-step instructions for creating an armature out of pipes, flanges and connecting pieces.
2. Stacking & Carving
3. Finishing the Figure
4. Covering
5. Head & Facial Features
6. Mane, Tail & Coloring
7. Finishing Touches & Business Considerations

Taught by

Kaysie Lackey
Kaysie Lackey
Kaysie Lackey is the owner of The People's Cake in Seattle, Washington. In 2014, she was honored as one of Brides magazine's top 100 Cake Decorators in the U.S., as well as one of Martha Stewart’s top 63 pastry professionals. Kaysie is a three-time champion of Food Network's Last Cake Standing, and her work can be found in magazines including Cake Masters, Cake Central, American Cake Decorating and many more. She also enjoys sharing her techniques at cake decorating schools across the globe.

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