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Online Class

Startup Library: Cake Decorating

$59.99$69.99

Everything you need to start decorating.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 13 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, recipes and guides for transporting and serving your cakes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jenny McCoy

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

Ready to sweeten up your skills? Explore the sugar art of cake decorating with Jenny McCoy as your expert guide. In this comprehensive beginner’s class, you’ll learn how to bake and construct a variety of one-tiered frosted cakes with professional-quality results. Along the way, discover essential tools, materials and techniques, including fondant and buttercream, sugar flowers, piping, hand modeling and much more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Cake Decorating
07:36
Ground yourself in the fundamentals of cake decorating as Jenny discusses the elements that make up a decorated cake. Discover a few basic tools, plus the timeline for making your first cake!
2. How to Bake a Cake
19:10
3. Making Swiss Meringue Buttercream
12:10
4. Constructing a Single-Tier Cake
52:13
5. Buttercream: Textured Finishes
07:11
6. Buttercream: Preparing to Pipe
23:18
7. Buttercream: Simple Designs & Borders
45:51
8. Buttercream: Piped Roses & Leaves
18:48
9. Fondant: Handling & Coloring
16:09
10. Fondant: Rolling Out & Covering a Cake
34:13
11. Fondant: Cutouts
23:14
12. Fondant: 3-D Roses
39:15
13. What's Next: Design Ideas & Inspiration
04:07

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Taught by

Jenny McCoy
Jenny McCoy
As a pastry chef with more than 10 years of experience in some of the country's finest kitchens, Jenny McCoy has learned to transform classic techniques into inventive and exceptional desserts, many of which you'll find in her book, Desserts for Every Season. Jenny's philosophy on baking is simple: By combining the best ingredients available and a personal creative touch, anyone can expand their repertoire to create expertly refined recipes and original pastries with ease. A truly approachable expert, Jenny's detailed lessons are both inviting and inspiring.

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