Online Class

The Art of Painted Cakes


Elevate your decorating with in-demand hand-painting techniques, and create cakes that are truly works of art.

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What You Get

  • 5 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • 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.


With three illustrative projects, cake designer Kate Sullivan guides you through her favorite design-transfer and hand-painting techniques. Learn to emboss, over-pipe and paint cakes for a striking combination of color and depth. Blur the line between painting and sculpture with multi-dimensional sugarwork. Paint any pattern you desire using the pencil design-transfer technique. Plus, create a vibrant fusion of colors with the wet-in-wet, tie-dye painting method. You'll even learn to tailor your results using different styles and metallic pigments. Trends come and go, but cake art is forever. Hand paint coveted cakes with rich color and imagery using accessible techniques.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Cake-Painting Possibilities
Meet your instructor, Kate Sullivan, owner of the New York studio Cake Power. Find your design inspiration, gather your tools and get ready to make three unique cakes.
2. Embossing: The Royal Icing Stamp
3. Painting the Koi Cake
4. The Cascading Circles Cake
5. The Tie-Dye Cake

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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