Online Class

Vintage Cake Design: Sculpting & Stenciling


Make a striking birdcage cake as you create antique textures, details and colors with Lindy Smith's carving, stenciling and hand-painting techniques.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Lindy Smith
  • 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 an heirloom-inspired cake with guidance from international cake decorating sensation Lindy Smith. You'll make elegant cake boards, carve precise hexagonal cakes and a rounded cake dome, and cover it all seamlessly in fondant. Then, learn accessible techniques for painting an easy, exquisite background onto your cake, and using stencils and royal icing to make borders of detailed "bronze" motifs. Lindy will also teach you to create perfect lines of fondant for the structure and bars of your bird cage without piping. Plus, you'll hand-paint the birdcage structure for an alluring antique effect, and top it all off with a singing bird and a cake topper made from pastillage.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Lindy and get started prepping, covering and embossing your cake board.
2. Creating & Stenciling the Large Baseboard
3. Carving the Birdcage Cake
4. Covering the Cake with Buttercream & Fondant
5. Painting & Stenciling the Cake
6. Adding the Cage's Structure
7. Making the Bird, Notes & Topper
8. The Finishing Touches

Taught by

Lindy Smith
Lindy Smith
A prolific and high-profile cake artist in the U.K., Lindy Smith has been working in the sugarcraft industry for over 20 years. She teaches classes all over the world, has written 12 incredibly popular books, including her most recent, The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible. Lindy's passion and talent for teaching are evident in her enthralling, easy-to-follow classes.
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