Join award-winning decorator Zoë Clark, and capture classic charm in timeless rustic cakes. Find out how to easily enhance the elegance of your designs with everything from enchanting wood textures and exquisite antique detailing to distressed metallic effects, elegant molded embellishments and painted chintz flowers. Zoë will also show you how to bring dramatic contrast and dimension to your work by pairing eye-catching lace and burlap textures. Plus, get step-by-step instruction for finishing designs with unforgettable accents: heart-shaped twig toppers for rustic cakes, dramatic sugar flowers for alluring designs and much more!
Learn Zoë’s versatile approach to appliqué to create beautiful Broderie anglaise (English lace), floral designs and lace borders for multi-tiered lace cakes inspired by bridal fashion. Zoë teaches you how to use brush embroidery and over-piping techniques to add sophistication and texture to your cakes, and the classic British method of covering both a square and round cake in marzipan. You’ll love Zoë’s straightforward teaching style as she shares how to add delicate dimension to all-white wedding cakes and expand the theme to include miniature cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
The beautiful world of crafts offers an endless source of decorating inspiration — unlock it with cake designer Zoë Clark. Mimic the look and feel of four different crewel work stitches as you create vibrant flowers. Achieve all the texture of cross-stitch on cake and cookie designs, even if they need to be finished fast! Bring the classic, comforting appeal of quilted patchwork to your cakes. Use edible icing sheets to create mixed-media flowers, pinwheels, basket weave wraps and more. Work with rice paper as you make blossoms with custom coloring, quilled roses, trellises and fringe grass. Tailor the colorways, themes and complexity of your designs for custom cakes that will be a handmade hit at any event.