DVD Class

The Custom Cupcake (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0143Q


Build your own dazzling designer cupcakes with online video lessons from Trophy Cupcakes owner Jennifer Shea. Start by using great cupcake recipes to create a variety of cake bases, and make them more memorable with sweet-and-salty crusts, candy mix-ins and fun surprises. Next, get step-by-step guidance for creating traditional Swiss meringue buttercream and stabilized whipped cream frostings. Move on to making luscious chocolate ganache, dreamy dulce de leche and rich German chocolate fillings. Then, turn your cupcakes into eye-candy with marvelous multicolored swirls, gorgeous piped flowers, chocolate toppers in any shape, edible crystallized flowers and more. Plus, learn Jennifer’s tips for finding flavor inspiration and creating one-of-a-kind cupcakes.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Introduction & Oil-Based Cupcakes (21:35)
Meet Jennifer Shea, author, business owner and expert baker who can show you how to make the cupcakes of your dreams. First, Jennifer explains why you need to add an oil-based cupcake to your repertoire and then takes you through the steps to make perfect chocolate and red velvet cupcakes.

Creative Additions (24:47)
Surprise your guests with innovative and delicious additions to your cupcake bases. Jennifer walks you through some quick and easy variations, whether you want to add a sweet-and-salty crust, candy mix-in or even a surprising heart shape baked right inside your cupcake!

Flavorful Frostings (18:25)
Cupcake creativity doesn’t need to be limited to what goes inside. Jennifer shows you how a little outside-the-box thinking can go a long way as she introduces a number of flavorful frostings. Start with a traditional Swiss meringue buttercream and stabilized whipped cream, then raid your pantry for delicious flavor alternatives.

Flavorful Fillings (15:01)
A great filling is all about the consistency: Not too thin, not too thick and not too sweet. Watch as Jennifer makes a chocolate ganache before moving on to her all-time favorite: dulce de leche, which she then turns into a delectable German chocolate cake filling.

Frosting Work (21:38)
Now that you know what goes in your cupcake, it’s time to get decorating. Learn how to create beautiful piped flowers, multicolored frosting swirls and even brush embroidery. With Jennifer as a guide, you’ll soon discover that the most complicated looking designs are well within your reach.

Creative Toppings (16:12)
Complete your cupcake designs with a variety of creative toppings. Watch and learn Jennifer’s technique for adding everything from drizzled fruit and soda syrups to hand-piped chocolate toppers in any shape or script. You’ll even learn how to make edible crystallized flowers!

Building Flavors (16:46)
Pull from the techniques you’ve learned to build your own custom cupcake! Discover how to create mouthwatering desserts based on favorite flavors, such as Jennifer’s mocha cupcake inspired by a frozen coffee drink. Embrace the creative baker inside and see how inventive you can get!

Your Instructor

Jennifer Shea

A lifelong baker and party-maker, Jennifer Shea began winning accolades for her desserts at age 8. She went on to found Seattle’s Trophy Cupcakes and Party in 2007 with her husband. Jennifer and her desserts have appeared on “The Martha Stewart Show.” Her cupcakes have also been featured in Vanity Fair and Sunset magazines, as well as on the Food Network. Trophy now has five bustling locations in the Seattle area, where Jennifer lives with her family and loves to makes every day feel like a party!

Bonus Materials

The Custom Cupcake - Supplies and Recipes


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.