The Custom Cupcake DVD


Item: W0212R


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: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

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!


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Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

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