DVD Class

The Perfect Cupcake (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0080Q


Bake and decorate scrumptious cupcakes every time with Trophy Cupcakes owner Jennifer Shea.

Make your cupcakes moist and flavorful with fruit layers, such as caramelized pineapple or a blueberry reduction. Create s’mores cupcakes with graham cracker crusts, luscious lemon cupcakes with shortbread cookie crusts and even blueberry pie cupcakes bursting with bright flavor. Fill luscious lemon meringue cupcakes with lemon curd, and chocolate cupcakes with lavender pastry cream. Whip up Trophy’s famous buttercream, and use it to frost your cupcakes by hand, roll your cupcakes in sprinkles and decorate them with perfectly piped swirls. Plus, amaze your clients with hi-hat cupcakes, lavender crème brûlée cupcakes and more. Deliver incredible cupcakes that make sweet dreams come true.

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

Meet Jennifer & Get Baking (21:54)
Meet your instructor, baker and cupcake shop owner Jennifer Shea, and get started baking the perfect cupcake! Jennifer will walk you through her famous vanilla cupcake recipe, pointing out proper technique and pitfalls along the way. You’ll gain invaluable tips not only for mixing your batter, but for portioning and baking too! Never again will your cupcakes be tough, dry or underdone!

Adding Fruit (16:52)
Take your cupcakes to the next level by adding real fruit flavor. Learn three different methods for adding fruit: mashed into the batter to make moist banana cupcakes, caramelized and layered on the bottom to make delicious piña colada pineapple cupcakes or cooked into a berry compote using fresh or frozen berries to capture the taste of summer!

Adding Texture With Crusts (24:33)
Create cupcakes with crunch as you learn three different crusts to pair with your baked sweets. Learn the importance of and secrets to parbaking as you create a sweet graham cracker crust, a tender shortbread crust and a flaky pie crust. Pick up shortcuts for adding a textured base layer, even when you’re short on time! Then, learn how much batter to add before baking your crusts and cupcakes to perfection.

Creative Fillings (21:04)
Discover delicious, sophisticated fillings as you make a mouth-watering caramel, a sweet and tart lemon curd and a refined lavender pastry cream. Master techniques for cooking sugar, tempering eggs and creating a silky-smooth custard. Then, Jennifer demonstrates four different ways to hollow out and fill a cupcake, all using tools you may already own!

Trophy’s Smooth & Creamy Buttercream (17:07)
Master Trophy Cupcake’s delicious signature buttercream. Learn how properly whip it up into a fluffy “cloud,” as well as how to color and store buttercream if you’re making it in advance. Finally, explore the delicious flavor variations you can create by adding extracts, fresh vanilla beans or even melted chocolate!

Decorating With Buttercream (24:13)
Learn several easy methods for achieving professional-looking results as Jennifer demonstrates how to frost your cupcakes by hand or using a pastry tip. Learn how to edge your cupcakes with sanding sugar or sprinkles, how to make domed cupcakes by hand or by rolling in sprinkles and how to tint sanding sugar any color you can image. Then, gain confidence using a piping tip to create low and high swirls as well as rosettes and ruffles!

Creative Icing Techniques (26:59)
Delve into advanced decorating techniques as you learn how to toast meringue swirls and make truly creative hi-hat cupcakes topped with a swirl of silky meringue and dipped in rich chocolate ganache. You’ll learn the proper method as Jennifer shares her tips and advice for keeping your hi-hats in place. Then, learn Jennifer’s own method for making crème brûlée cupcakes, complete with a baked custard layer topped with crisp caramelized sugar!

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 Perfect Cupcake - Recipes and Supplies


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.