Online cake decorating classes

I have been cake decorating for over 8 years now, and I LOVE it! One of my favorite things to do teach. It’s one of the reasons I started a blog, I love doing cake tutorials and inspiring you guys to make your own cakes at home. I love making cakes for clients, of course, but what really makes me giddy is when someone sends me a picture of a cake they made for their child!

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How to cover a cake with Fondant part 1- video series

The questions I get the most often in regards to cake decorating all revolve around fondant! Usually problems people are having with fondant. The key to working with fondant successfully is buying quality fondant to begin with. Your already spending a bit of money making this cake, spending a bit more to buy higher quality is going to make all the difference in the world.

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The most affordable is Wilton, and while they make cake decorating affordable for the at home cook, and I LOVE most of their products I’m NOT a fan of their fondant. Next step up is Duff’s Fondant, which is definitely a huge improvement, but it works best if you slightly warm it in the microwave first. My favorite while still affordable (although more than the other two options) is Satin Ice. It’s my go to for accessibly and quality. And the top tier is Carma Massa Ticino, which if I could find it locally I would for SURE spend the money on. From what I’ve heard it’s no only AMAZING to work with, but tastes incredible too! Fondant that tastes good???? Worth every penny!
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How to frost a cake- video series

It’s time for the next video in our series! How to frost your cake. This is BASIC frosting, nothing fancy. After we finish the basic series we’ll move on to more advanced techniques. I plan on showing you how I “iron” a cake for when I’m not using fondant, along with other frosting idea’s. But for today super basic and fast. Esp for when your covering your cake with fondant (next video!)

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My basic rule for frosting thickness on a cake is about 1/4 inch if your not using fondant. 1/4 inch is always too much for frosting haters and never enough for frosting lovers, but a good in between the two camps. I go even thinner when I’m covering a cake with fondant because if you go to thick the fondant will squeeze out quite a lot of the fondant and you’ll be left with a pillowy soft look instead of nice sharpish corners!
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