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Cake Decorating For Fun and Profit

Cake Decorating Course from a National Award Winning baker with over 30 years of cake decorating experience!
Instructor:
Jodi Schweiss
2,132 students enrolled
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The purpose of this fun course is to introduce you to the equipment, recipes, and basic techniques used in cake decorating.

WHY TAKE THIS CAKE DECORATING COURSE?

You may want to create a cake for a birthday party, an anniversary, a
graduation, or other special occasion, or maybe you would like to acquire the
skills on which to build a new business. I have trained beginner and
professional cake decorators alike for many years . . . my online cake decorating
classes
is in easy step-by-step segments.

It doesn't matter if you’re new to cake decorating or have been
struggling with cake decorating for longer than you’d like to admit . . . not
to worry!

My Cake
Decorating course will help you to create a work of art on a buttercream canvas that will
astonish your family and friends. Your cakes will be quite the talk, and you
may soon be the official cake decorator of choice for all who have seen your
delicious and colorful creations.

I will teach you the basic skills needed to do any cake from your own
kitchen. Don’t pay those expensive bakery prices when you can create your own
beautiful centerpieces at home.  Bakeries
must incorporate all their overhead costs in creating their decorated cakes and
pass those costs on to you. Cut out those extra costs, and let this course save
you money and at the same time SIMPLIFY cake decorating . . . a more rewarding
way to spend your time . . . and have fun doing it . . . let's play!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
IN
THESE ONLINE CAKE DECORATING CLASSES

In this cake decorating course, you will learn how to get started . . .  the equipment you will need, where to buy
special decorating tools and supplies and how to prepare the cakes that you will
be decorating.

I will be your instructor. I have developed step-by-step lessons that
will have you quickly decorating like a pro with minimum time and expense.

I am a National Award Winning, third generation, baker with over 30
years of decorating experience and has trained scores of professionals in the
cake decorating industry.

My motto is "Simplify." 
My methods of instruction make it very easy to learn, and my warm,
friendly style makes even the most challenging tasks fun and easy.

This course provides the simple techniques needed to prepare a cake for
decorating much like an artist would prepare a canvas on which to paint.

We will start with the Fundamentals to provide you with the background
needed to create any of the special cakes presented in my step-by-step
specialized cake decorating demonstration/lectures.

My Cake Decorating Course allows you to learn at your own pace and in
your own kitchen. I demonstrate the creation of cakes often costing less than
$10 to make that would sell for as much as $40 – $80 at a  high end bakery or grocery store.

Just imagine the response you will get when you offer your professional
styled cake at the next family celebration. 
You and your astonishing edible creation will be the talk of the party.
You will soon be creating Princess Doll cakes, cute little Baby Bear cakes,
seasonal holiday cakes, . . . watch each cake creation as a separate
easy-to-follow demonstration.

This course is the first step into the exciting and rewarding world of
cake decorating and design. .

STUDENT BONUS

As an
enrolled student of this course, you will be notified of additional cake
decorating demonstration/lectures as they are added. You will learn fresh ideas
and techniques from these newly added demonstration/lectures at no additional
cost to you.

Fundamentals

1
Baking The Cake

Baking The Cake . . .  Use your favorite cake recipe or favorite cake mix. The icing and filler you use will be important  in determining  the taste and texture of the cake. 

Be sure to generously grease and flour your baking pan so the cake does not stick to the pan.

Buttercream Icing . . . Buttercream is made from powdered sugar, shortening (the shortening WITH trans fats works best because, although trans fats are bad for your arteries, they are good for your icing and make the icing a lot less greasy),  butter flavor, vanilla, salt and water. Some bakeries use numoline or ”inverted sugar”  as a secret ingredient to perfect icing. All buttercream icing contains the same few ingredients. You should experiment until you find your favorite mix.

2
Removing Cakes From Pans . . .

Removing Cakes from Pans . . . Allow baked cakes  to cool for a few minutes (three to five) in pan.   While your cake is still warm, cover with a floured cutting board, flip the cake, tap the pan on the bottom to remove the cake from the pan.   Allow the cake to cool on the cutting board.  This process will give you a perfectly level cake on both sides. 

3
Decorating - Getting Started

Getting Started . . . In this lesson, I recommend an assortment of pans, spatulas and other equipment needed to begin your cake decorating endeavor. I reinforce my motto, “Simplify,” by suggesting that you begin with just a few basic tools and add to your collection of equipment as you take on more decorating projects and develop your decorating skills. In addition, in each of my lessons, I identify each piece of equipment needed to make the special cake covered in that lesson. 

In the supplemental pages for this lesson, I have listed a number of tools that may be included in a basic starter kit for cake decorating. They may be purchased at hobby or specialty stores as well as at some major discount stores. 

4
Decorator Bags
Filling The Decorator Bag . . .  There are three types of decorator bags available for cake decorating: canvas, plastic and paper.   In this lesson, I will show you how to fill and use them.
5
Folding A Parchment Bag
6
Decorator TIps

Decorator Tips . . .  A number of decorating tips are used to create plain and fancy borders, including grass and leaf designs. The rule of thumb to follow in creating successful borders is to be consistent in squeezing out the icing and to pull the icing border towards you with the tip just a fraction of an inch above the cake’s surface. And, as with any new skill you desire to master…Practice…Practice…Practice.

7
Coloring The Buttercream Icing

Coloring The Buttercream Icing . . . Paste or gel  color kits are recommended because they are concentrated, last longer, render truer colors, and do not dilute the icing.  These color kits are available at your local craft store or cake decorating store. Purchase the primary colors, as well as black and brown. With this combination of paste colors, a variety of shades can be created.  If paste dries up, use glycerine to thin; do not use water.

Using a toothpick, dip into the color of choice and gently swirl into the buttecream icing. 

Using your spatula, blend the color into the icing until you obtain the desired color and consistency.  If the color is not the correct shade, use a fresh toothpick to add more color.  Keep in mind  the color intensity will increase a couple of hours after mixing.

Be sure to mix enough icing of a color to complete your project.  Matching colors with a new batch of icing can be difficult.

8
Borders
Borders . . . In this video, Jodi uses a number of decorating tips to create plain and fancy borders, including grass and leaf designs. The rule of thumb to follow in creating successful borders is to be consistent in squeezing out the icing and to pull the icing border towards you with the tip just a fraction of an inch above the cake’s surface. And, as with any new skill you desire to master…Practice…Practice…Practice.
9
Gerber Daisy Demonstration
Gerber Daisy Cake . . .  This video contains short segments of Jodi demonstrating an easy way to decorate a round cake that will look as elaborate as those from a high end bakery. She uses only two cake tips in this video: Tip #79 for the petals and Tip #233 for the center of the daisy.  Her method of instruction is setp-by-step, easy to follow, and allows the viewers to learn at their own speed. 
10
Working With Fondant

Fondant . . .  You have seen wedding cakes with smooth, almost perfect icing. That look is made possible with the use of a substance known as fondant.  Fondant can be rolled and draped over a cake or even poured over a cake as a liquid. It is fondant that gives a cake a smooth, professional appearance. Fondant keeps a cake moist longer and also gives the cake a distinctive flavor and texture.

It is possible to make fondant from scratch in your kitchen, but it is difficult to make correctly. Jodi, as well as most bakers, buys the pre-made fondant from a craft store or baking supply store. Most commonly, pre-made fondant comes ready to use in a sealed container.  When compared to home-made fondant,  ready-made fondant is cheap, quick, and easy to use.

11
Fundamentals - Full Lecture

Hat & Purse Cake

1
Hat and Purse Cake Project
2
Covering The Board
3
Adding The Cake
4
Combing The Cake
5
Finishing The Hat
6
Applying The Ribbon
7
Making The Bow
8
Making The Purse
9
Making The Handle
10
Icing The Hat
11
Decorating The Purse
12
Finishing Touches
13
Applying The Handle
14
Hat & Purse Cake - Full Lecture

"I Love You" Heart Shaped Cake

1
Heart 01
2
Heart 02
3
Heart 03
4
Heart 04
5
Heart 05
6
Heart 06
7
Heart 07
8
Heart Full Lecture

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Centerpiece Cake

1
Pumpkin Intro
2
Pumpkin 01
3
Pumpkin 02
4
Pumpkin 03
5
Pumpkin 04
6
Pumpkin 05
7
Pumpkin 06
8
Pumpkin 07
9
Pumpkin 08
10
Pumpkin 09
11
Pumpkin 10
12
Pumpkin Full Lecture

Holiday Season Wreath Cake

1
Wreath Intro
2
Wreath 01
3
Wreath 02
4
Wreath 03
5
Wreath 04
6
Wreath 05
7
Wreath 06
8
Wreath 07
9
Wreath Full Lecture

Fondant Gift Cake

1
Fondant Gift Cake 01
2
Fondant Gift Cake 02
3
Fondant Gift Cake 03
4
Fondant Gift Cake 04
5
Fondant Gift Cake 05
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Fondant Gift Cake 06
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Fondant Gift Cake 07
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Fondant Gift Cake 08
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Fondant Gift Cake 09
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Fondant Gift Cake 10
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Fondant Gift Cake 11
12
Fondant Gift Cake 12
13
Fondant Gift Cake Full Lecture

Floral Basket Cake

1
Floral Basket Cake Project

Teddy Bear Cake

1
Teddy Bear Cake Project

The Wedding Tier

1
The Wedding Tier - Part 1
2
The Wedding Tier - Part 2

Quick Tips

1
Smoothing The Icing
2
Folding a Parchment Bag
3
Borders
4
Sculpting The Icing Rose
5
Creating A Fondant Rose
6
Creating A Fondant Calility
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