Cake Decorating
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Perfect cake layers are as flat as your counter top, but here's the sad truth: they don't magically come out of the oven that way. During baking, cakes usually puff up a bit around the center and come out a little domed.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Join Craftsy expert Rachael Teufel to unlock the magic of smooth, pliable modeling chocolate!
Rachael Teufel
Rachael Teufel
Meet your instructor Beth Somers! Learn the recipe for easy roll-out cookie dough and begin to cut shapes with Beth's expert tips and techniques for perfect designs. Then learn to identify and fix common cookie baking problems, such as spreading dough, burned edges and misshapen cookies.
Make, color, and flavor your best buttercream yet. Plus, learn to ice cakes with super-smooth sides and razor-sharp edges.
Erica O'Brien
Erica O'Brien
Cake artist Rachael Teufel shows you how small cupcakes can make a big impression. Find out how to pipe three classic frosting styles and make a sugar leaf to top them off.
In this lesson, you'll learn to dam your cakes with a solid ganache ring to seal in your delicious filling. Then add a level layer of buttercream and securely stack your cake. You'll also learn when you need to add extra support to your stacked cake with doweling.
Make Swiss meringue buttercream, plus a few flavorful variations, including caramel and browned butter. Then find out how to whip up Joshua's American buttercream and cream cheese frosting.
Make dramatic statements with a single blossom or a few clusters of flowers. James shares his design philosophy and offers tips on placement so that you see flowers from every angle. Learn how to use these techniques on cakes of any size!
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Make a chevron stamp and a lovely sugar flower to decorate the posh Effortless Chevron Cake.
You'll be ready for any holiday party with these adorable snowman cookies. Autumn also shows you a simple way to make run-sugar snowflakes.
Elevate your decorating with in-demand hand-painting techniques, and create cakes that are truly works of art.
Kate  Sullivan
Kate Sullivan
Next, focus on ingredient substitutions as Joshua retrofits a favorite carrot cake recipe to make it vegan. From eggs to butter to sugar, you'll discover healthy vegan alternatives that do the job well, and taste good!
No special pans. No carving skills required. Just a simple rectangular baking dish and a few simple tools are all you'll need to create this cake cutie.
Erin Gardner
Use inspired flavor combinations to make your cakes irresistible. Set yourself apart from other bakers with uniquely delicious offerings.
Jenny McCoy
Jenny McCoy
Colette will show you how to use piping and a paintbrush to create beautiful flowers that look hand-embroidered.
Take your cake decorating skills to the next tier with Colette Peters as you learn cake stacking, inlay techniques and how to make 3-D decorations.
Colette Peters
Colette Peters
Want to score a spot on the nice list? Better bake up these Santa treats!
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Twinkly lights and a hipster snowman cake turn a regular conference room into a festive party. Learn how to roast marshmallows indoors, DIY a donut wall, and paint scenic snowscapes in this wintery episode.
Meet your instructor, Carrie Sellman, founder and editor of The Cake Blog, and discover why taking good photographs is so important. Learn how simple styling, strong composition and smart post-processing launched her career as a blogger and has positively impacted countless cake careers without costing a fortune. Get started building an incredible portfolio, defining your personal photography style, and keeping track of all of your beautiful cakes after they have been eaten.
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Whether they’re posing for a treat or adorning a cake, dogs bring a smile and sense of joy that’s always worth celebrating. Join award-winning sugar artist Etty van Urk, better known as the Cake Dutchess, and learn to make edible canine cake toppers along with some fun accessories such as bones, bandanas and more. Using basic shapes and easy-to-follow techniques, you’ll be able to recreate your favorite doggos for any occasion.
Etty van Urk
Etty van Urk
Bake cakes that fit your lifestyle, whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, or simply averse to specific ingredients.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Decorate adorable cookie collections all year long! Cookie designer Anne Yorks shares her secrets to working with color, texture and font for gorgeous platters that'll delight your guests any time of the year.
Anne Yorks
Anne Yorks
Up your cupcake game with deliciously detailed toppings for awe-inspiring, towering treats.
Jennifer Shea
Jennifer Shea
Discover practical strategies to advance your cake business and surpass your goals!
Michelle  Green
Michelle Green
Bring your favorite Despicable Me characters to life with sweet, irresistible treats.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
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In this Bluprint Original series made in partnership with Michaels, get an inside look at some of our favorite makers — and learn some new techniques along the way.
Michaels + Bluprint
Michaels + Bluprint
Discover simple strategies to elevate your cake decorating business.
Rachael Teufel
Rachael Teufel
Welcome to Man About Cake, a weekly YouTube show full of laughs… and tiers. Kick it with our Caked Crusader, Joshua John Russell.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Welcome to Man About Cake, a weekly YouTube show full of laughs… and tiers. Kick it with our Caked Crusader, Joshua John Russell.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Welcome to Man About Cake, a weekly YouTube show full of laughs… and tiers. Kick it with our Caked Crusader, Joshua John Russell.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Welcome to Man About Cake, a weekly YouTube show full of laughs… and tiers. Kick it with our Caked Crusader, Joshua John Russell.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Welcome to Man About Cake, a weekly YouTube show full of laughs… and tiers. Kick it with our Caked Crusader, Joshua John Russell.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Bake Joshua John Russell’s signature cakes, plus several never-before-seen recipes!
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Welcome to Man About Cake, a weekly YouTube show full of laughs… and tiers. Kick it with our Caked Crusader, Joshua John Russell.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Welcome to Man About Cake, a weekly YouTube show full of laughs… and tiers. Kick it with our Caked Crusader, Joshua John Russell.
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Build your repertoire of make-ahead techniques to create knockout desserts for any occasion.
Gale Gand
Gale Gand
Move beyond buttercream flowers and create lifelike succulents and cacti.
Liz Shim
Liz Shim
Get in the holiday spirit and make a gingerbread house from scratch.
Stephanie Kappel
Stephanie Kappel
Master simple techniques to decorate your most perfect and precise cookies.
Stephanie Kappel
Stephanie Kappel
Cover any cake in fondant — no matter the shape!
Rachael Teufel
Rachael Teufel
Everything you need to start decorating.
Jenny McCoy
Jenny McCoy
Decorate your cakes with delicate (and delicious) piped buttercream designs.
Shannon Bond
Shannon Bond
Join Craftsy expert Rachael Teufel to unlock the magic of smooth, pliable modeling chocolate!
Rachael Teufel
Rachael Teufel
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