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Item # 15069974
Instructor : Loren Ebert
$39.99 $24.99
Skill Level 2 : Some experience
Discover tried-and-true decorating techniques for flawless cake designs. Blogger and cake decorator Loren Ebert is your guide throughout this online class. From kitchen knives to fondant rollers and smoothers, you'll learn how to achieve perfectly level cakes, avoid imperfections in your fondant and create swoon-worthy sharp edges every time. Loren shares the secrets to perfect stripes, beautiful waves and clean fondant seams. Plus, learn the ins and outs of using modeling tools for easy flowers and adorable hand-modeled faces. Then, work with extruders, impression mats, cutters and molds to bring eye-catching textures, playful embellishments, and beautiful lettering to every cake you create. You've got the tools, now learn how to use them for designs that always steal the show with their exquisite attention to detail.   Discover tried-and-true decorating techniques for flawless cake designs. Blogger and cake decorator Loren Ebert is your guide throughout this online class. From kitchen knives to fondant rollers and smoothers, you'll learn how to achieve perfectly level cakes, avoid imperfections in your fondant and create swoon-worthy sharp edges every time. Loren shares the secrets to perfect stripes, beautiful waves and clean fondant seams. Plus, learn the ins and outs of using modeling tools for easy flowers and adorable hand-modeled faces. Then, work with extruders, impression mats, cutters and molds to bring eye-catching textures, playful embellishments, and beautiful lettering to every cake you create. You've got the tools, now learn how to use them for designs that always steal the show with their exquisite attention to detail. More
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Discover tried-and-true decorating techniques for flawless cake designs. Blogger and cake decorator Loren Ebert is your guide throughout this online class. From kitchen knives to fondant rollers and smoothers, you'll learn how to achieve perfectly level cakes, avoid imperfections in your fondant and create swoon-worthy sharp edges every time. Loren shares the secrets to perfect stripes, beautiful waves and clean fondant seams. Plus, learn the ins and outs of using modeling tools for easy flowers and adorable hand-modeled faces. Then, work with extruders, impression mats, cutters and molds to bring eye-catching textures, playful embellishments, and beautiful lettering to every cake you create. You've got the tools, now learn how to use them for designs that always steal the show with their exquisite attention to detail. 
 Discover tried-and-true decorating techniques for flawless cake designs. Blogger and cake decorator Loren Ebert is your guide throughout this online class. From kitchen knives to fondant rollers and smoothers, you'll learn how to achieve perfectly level cakes, avoid imperfections in your fondant and create swoon-worthy sharp edges every time. Loren shares the secrets to perfect stripes, beautiful waves and clean fondant seams. Plus, learn the ins and outs of using modeling tools for easy flowers and adorable hand-modeled faces. Then, work with extruders, impression mats, cutters and molds to bring eye-catching textures, playful embellishments, and beautiful lettering to every cake you create. You've got the tools, now learn how to use them for designs that always steal the show with their exquisite attention to detail.
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   Loren Ebert

Cake decorating began as a hobby for Loren Ebert, but quickly transformed into an obsession and a full-time job. Today, she runs a popular Facebook page and writes about cake decorating on her blog, The Baking Sheet. Loren also teaches private and group lessons to decorating enthusiasts of all levels in her Long Island, New York, kitchen.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Cakes or cake dummies covered in fondant
2 . Sifter (or dusting pouch) with powdered sugar and/or corn starch
3 . Sugar glue (a little fondant dissolved in water)
4 . Paint brush
5 . Assorted carving knives
6 . Rolling pin
7 . Fondant smoothers
8 . Wheeled cutters
9 . Craft knives
10 . Modeling tools
11 . Extruder gun and discs
12 . Impression mats
13 . Cookie cutters
14 . Molds
15 . Turntable (or lazy susan)
16 . Edible marker
17 . Cake circles
18 . Plastic wrap
19 . Straight pins
20 . Inside curve edger (for shaped cakes)
21 . Tissue blade
22 . Palette knife (or small offset spatula)
23 . Toothpicks
24 . Tylose

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Carving Knives
00:13:03

Learn which knife works best for trimming cakes and master the movements you need to achieve perfectly level cakes every time. Then, find out how to slice your cakes in half for evenly torted layers and use a steak knife to make precise cuts when carving.

Lesson 2 : Fondant Rolling Pins
00:12:13

In this lesson, explore the different types of rolling pins available and find out which is best for you. Then, learn how to avoid fondant imperfections even before covering a cake and discover the secrets to getting an even thickness on your cakes every time.

Lesson 3 : Fondant Smoothers
00:12:22

Discover the wonderful world of fondant smoothers in this lesson. Learn how they can help you to achieve flawless cakes with perfect sharp edges, and get tips on repairing imperfections in your fondant.

Lesson 4 : Wheeled Cutters
00:08:44

Get comfortable using single-wheeled cutters to create straight or wavy lines and find out how to make multiple strips at once using a multi-wheel cutter.

Lesson 5 : Craft Knives
00:11:57

Loren discusses the various types of craft knives available to you. Master an essential finishing technique for perfect seams and create a custom silhouette using any image you want for a clean, smooth result.

Lesson 6 : Modeling Tools
00:11:46

Explore two quintessential modeling tools in your next lesson. Use the ball tool and the Dresden tool for both flower making and hand-modeling. You'll also find out how to thin or vein your flowers and how to create an adorable hand-modeled face.

Lesson 7 : Extruders
00:11:43

Discover the different styles of extruders available and pick the one that works best for you. Plus, find out how to use a variety of discs for fun embellishments and details in your cakes.

Lesson 8 : Impression Mats & Pins
00:11:05

Learn about a variety of textured impression mats in this lesson. Loren shows you how to apply texture to fondant using impression mats, without sticking or distorting texture, and she demonstrates how to use a textured rolling pin to create a similar effect.

Lesson 9 : Cutters
00:16:23

Achieve clean cuts every time with almost any cutter, including simple, multi-shapes and even plunger cutters, after this lesson. And, get perfect lettering every time with Tap-Its!

Lesson 10 : Molds
00:13:34

In your last lesson, find out how to add dimensional embellishments easily with molds. Master the art of using an onlay mold for a delicate design and use deep molds for impressive results.



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