Chic Techniques for Couture Designs
Why just make a cake when you can make a statement? "The Caketress" Lori Hutchinson returns to share even more fashion cake ideas for designs that would be at home in the most elite shops of Paris!
Lori Hutchinson earned her title as "The Caketress" from her opulent, haute couture cake designs. Her work has been praised in Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides Magazine, and she has appeared on a variety of television shows, including The Food Network Challenge and the Marilyn Denis Show in Canada. Lori believes that every cake should be one of a kind, and she teaches her couture decorating style all around the world.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet cake couturier Lori Hutchinson and begin class by learning how to create dynamic inspiration boards. Then find out how to sketch designs and use project worksheets that help you design any cake you can imagine.
Find out how to make and attach some of fashion's most iconic fabrics, knife pleats, box pleats and ruffles. Lori also shows you how to get the looks you love for less.
Master working with draped fondant fabric in this lesson. Lori shows you how to create the draped folded pleat, a cascade ruffle and a gathered fabric look. Plus, Lori shares her secret to ruched fabric that comes together in a snap.
Channel your inner fabric designer! Lori shows you how to add pattern to your fondant, and you'll whip up an oversized bow that always demands attention.
Learn how to add a dramatic appliqué effect using a traditional brush embroidery technique. Then discover how to accessorize your cakes with molded studs, sugar pearls, gems and more. Lori also shares her final techniques for creating dazzling sugar pearls.
Make any flower high fashion, whether it's pre-made or handmade. In your final lesson, Lori shows you how to use sugar lace to create a fantasy flower. And you'll create a dramatic rosette from delicate ruffled fabric.