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Elegant Techniques for Flawless Cakes

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Item # 15183908
Instructor : Helen Mansey
$39.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Learn techniques for clean, consistent, elegant celebration cakes. Professional cake decorator Helen Mansey starts by revealing the importance of using ganache under fondant for a beautiful finish and sharp edges. And, discover how to expertly troubleshoot broken ganache. Then, learn the key to creating a perfect ganache shell and find out how to apply fondant smoothly to get razor-sharp edges. You won't believe how professional your cakes will look! Next up, find out how to transfer any design onto your cake using an embosser. And, experiment with pressure piping and over-piping techniques to create custom messages on your cakes for meaningful results. Finally, learn how to create and attach delicate lace pieces to any cake, and make an elegant topper using pastillage.   Learn techniques for clean, consistent, elegant celebration cakes. Professional cake decorator Helen Mansey starts by revealing the importance of using ganache under fondant for a beautiful finish and sharp edges. And, discover how to expertly troubleshoot broken ganache. Then, learn the key to creating a perfect ganache shell and find out how to apply fondant smoothly to get razor-sharp edges. You won't believe how professional your cakes will look! Next up, find out how to transfer any design onto your cake using an embosser. And, experiment with pressure piping and over-piping techniques to create custom messages on your cakes for meaningful results. Finally, learn how to create and attach delicate lace pieces to any cake, and make an elegant topper using pastillage. More
Set your cakes apart with simple techniques for flawless, professional-quality results that delight and impress your clients.

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Learn techniques for clean, consistent, elegant celebration cakes. Professional cake decorator Helen Mansey starts by revealing the importance of using ganache under fondant for a beautiful finish and sharp edges. And, discover how to expertly troubleshoot broken ganache. Then, learn the key to creating a perfect ganache shell and find out how to apply fondant smoothly to get razor-sharp edges. You won't believe how professional your cakes will look! Next up, find out how to transfer any design onto your cake using an embosser. And, experiment with pressure piping and over-piping techniques to create custom messages on your cakes for meaningful results. Finally, learn how to create and attach delicate lace pieces to any cake, and make an elegant topper using pastillage. 
 Learn techniques for clean, consistent, elegant celebration cakes. Professional cake decorator Helen Mansey starts by revealing the importance of using ganache under fondant for a beautiful finish and sharp edges. And, discover how to expertly troubleshoot broken ganache. Then, learn the key to creating a perfect ganache shell and find out how to apply fondant smoothly to get razor-sharp edges. You won't believe how professional your cakes will look! Next up, find out how to transfer any design onto your cake using an embosser. And, experiment with pressure piping and over-piping techniques to create custom messages on your cakes for meaningful results. Finally, learn how to create and attach delicate lace pieces to any cake, and make an elegant topper using pastillage.
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Instructor
   Helen Mansey

Helen Mansey's background in fashion design and cookery were the keys to fueling the conception of her successful wedding cake business, Bellissimo Cakes. She is a regular contributor to Wedding Cakes, Cakes & Sugarcraft and Bake School magazines, and she served as a contributing author to "The Gourmand Best UK Cookbook for Professionals 2014." She is the author of "Bellissimo Wedding Cakes" and creator of Bellissimo Flexi Smoothers, a cake smoother set for producing crisp edges on cakes. Helen also teaches at Squires Kitchen International School in Surrey.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Offset spatulas, small and large
2 . Small paintbrush
3 . Rulers
4 . Tilting turntable
5 . Piping bags and piping tips
6 . Nontoxic glue 
7 . Thermometer
8 . Hand blender 
9 . Cake boards
10 . Pastry brush
11 . 6" (15 cm) ganache scraper
12 . Card stock
13 . Compass
14 . Cake leveler
15 . Rolling pins
16 . Fondant smoothers
17 . Pizza cutter
18 . Icing sugar shaker
19 . Acupuncture needle
20 . Nonstick board
21 . Clear glaze spray
22 . Plexliglas 
23 . Food color
24 . Piping gel
25 . Cake separators
26 . Protractor
27 . Cellophane
28 . Sandpaper
29 . Clear tape 
30 . Cake drum 
31 . Bamboo skewers
32 . Pruning shears
33 . Scalpel/craft knife
34 . Bead mold 
35 . Sterile disposable nail files

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Making Perfect Ganache
00:14:29

Begin by learning the importance of using ganache under fondant for a flawless finish and super-sharp edges. Then, find out how to keep chocolate within temper when melting, for ganache that consistently sets up smooth and firm. Plus, get troubleshooting tips for saving your ganache if it becomes separated.

Lesson 2 : Torting, Filling & Crumb Coating
00:16:50

Discover how to trim your cakes, the key to creating a perfect shell of ganache. Then, Helen demonstrates how to stack and fill your cake with buttercream without affecting the integrity of the ganache. And, find out how to apply a perfectly smooth foundation layer of ganache in preparation for a beautiful layer of fondant.

Lesson 3 : Achieving a Sharp Fondant Edge
00:13:07

Get expert tips for preparing your ganache-covered cake for fondant. Then, Helen demonstrates how to apply fondant smoothly, to avoid tearing or pleating. And, learn how to achieve a professional finish and sharp edges using Helen's specially designed flexi-smoothers.

Lesson 4 : Embossed Designs
00:14:21

Find out how to transfer any design onto a cake using an embosser created by piping onto acrylic. Plus, experiment with using embossers to imprint the cake with your design, whether embossing a single image or a repeating design.

Lesson 5 : Perfect Piping Techniques
00:17:36

Helen shows you how to pipe and over-pipe precise letters for meaningful personalized messages. Master pressure-piping techniques for beautiful flowers, leaves and even quilled textures. And, use brush embroidery on repeating lace designs.

Lesson 6 : Lace
00:24:01

Expertly create delicate lace pieces for your cake and make custom formers to shape your lace prior to piping. Plus, find out how to attach each piece of lace to your cake for a polished look.

Lesson 7 : "Love" Topper
00:10:59

Finally, Helen shows you how to make an elegant cake topper using pastillage. Then, cut out letters for an on-trend, custom topper, and add dimension to your cakes with molded beads.



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