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Ethereal Elegance: Bohemian Cake Design

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Item # 15291313
Instructor : Megan Joy
$19.99 $14.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Learn how to create the ethereal cakes popping up on blogs, in magazines and in your client's minds. Trained pastry chef and cake decorator Megan Joy shares her simple techniques for making a feather cake, building organic texture and adding watercolor effects for show-stopping cakes.   Learn how to create the ethereal cakes popping up on blogs, in magazines and in your client's minds. Trained pastry chef and cake decorator Megan Joy shares her simple techniques for making a feather cake, building organic texture and adding watercolor effects for show-stopping cakes. More
Discover the secrets to trend-savvy, Bohemian cake designs!

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Learn how to create the ethereal cakes popping up on blogs, in magazines and in your client's minds. Trained pastry chef and cake decorator Megan Joy shares her simple techniques for making a feather cake, building organic texture and adding watercolor effects for show-stopping cakes. 
 Learn how to create the ethereal cakes popping up on blogs, in magazines and in your client's minds. Trained pastry chef and cake decorator Megan Joy shares her simple techniques for making a feather cake, building organic texture and adding watercolor effects for show-stopping cakes.
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   Megan Joy

Megan Joy received her training from Chicago's prestigious French Pastry School where she trained with notable chefs including Jacquy Pfeiffer, Dimitri Fayard and fellow Craftsy instructor En-Ming Hsu. She has worked under Food Network star Rahm Fama and pastry chef Francois Payard, and served as executive pastry chef at Kelly Liken's namesake restaurant. Today Megan blogs at High Altitude Bakes and consults when she's not creating beautiful Bohemian cakes.

Materials: What you Need

1 . 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) round cake covered in fondant
2 . 6" x 5" (15 cm x 12.5 cm) round cake covered in fondant 
3 . Turntable
4 . Scissors or shears
5 . Tweezers
6 . Latex gloves
7 . Food-safe petal or luster dust (Crystal Colors)
8 . White petal dust
9 . Neutral-tasting, light-colored oil (such as canola or safflower)
10 . Plate or plastic artist’s palette (for mixing colors)
11 . Paintbrushes, ¼" to 1" (6 to 25 mm) wide, one per paint color
12 . High-volume clear alcohol (such as vodka) or lemon extract
13 . 6 ounces (170 g) white fondant (or desired color) 
14 . Elongated petal and leaf cutters in various sizes
15 . Powdered sugar
16 . Shortening
17 . Cel board with ridges
18 . Cel pin
19 . Spring-action mini-scissors
20 . Gum paste modeling board
21 . Small paintbrush or water brush
22 . Airtight container (for storing feathers)
23 . Flowers
24 . 18- or 20-gauge floral wire
25 . Floral tape
26 . Wire cutters
27 . Royal icing

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Watercolor Effects
00:17:47

Meet Megan Joy and learn Megan's special technique for achieving a soft watercolor look on your cakes, without water. Then find out how to use petal dusts to bring your color palette to life. And explore painting and blending techniques for ethereal effects.

Lesson 2 : Sugar Feathers
00:12:26

Create Megan's signature feathers using flower-making tools you already have. Find out how to hand-fringe the barb of each feather and get application and shaping tips for designs full of delicate movement.

Lesson 3 : Fresh Flowers
00:15:37

Stop fearing florals after your next lesson. Megan shows you how to incorporate fresh flowers into your cakes with ease. And find out how to prep, wrap and attach small flowers to your cake for a natural look.

Lesson 4 : Next Steps
00:15:10

Take your new boho-inspired skills up a notch as you experiment with dark colors, metallics and an all-over feather look. Plus get expert tips on using larger fresh flowers on your cakes.



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