Ethereal Elegance: Bohemian Cake Design
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.
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
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
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.
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.
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.
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.