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Item # 15221260
Instructor : Rachael Teufel
$39.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Learn how to make cake artist Rachael Teufel's organically elegant cakes. Create the geode design that gained so much Internet buzz it was featured on Brides, Country Living and The Huffington Post, to name a few. And discover the secrets to her popular wreath cakes, so you're always serving up the hottest designs around.    Learn how to make cake artist Rachael Teufel's organically elegant cakes. Create the geode design that gained so much Internet buzz it was featured on Brides, Country Living and The Huffington Post, to name a few. And discover the secrets to her popular wreath cakes, so you're always serving up the hottest designs around. More
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Learn how to make cake artist Rachael Teufel's organically elegant cakes. Create the geode design that gained so much Internet buzz it was featured on Brides, Country Living and The Huffington Post, to name a few. And discover the secrets to her popular wreath cakes, so you're always serving up the hottest designs around.  
 Learn how to make cake artist Rachael Teufel's organically elegant cakes. Create the geode design that gained so much Internet buzz it was featured on Brides, Country Living and The Huffington Post, to name a few. And discover the secrets to her popular wreath cakes, so you're always serving up the hottest designs around.
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   Rachael Teufel

Rachael traded a career as a physical therapist for one in cake design and hasn't looked back. In 2006, she started her own company, Intricate Icings Cake Design. Rachael's work can be seen on episodes of "Food Network Challenge," as well as in the pages of magazines such as Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings and The Knot. She was also named one of Martha Stewart Weddings' top pastry pros in the country.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Cake layers
2 . Buttercream
3 . Fondant 
4 . Modeling chocolate
5 . Piping gel
6 . Clear rock candy crystals 
7 . Airbrush color
8 . High-volume alcohol vodka or lemon extract
9 . Gold and silver leaf transfer sheets
10 . Gold luster dust or gold airbrush color 
11 . Gum paste 
12 . Chocolate disks
13 . Petal dusts
14 . Cocoa powder
15 . Crystallized sugar
16 . Corn starch
17 . Edible pearl spray 
18 . Rolling pin
19 . Turntable
20 . Cake leveler or knife
21 . Piping bag and tip for dam when filling
22 . Offset spatulas, small and large
23 . Straight edge (bench scraper)
24 . Paintbrushes
25 . Pointed tool (PME flower/leaf veining tool)
26 . Paring knife
27 . Round foam core boards
28 . 1/4" (6 mm) copper tubing 
29 . Electrical tape
30 . Heavy-duty wire cutters
31 . 18- and 22-gauge paper-covered wires 
32 . Floral tape
33 . Small pointed pliers
34 . Leaf cutters
35 . Leaf impression mold
36 . Petal/teardrop cutters
37 . Wooden skewers

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Geode Cake: Shaping & Covering
00:25:06

Meet cake artist Rachael Teufel and become a confident carver as you create your geode cake's cavern. Learn how this design makes covering a double-barrel cake in fondant a breeze. And, create a realistic modeling chocolate frame for your geode.

Lesson 2 : Geode Cake: Crystals & Coloring
00:20:40

Discover how to adhere rock candy crystals to your cake to build out your beautiful geode. Then, color your crystals a deep amethyst hue using surprisingly simple tools. Plus, finish your cake with ornate gold and silver leaf.

Lesson 3 : Wreath Cake: Pine Cones, Berries & Leaves
00:33:16

Learn how to form and wire elegant pine cones using modeling chocolate and gum paste. Then, create Rachael's simple and versatile snowberries. You'll even find out how to make delicate leaves for stunning nature-inspired cakes.

Lesson 4 : Wreath Cake: Bark & Twigs
00:28:08

Rachael shows you how to create a unique redwood bark texture. Then, she shows you how to make a variety of chocolate twigs that give your cake a natural, elegant feel.

Lesson 5 : Wreath Cake: Antlers Wreath
00:29:45

Work with copper tubing to create a frame for your cake's antlers. Then, learn how to wrap them in modeling chocolate, before adding realistic details by texturing and incorporating the antlers and twigs.

Lesson 6 : Stylized Wreath Cake
00:17:39

Finally, discover how to create a textured brunia berry and make a wired, stylized wreath in a muted color palette. Plus, explore options for anchoring the wreath to the front of your cake, or place it on top with a mini-wreath topper variation.



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