Naturally Elegant Cake Designs
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.
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
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.