Online cake decorating classes

I have been cake decorating for over 8 years now, and I LOVE it! One of my favorite things to do teach. It’s one of the reasons I started a blog, I love doing cake tutorials and inspiring you guys to make your own cakes at home. I love making cakes for clients, of course, but what really makes me giddy is when someone sends me a picture of a cake they made for their child!

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I love teaching cake decorating, so if your local to SLC come by Orson Gygi’s, I teach every month and I LOVE it! BUT since not all of you are local (in fact almost none of you, only .5% of my readers are in SLC) I wanted to be able to teach MORE of you. When atly approached me about making online video classes I was SO excited!
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How to cover a cake with Fondant part 1- video series

The questions I get the most often in regards to cake decorating all revolve around fondant! Usually problems people are having with fondant. The key to working with fondant successfully is buying quality fondant to begin with. Your already spending a bit of money making this cake, spending a bit more to buy higher quality is going to make all the difference in the world.

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The most affordable is Wilton, and while they make cake decorating affordable for the at home cook, and I LOVE most of their products I’m NOT a fan of their fondant. Next step up is Duff’s Fondant, which is definitely a huge improvement, but it works best if you slightly warm it in the microwave first. My favorite while still affordable (although more than the other two options) is Satin Ice. It’s my go to for accessibly and quality. And the top tier is Carma Massa Ticino, which if I could find it locally I would for SURE spend the money on. From what I’ve heard it’s no only AMAZING to work with, but tastes incredible too! Fondant that tastes good???? Worth every penny!
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How to frost a cake- video series

It’s time for the next video in our series! How to frost your cake. This is BASIC frosting, nothing fancy. After we finish the basic series we’ll move on to more advanced techniques. I plan on showing you how I “iron” a cake for when I’m not using fondant, along with other frosting idea’s. But for today super basic and fast. Esp for when your covering your cake with fondant (next video!)

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My basic rule for frosting thickness on a cake is about 1/4 inch if your not using fondant. 1/4 inch is always too much for frosting haters and never enough for frosting lovers, but a good in between the two camps. I go even thinner when I’m covering a cake with fondant because if you go to thick the fondant will squeeze out quite a lot of the fondant and you’ll be left with a pillowy soft look instead of nice sharpish corners!
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How to fill a cake- video series

It’s been WAY too long since our last video in my series. It’s taken longer than I thought to get back to editing the videos. Hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll get the rest of the video’s I already filmed edited and posted. It’s funny to see me pregnant again! And I was only about 28 weeks when I made these videos!

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This video is about filing your cake, next week frosting.
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How to cut a cake layer to prepare for frosting- video series

I meant to post this last Wednesday but as previously stated I got a bit caught up in some book series and I kind of lost track of all time! Silly thing is I already had it edited and ready to go, CRAZY! Anyway the plan is to put out a new video every two weeks. I hope it isn’t too slow for you guys and I hope (I hope) someone actually enjoys these and even learns something!

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How to prepare a cake board- video series

One of my goals as a cake decorating blogger is to help YOU be able to make amazing cakes for your parties and kids. It’s the whole reason I started cake decorating- to make my kids cakes. And while I’m happy to make and sell my cakes I charge what my time and talent is worth, and often that’s simply too much for most people. And as much as I enjoy making cakes I prefer making them for my family and friends. So I want to help make cakes so you don’t have to hire someone like me to have a fun centerpiece!

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I was thinking, looking back on some of my long cake based tutorials, that thousands of pictures isn’t always the best way to show a tutorial. SO I’m starting a video series on cake decorating basics. I hope you enjoy it, each video is short, but includes my thoughts and hopefully some tips and tricks that will help you out! Some are more simple than others, but starting with the basics is key to doing better later on. I’ll do 1-2 short videos a month and I hope you enjoy them! My beginning plan (as in I already have the video’s taped, just working on editing them) goes like this:

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