Learn How to Decorate a Cake - Introduction to Cake Decorating Zoom

Introduction to Cake Decorating

In this 4-week foundation course, learn baking and cake decorating techniques straight from the pros at the Wilton Test Kitchen. The course begins with a class on how to bake the perfect chocolate cake as well as proper techniques for torting and icing layer cakes. After that, we move on to easy cake decorating techniques, such as making your own buttercream and applying it with a decorating bag, creating a beautiful two tiered fondant cake and making gorgeous drop flowers from royal icing. This information-rich course is perfect for both beginner and seasoned bakers, and by the end of the four weeks, you will have learned everything you need to know to bake and decorate professional-looking cakes with confidence.

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Learn how to:

  • Bake a naked, layered chocolate cake
  • Bke the perfect chocolate cake, torte and ice it with your homemade, velvety buttercream icing
  • Decorate cupcakes with buttercream swirls
  • Fill a decorating bag, use the proper hand positioning for greater control, and adjust consistency to pipe perfect rosettes and classic swirls
  • Make a fondant tiered cake with metallic circles
  • Decorate with fondant: color it, roll it out, cover a two-tiered stacked cake and create geometric fondant cut-outs
  • Make an easy royal icing flower cake
  • Make royal icing from scratch, ice a cake with a free-motion buttercream swirl, and use different decorating tips to make flowers
  • Make drop flowers

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