Make cake the real star of the table: learn the secrets to make your cakes stand out
Pastry allows us to enter the most artistic and creative area in cooking. For this reason, it’s essential to master the different techniques and processes that underlie the art of pastry.
This online course focuses on learning the main techniques of creative pastry making, with infinite variations on recipes for making beautiful creations with easy-to-perform techniques.
You will find all the tips and advice on how to organize your ingredients and utensils.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- prepare cake bases and fillings from scratch
- master the technique for frosting cakes
- create stunning visual finishes.
What you'll learn
3 projects to master cake decorating techniques with buttercream made from scratch
We will talk about basic ingredients to understand their properties and how to transform them, as well as what can be used as substitutions for each ingredient. We will also learn step-by-step how to make a variety of cake toppings.
The first project covers the watercolor technique. We will apply a beautiful technique using different shades of colors to achieve a marbled finish with highlighted edges dripping in white chocolate.
The second one will demonstrate the Wafer Paper Sail technique. Different techniques achieve an elegant decoration. We will learn two ways to evenly frost a cake with white buttercream, which we’ll then decorate with rice paper figures to suggest movement and dynamism. We’ll also add some chocolate spheres tinged with pearlescence. To finish the design, we will apply accents in edible gold leaf and a golden splash.
Finally we have a cake for soccer fans. We’ll teach you how to model chocolate and how to make grass from buttercream. To finish we will make a sugar paste jersey for a truly unique design.
Who is it for?
No prior knowledge is necessary. You will learn each of the techniques from scratch and you will receive guidance from the beginning so that you can perform them without difficulty and reach your full potential.
What you’ll need
- swivel cake stand
- cardboard base
- acrylic disk
- offset spatula
- acrylic cake scraper
- stand mixer with paddle attachment
- paring knife or scalpel
- turmix / blender / immersion blender
- Wilton 1M nozzle
- piping bag #4
- hair dryer
- brushes and paint brushes
- nitrile gloves
- silicone mat
- smooth baking sheet
- bamboo sticks
- electric kettle or steamer
*Recommended for any of the recipes (though not essential for the course).
He went from studying architecture to becoming a professional chef where he ultimately discovered his passion for cake decorating. Leonardo got his start by teaching himself; today he counts more than 7000 students.
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