• 13:43

    All About Cake Boards

    You have all your supplies ready to tackle that gorgeous cake floating around the internet, but have you thought about what goes underneath all those layers of sugar? These days cakes come in all different shapes and sizes, and one of the most important elements of any cake is the cake board. That’s right, cake…

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  • 8:27

    Cake Pans

    Beginning cake designers have a variety of options when it comes to selecting baking or cake pans. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, depths and materials including metal, stainless steel and silicone. With the right pan, bakers can create anything from a multi-tiered wedding cake to a symmetrical ball or even an intricate…

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  • 5:00

    Cooling and Removing Cakes

    Once you remove your cakes from the oven, it is important to follow proper cooling techniques to ensure your cakes maintain their moisture and desired texture. Without this important step, your cakes can turn gummy, soggy, or even crack and dry out. In this free lesson, cake designer Rachael Teufel shares her tips and tricks…

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  • 10:22

    Crumb Coating

    The crumb coat is the base coat of icing that locks in cake crumbs to create a barrier between the cake and the final coat of icing. It is often an overlooked step of icing a cake, however, without this ever so important layer it would be near impossible to create the pristine buttercream icing…

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  • 11:29

    Final Buttercream Coating

    A smooth buttercream finish with straight sides is the start to almost every cake design. Join cake designer Rachael Teufel as she demonstrates how to final coat a buttercream cake after the crumb coat has been applied. A few basic tools are needed to apply the final buttercream coating: Cake decorating turntable Offset spatula Straight…

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  • 21:07

    How to Cream Sugar & Alternative Sweeteners for Baking

    We have all heard that baking is a science, but do you know how sugar functions in your baked goods? Join pastry chef Colette Christian as she shares everything you need to know about sugar and helps you understand how it effects flavor, color, tenderness, texture, and even the rise of your baked goods. Explore…

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  • 15:09

    Internal Structural Support for Your Cake

    Every cake baker’s worst nightmare is having their beautiful, tiered cake go viral for crashing to the ground. Although a smooth crumb coat, flawless final coat, and beautiful décor are important, nothing is as vital as having the proper structure. Without it, your cake is at risk of sliding, bulging, and collapsing under the pressure…

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  • 5:24

    Prepping Pans

    Preparing your cake pans is a vital step to ensuring your cakes come out of the pan in one piece and don’t end in disaster. In this free video, cake designer Rachael Teufel demonstrates three ways to prep your cakes pans before scooping in any batter. First, she discusses the more traditional and slightly more…

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  • 19:06

    Recipe: Chocolate Cake & Five Flavor Variations

    If you love chocolate, this cake class is a must! Join Jenny McCoy as she whips up a decadent, moist chocolate cake using the easiest cake mixing method available: the all-in-one method. All you need is a large bowl and a whisk to mix up this delicious super dark chocolate cake batter. Along the way,…

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