• 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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  • 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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  • 5:35

    Wrapping and Storing Cakes

    Don’t waste time aerating, mixing, and baking beautiful cakes for them only to dry out and become flavorless while decorating and storing. In this free lesson, cake designer Rachael Teufel explains the big impact storage can have on your finished product. After your cakes have cooled, Rachael shows you how she wraps them to store…

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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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  • 5:10

    Drip Decor

    Drip decor is a popular and eye-catching design that appears as if the frosting is melting off the top edge like an iconic hot fudge sundae. They can be created with a number of sauces like caramel, chocolate ganache, or even with colorful candy melts. Join cake designer Rachael Teufel in the kitchen as she…

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  • 10:51

    Trimming and Leveling Cake Layers

    Have you ever noticed that two cakes baked in identical cake pans in the same oven can vary in shape and size? Everything from uneven rises with domes and sinking middles to shrunken and bulging sides and edges can occur. In order to end with a perfectly iced cake, it’s important to start with level…

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  • 12:10

    Stacking and Trimming Cake Layers

    Hiding underneath those perfect buttercream and fondant coatings lies beautiful layers of cakes, buttercream, and silky fillings. However, in order to achieve a smooth cake with a level top and straight sides, you must first start with a properly stacked and trimmed cake. Head into the kitchen with cake designer Rachael Teufel as she teaches…

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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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  • 13:35

    Using Fresh Flowers as Decor

    Fresh flowers are an easy way to elevate any cake design! In this lesson, cake designer Rachael Teufel proves that you don’t have to be a florist to create beautiful and safe arrangements on your next cake. Rachael steps you though how she selects a variety of blooms of different sizes, heights and textures to…

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