• 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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  • 13:07

    Chocolate Bark

    Chocolate bark is an incredibly fun, delicious, and easy way to elevate any cake design and really let your creativity shine! The best part? With chocolate bark you don’t need to be an expert cake decorator to make a show-stopping cake! In fact, this is a lesson the whole family can enjoy. Check out creative…

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  • 12:56

    How to Use Cake Combs

    Using a cake or icing comb is an easy way to transform your next buttercream cake! They are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, patterns, and materials that can easily create symmetrical designs with one or multiple colors of buttercream. Follow along with cake designer Rachael Teufel as she introduces you to the…

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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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  • 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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  • 16:26

    Cutting & Glazing Fresh Fruit

    Utilizing fresh fruit is not only beautiful, but it’s a delicious way to adorn any fresh cake. From small, delicate berries, to figs and larger tropical fruits, the colors and design options are endless. In this lesson, cake designer Rachael Teufel shares her tips and tricks on creating visually appealing fresh fruit arrangements. While Rachael…

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  • 4:50

    How to Fill & Secure a Piping Bag

    Filling a piping bag seems easy until you realize your buttercream has gotten everywhere… except inside your piping bag. Don’t miss cake designer Rachael Teufel’s free tips and tricks on how to fill up a piping bag and secure it without all the hassle or mess. In this short video, Rachael demonstrates a two-handed technique…

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  • 11:45

    Using Nuts, Spices & Salt for Better Baking

    Explore how to boost the flavor of your baked goods with nuts, salt, spices, and vanilla in this lesson with pastry chef Colette Christian. Nuts are a wonderful ingredient to add texture and flavor to your recipes. Colette covers everything you need to know from buying and storing nuts to keep them from going rancid…

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  • 9:51

    Making & Filling Parchment Bags

    There are a variety of different styles and sizes of piping bags available to cake designers—everything from disposable plastic bags to more eco-friendly canvas bags and paper cones. In this video, cake designer Rachael Teufel demonstrates how to create one of the simplest tools out of an item you likely already have in your kitchen:…

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