Monday, August 5, 2013

Craftsy Class Review: Classic Car, Timeless Techniques

Classic Cars, Timeless Techniques goes over one specific car cake and shows you the entire process step by step. This class is taught by Mike McCarey of Mike's Amazing Cakes, and is well worth paying full price for it.

I reviewed another one of his classes previously, and I wasn't as impressed by it because it was mistitled. However, this class gives you the entire process that you'll need to replicate the car cake, or use the same techniques to make any other car.

The class is EXTREMELY long, but it goes through a lot of material. It just about killed me trying to stay awake during the section on making the tires because seriously, I'm not that interested in cars anyway. The amount of detail that goes into the cake that he made is impressive, so if you're trying to do a cake that's really detailed this will help. If you're trying to make something that's less detailed you can just skip some of the specific steps, and you might not need to use them anyway.

I've made several car cakes and this class was still good to watch, since it's good to see how things can be done in different ways.

So here's my final review:
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Equipment You Have To Have: Lots of things, check the class list before starting.
Sleep-Inducing Level: Very high due to the level of detail demonstrated.
What It Assumes You Already Know: Basic skills like icing a cake and covering it in fondant.
Unnecessary Difficulty Level Of Methods Demonstrated: It was all pretty straightforward.
Annoying Host Habits: He tries to be too amusing during the parts that don't have him demonstrating something, but when he's working he's very efficient and doesn't waste time, which is good.
Level of Helpful Hints Learned: Anyone could benefit from this class, even if they've done car cakes before.


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Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC,  online cake supplies at  www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com

5 comments:

k parker said...

Kara, do you sell a car cake tutorial on etsy? Thanks

Kara Buntin said...

I don't, and after seeing this class I probably wouldn't try to make one. Seriously, buy the class, because it's so detailed and you get so much information you'll be able to make any car you want to by using the methods he teaches.

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Chanei said...

Hi,
Is there a way to sign up to your blog and receive notifications of new posts?

Thanks,

Chanei

Kara Buntin said...

Hi, Chanei,

Thank you for asking...if you sign up to receive email notifications you'll get a link emailed to you when new posts come up. There's a box on the right side of the blog page that says something like "sign up to receive posts in an email" and you just click on that. Or you can sign up to receive posts in an RSS feed if you use a blog reader online by clicking on thqt box. Check the right side of the page and you'll see the places to click.