Saturday, November 28, 2015

Craftsy Class Review: Capture the Moment-Three Unforgettable Cakes


Capture the Moment was taught by Kristen Erich, and unlike many classes, actually included some designs that you might be able to use on real cakes. None of this 3D balancing-cake-on-a-stick stuff that nobody wants to pay for...These designs could actually be something that you can sell to customers for real money! Woo hoo!

The three designs are pretty specific, but could be tweaked to be made into designs that could be included for occasions other than the ones in the class. For example, the sea glass one could be adapted into a mermaid party by changing the colors, and the ballerina cake could be changed to a circus tent cake if you made a few easy substitutions.

Some of the techniques included in the three cakes include making the sea glass (but be careful if you do it the way she shows you because that stuff is SHARP), painting with crisco and petal dusts, making drapes, debossing patterns into fondant, applying color onto the textured fondant, and making a few different gumpaste flowers. There's enough here to give you something you can learn...

The only weird part in this whole class was the interlude where she talked about donating cakes. It's a nice thought but I don't understand why it was included in the class, since it had nothing to do with anything. When she said that donating cakes would make you remember why you started doing cakes in the first place I thought, well, I started doing them to make an income for myself, so donating them negates that. Just donate cakes if you feel like it, but too much of that can run you out of business. I've seen it in action.


Click here for my Craftsy pattern shop, which has a bunch of freebies in it: A Cake To Remember On Craftsy


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

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