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Charming Chrysanthemums Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Charming Chrysanthemums
with Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 3
Decorating time: 3 hours
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Bite Sized

Watch Valeri make her Charming Chrysanthemums in just one minute!

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1. Charming Chrysanthemums

Valeri will teach you how to properly apply thick daubs of frosting to paint and achieve a well-structured piece of art. In this class, colours of the Chrysanthemums and foliage are highlighted to create a lovely contrast against the subtly blended canvas of our cake. Correct strokes, palette knife handling and position will be taught so that you will be able to recreate other stunning creations using the painting stroke.

Charming Chrysanthemums by Valeri Valeriano

This palette knife painted cake is a form of art that looks complex with all the colours, textures, depths and layers involved, but once you learn the correct technique, you will understand that it is rather an easy and straight forward technique.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Achieve the stunning blended colours to cover your cake
  • Use different palette knives
  • Correctly hold your palette knife to be able to achieve beautiful designs
  • achieve stunning colours using your Swiss meringue or Italian meringue
  • and lots, lots more!
Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong

Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong

Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes is a multi-award winning cake company based in London. Founded in June 2011, the company is headed by cake artists and best friends, Valeri and Christina. It was by sweet accident that these ladies discovered their passion and talent. On Mother’s Day 2011, they wanted to give their two friends whom they consider their “second-mums” something special but not expensive and decided to bake for them...and they have never stopped since. Renowned globally for their edible works of art using nothing else but buttercream as their decorating medium, Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes has been featured in numerous well known blogs, local and international news, magazines, TV Shows and have showcased their masterpieces as well as demonstrated in some of UK’s biggest exhibitions. Valeri and Christina take immense pride in their mastery of buttercream and their goal is to revive and modernize this age-old art.