Cheerful Cherries Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Cheerful Cherries
with Emily Hankins
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 5
Decorating time: 6-9 hours
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1. Covering the cake

covering a tall cake tier in sugarpaste and creating and applying a polka dot sugarpaste wrap.

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2. Painting the cake

learning how to mix cocoa butter paint and how to paint the pretty oxeye daisies and cherries in step by step stages.

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Cheerful Cherries Cake Tutorial

Learn how to create a really fun and fresh wedding cake design featuring cocoa butter painted cherries and oxeye daisies on a pale blue polka dot background.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Top tip for covering deep tiers in sugarpaste for a perfect finish
  • How to create a polka dot cut out wrap
  • How to transfer a design onto your cake
  • How to paint a floral design using cocoa butter paint
  • and much, much more

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Emily Hankins

Emily Hankins

Emily studied Art and Graphic Design at university. This basis in the design process has given her a lot of insight into working with clients and creating a finished product from an initial client brief. Sketching is still an essential part of her creative process. Many of these sketches have gone on to become framed keepsakes for couples who want a lasting memory of their cake after the last slice has been devoured! After starting a family Emily began to create cakes and confections in her own distinct style for friends and family, bringing together her two great loves; painting and baking. Seeing an increased demand for individual and bespoke weddings with a homemade and eclectic feel she decided to launch her own business creating beautifully personalised, hand painted cakes. Emily Hankins Cakes was born in 2012 With the help of the Princes Trust Enterprise Scheme, some very supportive friends and family, and a very patient husband. Emily’s beautiful studio kitchen is based in Princes House in Truro, Cornwall. Princes House is a fantastic collective of bespoke wedding businesses all under one very grand roof. The mansion house used to be the major of Truro’s residence and still retains some of its beautiful ceilings and original features. Her homely dining table is perfect for design consultations over tea and cake and is an inspirational place to sit and discuss wedding cake ideas and have a good old natter! Emily also regularly works with couples who live out of county and can arrange consultations via phone or Skype. If you are looking for a modern bespoke wedding cake Emily will work with you to create a design that fits you perfectly. Her personal, professional and enthusiastic service means each cake she creates will be a memorable and delicious one-off. Although hand painted flowers feature heavily in her work she is more than happy to discuss any other ideas you may have!
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