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Spring Fusion Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Spring Fusion
with Stephen Benison
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 8
Decorating time: 20 hours
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Bite Sized

Watch Steve make his Spring Fusion cake in just one minute!

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Highlights

Watch some hand-picket highlights from the full course.

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1. Cake base preparation and teardrop structure

In this lesson Steve will show you how to prepare a rich sphere chocolate cake, covered with ganache. The careful preparation of the sugarpaste covering for forming and shaping over the cake to give a satin smooth finish is shown in detail, enabling you to achieve that perfect coating on a round cake.

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2. Flowers in sugar

How to capture the characteristics of snowdrops and pussy willow. Follow in real time the stages of making these first to appear spring flowers. The structure and formation, and painted details are captured for you to create these dainty little flowers.

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3. Daffodils

The fresh colour of pale yellow is used to make the trumpet and petals along with buds and leaves. Steve will show you how to make the wired and unwired mini daffodils creating a lifelike formation. With the careful use of powder colour blending, you will learn how to bring your flowers to life.

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4. Violets, leaves and Forget me nots

Contrasting flower shapes and sizes are used to create balance and variety to the design. In this lesson Steve will show you how to make violets, leaves without cutters and dainty blue Forget me nots, as well as colouring and taping the flowers.

 

 

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5. Scroll Link Twist design and Dropped string work, raindrops, and taping flowers together.

Steve has created a little cutter to create the Bridge part for extended Royal Icing string work. He will show you how you can quickly create this design to go around the cake side, then how to pipe impressive string work. Royal iced raindrops. Taping together the spring flowers and arranging with the teardrop structure to complete this Spring Fusion cake design.

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6. Pro Lesson & Other Ideas

In this lesson, Steve shares some tips for selling you cakes and goes over some other ideas.

Spring Fusion Cake Tutorial

Inspired by the curves of nature in the formation of flowers and rainwater droplets Steve has created this multi skills sugar centerpiece, depicting a Mexican paste teardrop structure encasing, Snowdrops, Pussy willow, Daffodils, Violets, and Leaves. Combining textures created in sugarpaste and Royal icing the innovative scroll link twist design is featured with dropped line string work.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to...

  • Cover a sphere cake with ganache and sugarpaste
  • Apply texturing to sugarpaste and flowerpaste
  • Create spring wired and unwired flowers 
  • Make a scroll link twist design with Royal iced string work
  • and much, much more!

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