Summer Romance Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Summer Romance
with Stephen Benison
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 12
Decorating time: 30 hours
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Watch Stephen make his Summer Romance cake in just one minute!

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Watch some hand-picked highlights from the full course.

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1. Metallic sheeting & embossed leaves

In this lesson Steve will show how to make Cake Lace metallic sheeting and which he then uses to texture and emboss free hand cut leaves as part of the cake side design.

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2. Naked leaves

This lesson shows how to create an open shaped leaf design in flower paste. This original design shape was designed by Steve, one which he shows how to feature as part of this cake design, which is dried on a curve secured to the cake sides.

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3. Rice paper flowers

Rice paper is a lighter alternative for making flowers which can give a different effect to sugar flowers. Steve will show you how to create a water colour effect on the petals of unwired and wired flowers. 

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4. Wired leaves

Create these sugar leaves, highlighted with silver and wired leaves, which are cut out without cutters, and taped together forming a full 

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5. Wired flower buds

Many forms of flowers can be used to fill those smaller spaces. In this lesson the making of summer jasmine type flowers and blossoms , delicately coloured and taped into small sprays to use as part of the features on the cake design.

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6. Flower garden & stencilled sequins

Using a Creative stencil with royal icing, as Steve shows you how to create these edible decorative flower centre decorations which are then coloured with different coloured lustre powders.

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7. Constructing the cake

The cake design elements are brought together, and Steve carefully shows how to assemble them onto the cake, incorporating the floating on air effect top tier cake separator . You will be sure to love the different types of rice paper flower creations and the ways they can be used to make a  stunning feature .

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8. Assembling the flowers

The flowers and leaves are brought together for the cake top feature . The delicate petals allow the light to defuse through each petal, and the easy of using them in this  cake design is fully explained.

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9. Other Ideas

Stephen shares a few other ideas to use on this cake.

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10. PRO Lesson

In this lesson, Stephen goes over some useful information when it comes to pricing and selling your cakes.

Summer Romance Wedding Cake Tutorial

Check out this amazing floating on air themed wedding cake tutorial with delicate rice paper flowers.  Stephen uses naked leaf and flower garden appliqué flowers, which adorn the side design of this Summer Romance wedding cake. Take centre stage with the many different skills which will give you inspiration to create your very own masterpiece.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to…

  • Use silver metallic cake lace sheeting
  • Create an embossed water colour effect
  • Make royal iced stencil sequins
  • Apply naked leaf design to your cake
  • and much, much more!

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