Summertime Sweet Stack

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Summertime Sweet Stack

with Raewyn Read
Skill level: Intermediate
HD Lessons: 16
Decorating time: 2 Days
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1. Preparing the cake

Raewyn starts off by showing us how to create the structure that will hold it all together and it requires very little DIY skills you will be pleased to know. She then goes on to prepare the cake which will sit at the bottom of the design.

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2. Ganaching the cake pt 1

In this lesson, Raewyn works on getting nice sharp corners with the ganache and focuses mainly on where the slice has been cut so that when covered it looks as realistic as possible.

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3. Ganaching the cake pt 2

Raewyn finishes off the ganaching of the cake using hot water and a palette knife as well as a brush to get a nice smooth finish before covering it sugarpaste.

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4. Covering the cake

Raewyn covers the cake making sure to get sharp edges where the wedge of cake is cut, so there’s good use made of acetate smoothers.

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5. Carving the cakes

Raewyn now carves to create the cupcake which will sit further up the stacked design. She creates it in two parts and will then cover it and put it together on the rod.

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6. Ganaching the cupcake

In this lesson, Raewyn covers the carved cakes in ganache and then gets them nice and smooth using acetate smoothers.

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7. Covering the cupcake

Raewyn now covers both parts of the cupcake making sure it has a nice smooth finish again using acetate smoothers.

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8. Covering the sphere

Raewyn now shows us a quick and easy way to cover the polystyrene sphere while it is placed over the rod.

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9. Making the ice cream cone

In this lesson Raewyn shows us how to make an ice cream cone using rice krispie treats covered in dark chocolate ganache.

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10. Painting the pieces of fruit

Raewyn starts to paint the various pieces of fruit using edible paints mixed with lemon extract.

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11. Painting the pie

Raewyn moves on to turning the large cake into a cherry pie using lovely yellows, browns and reds.

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12. Finishing the pie and the ice cream cone

Raewyn finishes off the pie by adding a pie crust and then painting it in a lovely work yellow tone. She then covers the ice cream cone using an impression mat, which helps give the texture of an ice cream cone.

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13. Stacking the cake

In this lesson, Raewyn assembles the cake and adds some of the final pieces of fruit to complete the design.

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14. Other ideas

Here Paul shares some other ideas you can try your hand at when making this cake. We’re sure you have some of your own great ideas and we’d love to see what you come up with.

Share your lovely pics with us on our Facebook page.

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15. Pro Lesson

In this lesson, Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake, as well as pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake designer.

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16. Highlights

Here we have carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 13 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.

Raewyn Reid introduces us to her gravity-defying Summertime Sweet Stack Cake.
It's perfect for a party and would sit quite magnificently as a centrepiece amongst a banquet of food. This design can be adapted in so many ways, it could even serve as a wedding cake.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to: carve cake to various shapes, work with ganache, use sugarpaste, do edible paint work, make a gravity defying structure, and create realistic pies and various pieces of fruit. This cake is perfect for an intermediate cake designer, or for a beginner looking for a new challenge, and is a great cake to add to your resume.

We'd love to see your take on the Summertime Sweet Stack - so make sure you share your snaps with us on our Facebook page.

Raewyn Read

Raewyn Read

Raewyn Read is an award-winning, international cake decorator and instructor who discovered her passion for cake decorating when she made her youngest daughter's first birthday cake, utilizing the strong base of art and design knowledge she had honed through many years of creative pursuits. She is able to create using a variety of mediums but is mostly known for her figure modelling and original design concepts which have lead to her participating in numerous collaborations, including the award-winning Starry Night collaboration, and teaching cake decorating classes all across America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, including her own studio in Sydney.