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Rainbow Star, Watermelon and Mac n' Cheese Cakes


Choose from three adorable cake designs to learn how to bake, buttercream and decorate a cake from scratch!


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Learn How to Create the Rainbow Star, Watermelon and Mac n’ Cheese Cakes!

In this course you can learn how to create three different cake designs at three different skill levels. The Rainbow Star cake is the easiest design where you will learn how to mix and pipe an ombre of rainbow colors with the star tip. The Watermelon Cake is at a medium level of difficulty where we will frost the cake in stripes of red and green to form a watermelon design with an adorable face! The Mac n’ Cheese cake is the most difficult design where you will carve a bowl shaped cake and sculpt realistic macaroni noodles in modeling chocolate to pour on top of the bowl in a cheesy white chocolate ganache. With each cake we will go through the entire process step-by-step from baking, to frosting and decorating. By the end of this course you will improve your skill level and have an adorable cake to show off!

This class has four lessons that will cover every step from baking, to frosting and working with details to bring the rainbow star, watermelon and/or mac n’ cheese cake to life!

Rainbow Star, Watermelon and Mac n’ Cheese Cakes

Lesson 1 – Baking the Cake + Mixing the Buttercream and Modeling Chocolate

  • Bake a chocolate cake from scratch that is super moist and delicious.
  • Mix together a super smooth and easy American buttercream which you will use to frost perfectly straight and even cakes.
  • For the Mac n’ Cheese cake you will use white chocolate to create a modeling paste to sculpt the noodles.

Lesson 2 – Rainbow Star Cake

  • Stack, fill and crumb coat your cake.
  • Work with the white buttercream to frost a perfectly level and straight sided cake.
  • Learn how to pipe with a star piping tip.
  • Mix an ombre of rainbow colors to create a vibrant and stunning design.

Lesson 3 – Watermelon Cake

  • Build a three layer cake and crumb coat with the American buttercream.
  • Color different shades of green and red buttercream to match the colors of a watermelon.
  • Frost your cake in different layers of stripes to create a watermelon design.
  • Use a template to help pipe accurately on your cake.

Lesson 4 - Mac n’ Cheese Cake

  • Stack and carve your cake to form the shape of a bowl.
  • Learn how to work with your tools to frost your cake in white buttercream while sculpting it into the shape you want.
  • Create realistic noodles out of modeling chocolate.
  • Finish the mac n’ cheese by pouring a cheesy chocolate ganache on top to complete the design!


 

Your Instructor


Melissa Alt
Melissa Alt

Melissa's passion for creating cakes began early on when she was just a teen. She would watch cake shows on TV and thought, "I want to try that!". Instantly she spent all of her free time reading books and searching the web to learn anything she could about cake decorating. She was always an artist, working with paint, clay and fashion design, but when she discovered the art of cake, it became her all time favorite medium to work with.

In 2010, Melissa landed an internship with the Cake Boss, where she learnt the fundamentals of cake decoration. While attending college at Pratt Institute, Melissa studied painting and sculpture; incorporating edible materials into any project she could. After college Melissa turned her passion for cakes into a career, launching Melissa Alt Cakes in 2015.

Since the start of her business Melissa's cakes have been featured in numerous magazines and reached international recognition. She's created cakes for Google, Time Out NYC and Harper’s Bazaar. She won the award for Best Show Cake at the 2017 NY Cake Show. In the spring/summer of 2018 Melissa worked as the Culinary producer for Reality Bites Cupcakes on Food Network. Melissa is also the exclusive cake decorator for Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC.

Melissa's cakes are her art. She strives to create one of a kind artistic creations that form an experience of joy and beauty. When she is not making cakes you can find Melissa cuddling her dog, camping, watching a horror movie or drinking delicious IPA on a rooftop. She is constantly inspired by her surrounding environments and adventures. Each cake Melissa makes is an expression of herself. Extreme passion, dedication and numerous hours are put into every piece of work Melissa creates. Her favorite moment is when the creation is cut and her art becomes delicious cake!

To Melissa there is nothing she loves more than the art of cake and being able to share it with the world :)


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$37

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  • (12) course added each year

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* $180 Billed annually

Yearly
  • Access to all "Beginner" level courses
  • Available 24/7
  • (12) course added each year

Frequently Asked Questions


What are your purchasing options for courses?
Caking Art has three options for purchasing our beginner courses:

Each course can be bought individually with the price listed by the course description. When you purchase an individual course you will have access to it forever!

Our second option is to become a Monthly member. No commitment, cancel when you want and get a big discount on your courses!

Thirdly, you can become a Yearly member. Pay for the year upfront and get an even bigger discount on your courses!

See our course pricing below:
  • Beginner Membership- *includes access to all beginner courses:
  • One time purchase: $37
  • *Monthly price: $24/m
  • *Yearly price: $180/yr

  • We currently offer our intermediate and expert courses for individual purchase!
    How does the membership work?
    With our monthly membership you will receive: Full access to all of the courses we offer within that membership tier Pre access to all new monthly videos Discounts in our merchandise store Access to our facebook group community where you can ask questions, share your work and receive new content posted every month Monthly membership can be cancelled anytime, no contract required.
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    Are your courses suitable for everyone?
    Yes! We offer courses at every level whether you are at a beginner, intermediate or Expert level, you can start and work your way up. We also make every course easy to follow with step by step instructions, so you can work at your speed to create even the most intricate of cakes.
    What is included in a cake course?
    With each course you purchase you will receive in depth video instruction on how to create the cake offered. Along with the video you will receive a supply list for each lesson as well as recipes and any templates required to create the cake.
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