Pastry chef Erin Gardner is one sweet genius…literally! She competed on the Food Network’s Sweet Genius and won. As the owner of Wild Orchid Baking Company in New Hampshire, she creates gorgeous custom cakes for weddings and parties all over coastal New England. And now she’s sharing her secrets with us.
In this series of video tutorials, Erin covers the basics of building a multi-tiered cake, from splitting and layering the cakes to frosting them, from covering them in fondant to stacking the tiers. And when it comes to decorating, she’s full of clever ideas, like stamping designs directly onto fondant, or sculpting flowers out of supermarket fruit leathers.
Love Erin’s ideas and want to see more? Be sure to check out her book Great Cake Decorating.
|Episode 1: Leveling and Splitting Layer Cakes
||Episode 2: Crumb Coat for Fondant Cakes||Episode 3: Buttercream Effects|
|Episode 4: Fondant-Coated Cake||Episode 5: Doweling and Stacking Multi-Tiered Cakes||Episode 6: Fruit Leather Decorations|
|Episode 7: Simple Fondant Shapes||Episode 8: Stamping||Back to Series Intro|
Episode 1: Leveling and Splitting Layer Cakes
Episode 2: Crumb Coat for Fondant Cakes
Episode 3: Buttercream Effects
Episode 4: Fondant-Coated Cake
Episode 5: Doweling and Stacking Multi-Tiered Cakes
Episode 6: Fruit Leather Decorations
Episode 7: Simple Fondant Shapes
Episode 8: Stamping