Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CakeMasters: A new instruction platform!

Hello Everyone!

Okay, so I've been harping about my love for Craftsy for a while now... so you MAY be sick of hearing cake classes... BUT, I just found out about a brand new platform and feel compelled to tell you all about it!

I got a newsletter from Petalsweet... I love Jacqueline Butler and think she is such an amazing sugar artist.  I usually read her newsletter, see all the wonderful places that she will be teaching- that are not at all near me :(  I've had the pleasure of taking her Handcrafted Sugar Flowers class on Craftsy.   I really loved the class... it teaches hydrangea, filler blossoms and leaves.  You can see what I created from the class here!  Honestly, I probably only tried the class in the first place because I'm such a fan of Jacquelines's!

If you want to take Jacqueline's Craftsy class, it is still available for purchase... however it is "student led" meaning Jacqueline no longer answers questions or monitors comments.  She left Craftsy to move on to some other projects... which is why, in my Petalsweet newletter she announced her class/upcomming classes on CakeMasters!  Similar to Craftsy, CakeMasters offers an array of online cake courses taught by well-known sugar artists!

So far they don't have a ton to offer, a lot of basic classes and some figures.  But Jacqueline has a video demonstrating her beautiful gardenia, buds and leaves!  The prices are in AUD... and averages aboug $19.95 AUD but that converts to $21.00 USD, so it's still a great deal!  There are several different price points depending on the classes... but the more advanced ones seem to be about the same cost.

As much as I love Jaqueline and her flowers, I think the first class I am going to try is one by Kaysie Lackey.  You can view her demonstration of a four-point bow for free!  But, I love her famous "Klimt Cake," and guess what, she has a class demonstrating the technique here!  Kaysie is the owner of The Peoples Cake... another artist that I am a huge fan and avid follower of!
Well, I know I owe you some tutorials, recipe or pictures of my creations!  I have a few things planned in the next few weeks... keep your eyes peeled!

Happy Caking :)

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