Nothing makes a dessert more appealing than the finishing touches that cake decorations can add. It is these techniques that can take your sweets to the next level. Learn about how to use frosting and glazes to complement a cake or cookie and make it as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious.

Baking classes are right at your fingertips with Baking & Cake Art Academy’s online lessons. Each lesson has a step-by-step method laid out for you as your own personal expert, instructor Susan Holtz teaches you the tips and techniques you will need to master the art of baking cakes and other pastries. Whether you are an expert or a beginner, there are classes for you. You can take as many or as few baking classes as you wish since they are pay by the lesson.

Take a simple cookie and turn it into a flower or learn the versatile medium of chocolate ganache, which can be poured on the cake as an icing, used as a filling, or cooled and whipped like a thick frosting. Discover how to frost a cake and make a smooth surface to decorate. Learn how to make and pipe whipped cream frosting or royal icing. Draw intricate scroll patterns or borders onto your blank canvas, using the proper angles and frosting tips with your piping cone. Make beautiful flower decorations and sculpt with fondant.

Baking is not just for dessert. Try your hand at some scrumptious maple scones for your next brunch get-together. As you may know, a lot of the techniques of baking depend on the temperature and precise measuring of your ingredients. Susan takes you through the process, giving you valuable secrets of how to properly measure, blend, and combine the ingredients to make a perfect scone dough. She will help you to complete the process by kneading and rolling the dough, cutting it to shape, and preparing it with a glaze before it goes in the oven. Finally, she will show you how to finish them with a maple glaze.

The baking classes are clear and to the point, and will fit a busy schedule with 30 minutes or less for each lesson. Each of these baking classes cover a specific technique to learn. It will take repetition and practice to execute these skills with artful proficiency, but with online baking classes, you can go at your own pace. Imagine your family’s smiling faces when you reveal your multi-tiered cake covered with creative icing swirls. They will think you stopped at the bakery on your way home and got a professional pastry chef to bake it for you.

These are just some of the lessons you will find at the Baking and Cake Art Academy’s long list of baking classes. You are truly in the hands of an expert with Susan’s lessons. She has trained many culinary students and she is knowledgeable in all types of cuisine. Teaching baking classes in Los Angeles, Susan loves to impart her knowledge to anyone eager to learn it, and has a passion for the culinary arts that harkens back to the days of her youth. The online baking classes cover everything from basic baking tips to expert advice, and lessons start at just 99 cents! Visit Susan’s accompanying blog for extra suggestions on perfecting your dish.

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