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How To Cover A Cake With Straight Edges & Create A Flawless Finish

With Claire St Quinton

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Claire will show you her techniques on how to achieve a perfect flawless finish to your sugarpaste cakes, in this step by step tutorial. For a stunning overall look for any decorated cake, the basic foundations of creating sharp edges and smooth finishes is one of the most important skills any cake decorator wishes to strive for. You will learn lots of great tips from coating your cakes with chocolate ganache, the best icings to use to get those smooth finishes and which tools to use to achieve the flawless crisp straight edges. For more ideas from Claire and other presenters on how to stack or cover your cakes with different coatings, then check our other videos below.

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Great tutorial

Rebecca Davies

I found that tutorial very useful. Claire explained everything in detail so even your hobby bakers could have a go. I’ll definitely be trying this now. Thank you!

Set Of 2 6 Inch Round Acrylic Ganaching Plates

Sattina White Sugarpaste

Callebaut White Chocolate Couverture Chips

Silver Round Hardboard Cards

Straight Edge Curved Top Smoother / Polisher

Pink Mini Silicone Basting/Pastry Brush

Stainless Steel 7 Inch Side Scraper

Bellissimo Flexi Smoothers - Medium

Roll Of Greaseproof Paper

Marzipan Spacers

Stainless Steel Shaker

20 Inch Non-Stick Rolling Pin

Pme Icing Turntable

Silver Round Cake Drum / Cake Board

Little Venice Cake Company 12 Inch Stainless Steel Palette Knife

Golden Delight Madeira Cake Mix

Chocolate Ganache (see downloadable PDF for recipe)

A Large Mixing Bowl (purchase locally)

Icing Sugar (purchase locally)

Fresh Cream (purchase locally)

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