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Cake Design: Modern Decorating Techniques

A course by Julián Ángel (Historias del ciervo)
Cake Designer. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined May 2020
, Cake Designer

Learn how to create textures, combine colors, and add effects to make unique cakes

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (2K)
  • 45778 students

Learn how to create textures, combine colors, and add effects to make unique cakes

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (2K)
  • 45778 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 lessons (3h 24m)
  • Available on the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

How many times have you passed in front of a pastry shop and thought to yourself, how do they make those amazing cakes look like such works of art? With international cake design instructor Julián Ángel — also known as @historiasdelciervo — you can learn to make spectacular pastry creations even as a beginner.

In this course, uncover the fascinating world of creative pastry and cake decorating step by step. Join Julián Ángel and learn everything you need to start creating: from the design and first sketches, to the color palette, to the creation of textures and final decoration. Using modern decorative techniques and Julián’s advice, you can learn how to become a great cake designer.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Planning, sketch and base preparations
  • U3
    U3. Assembling, filling and decorating layered cakes with height
  • U4
    U4. Finishing touches and preservation
  • FP
    FP Final project
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To get started, Julián Ángel tells you how he went from being a graphic designer to traveling around the world as a cake designer. He shares his wide range of influences, from food bloggers to 20th century expressionist artists.

Learn how to search for visual references and sources of inspiration before drawing the interior and exterior of your project. With the design done, it’s time to define the measurements, the color palette, and the other elements needed to make it a reality.

Discover everything you need to create your cake, from leveling the cakes, stacking them, filling them, and assembling them with a crumb cover.

Design your pastry cream with a marbled effect and decorate it with white chocolate balls. And for the real “icing on the cake”, learn to apply some touches of edible gold to your creation.

Finally, Julián shows you some basic lighting and photography tricks so that your cake will stand out on social media. Finish the course with some tips for preserving your cake.

What is this course's project?

Make a multicolored 6-layer vanilla cake with cream filling, a marble-effect topping, and, as a final touch, decorate it with white chocolate pearls and edible gold details.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For beginners and non-professional chefs who like baking and pastries. The course is also ideal for those who have pastry businesses and would like to learn modern decorating techniques.

Requirements and materials

To enjoy this course, you need to have basic cooking knowledge —such as baking cakes and preparing recipes—and a strong desire to create something incredible.

Regarding materials, you will need some basic kitchen tools and appliances, including a refrigerator, an oven, a cooktop, a rotating base, a scale, molds, and other common kitchen tools.


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Julián Ángel (Historias del ciervo)

Julián Ángel is an international cake design instructor who studied social communication and design. He gave up his office job to apply his creativity to the world of pastries, sharing incredible recipes and creations on his blog, Historias del Ciervo.

Today, he has more than 300k followers, has traveled to over twenty countries as an instructor for students and professionals, and has been invited to large festivals like The Great Food Festival in Singapore.

Julián believes that cakes can deeply stimulate the senses. That’s why he never stops looking for new recipes, new designs, and new creations that continue to surprise his followers.


  • U1


    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Planning, sketch and base preparations

    • Sketch of the cake
    • Tools and ingredient “mise en place”
    • Vanilla cake
    • Cake decorating creams 1
    • Cake decorating creams 2
  • U3

    Assembling, filling and decorating layered cakes with height

    • Layer Cake Assembling Basics 1
    • Layer Cake Assembling Basics 2
    • Cream marbling
    • Multicolored pearl chocolate sphere
    • Armed with spheres
  • U4

    Finishing touches and preservation

    • Assembling the decorations and finishing touches 1
    • Assembling the decorations and finishing touches 2
    • Photography for social networks
    • Preserving and slicing the cake
  • FP

    Final project

    • Cake Design: Modern Decorating Techniques

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Cake Design: Modern Decorating Techniques. Design, and Craft course by Julián Ángel (Historias del ciervo) Best seller

Cake Design: Modern Decorating Techniques

A course by Julián Ángel (Historias del ciervo)
Cake Designer. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined May 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (2K)
  • 45778 students