Cake Painting Techniques for Creating Edible Art

A course by Grace Pak | Duchess of Cameron
Cake Artist. New York, United States.
Joined March 2022
, Cake Artist

Design and paint elegant fondant cakes by exploring composition, coloring techniques, and painting exercises to create art that's meant to be eaten

  • 89% positive reviews (19)
  • 761 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Design and paint elegant fondant cakes by exploring composition, coloring techniques, and painting exercises to create art that's meant to be eaten



  • 89% positive reviews (19)
  • 761 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 34m)
  • 28 additional resources (14 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Creativity comes in many shapes and sizes—something artist Grace Pak knows all too well, having started her own New York-based business using cakes as a canvas for hand-painted works of art. Her cakes have been featured in publications like Vanity Fair, and she has collaborated with brands including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, and Jean Paul Gaultier.

In this online course, Grace teaches you her process for designing and painting intricate fondant-covered cakes. Explore composition, color, and texture to paint elegant edible masterpieces from start to finish. Create art that’s meant to be eaten!

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Techniques and Exercises
  • U3
    U3. Idea Creation and Sketching
  • U4
    U4. From Paper to Cake
  • U5
    U5. Bringing your Cake into the Spotlight
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know cake artist Grace Pak. Discover how she turned her love for art into a full-time career, along with the influences that inspire her and the work she creates.

Dive into the materials needed for the course and see how to prepare your workspace. Then explore color theory, coloring techniques, and the steps needed to achieve the perfect fondant, along with some painting exercises.

Gather inspiration for your design and learn about the importance of planning before painting. Then create thumbnail sketches focusing on composition and layout.

Learn how to scale your design from paper to the cake. Then discover different techniques for painting onto both a dark and light background depending on your fondant before putting the finishing touches to your artwork.

Hear Grace's advice for planning the timing of your cake decoration process, as well as storing, packaging, and delivering the finished piece. To wrap up the course, she guides you through how to document your creative process and share it on social media.

What is this course's project?

Mask, stack, and decorate a faux three-tier cake, using creative cake painting techniques.

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in using a cake as a canvas, from hobby bakers to experienced professionals.

Requirements and materials

Previous experience with baking, cake decorating, and painting would be beneficial, but not essential.

In terms of materials, you will need fondant, food coloring, corn starch, brushes, pins, and other materials specified by the teacher in the course.


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Grace Pak | Duchess of Cameron

Grace Pak is a cake artist and the founder of Duchess of Cameron, a high-end cake studio in New York City. She studied fine art at New York University and later a master's in neuroscience at Columbia University to better understand the artist's mind. After working in ecommerce for nine years and suffering a personal loss, she decided to reevaluate her career and signed up for culinary school, graduating with a Grand Diplôme with Distinction from the International Culinary Center in New York City.

Grace has since appeared on various Food Network shows including Candy Land and Buddy vs. Duff, and worked with high-profile clients including Tiffany & Co, Jean Paul Gaultier, STARZ Network, Four Seasons Hong Kong, and Martha Stewart. Her cakes have been featured in publications like Vanity Fair and House and Garden, and she was won awards including New York Wedding Awards Manhattan Cake Designer of the Year.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Getting to Know Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Techniques and Exercises

    • Materials and Workspace Preparation
    • Basic Techniques: Navigating Color
    • Basic Techniques: Working with Fondant 1
    • Basic Techniques: Working with Fondant 2
    • Basic Techniques: Working with Fondant 3
    • Painting Exercises
  • U3

    Idea Creation and Sketching

    • Final Sketch
    • Composition and Layout
    • Inspiration and Rough Thumbnail Sketches
  • U4

    From Paper to Cake

    • Scaling and Repetitive Patterns: The Bottom Tier 1
    • Scaling and Repetitive Patterns: The Bottom Tier 2
    • Painting with a Dark Background: The First Option
    • Painting with a Dark Background: A Second Option
    • Painting on a Light Background 1
    • Painting on a Light Background 2
  • U5

    Bringing your Cake into the Spotlight

    • Documenting Your Work and Sharing It on Social Media
    • Storage, Packaging, and Delivery
    • Planning and Timing
  • FP

    Final project

    • Cake Painting Techniques for Creating Edible Art

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 Cake Painting Techniques for Creating Edible Art. Craft course by Grace Pak | Duchess of Cameron

Cake Painting Techniques for Creating Edible Art

A course by Grace Pak | Duchess of Cameron
Cake Artist. New York, United States.
Joined March 2022
  • 89% positive reviews (19)
  • 761 students