Homestead Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Guest instructor Jennifer Reese from Good Gosh Ganache brings us a clean and classic cake design featuring several homestead textures that will make your traditional wedding and birthday cakes stand out and wow the party-goers.

Jennifer breaks down several unique techniques and textures on each tier including: a custom 3D monogram, a beautiful fondant gradient technique that doesn’t use an airbrush, a decorated cake board made to look like cobblestone with edible moss, a painted wooden shiplap texture, and topiary treats.

There’s a lot to cover in this tutorial, so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started!

1:11:44 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a cake featuring home-finisihed styles and textures
  • Learn how to make a custom 3D monogram
  • How to make a fondant gradient without an airbrush
  • Learn how to make edible cobblestones and edible moss
  • How to make shiplap texture and topiary treats

Stacked cake with homestead-style textures and topiary treats

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making The Cakeboard 0:51
  2. Adding The Moss To The Cakeboard 7:23
  3. Paneling The Shiplap Tier 12:20
  4. Adding Shiplap Impressions 19:56
  5. Adding Dust And Glaze 22:03
  6. Applying The Crest 25:17
  7. Building The Crest 36:29
  8. Making The Fondant Gradient 41:49
  9. Paneling The Cake 51:16
  10. Adding Edible Moss 57:29
  11. Making The Chocolate Pot 59:53
  12. Filling The Treat 1:03:15
  13. Building The Plant 1:05:15
  14. Adding Edible Moss To The Plant 1:09:20