Easily create detailed graphic cakes with intriguing depth alongside cake artist Mike McCarey. Learn the process through three projects: a cuddly teddy bear cake, an eye-catching birthday cake shaped like the number 5 and a mascot cake featuring a heroic knight. Start with how to create angled layers for a wedge-shaped tier with impressive dimension, and get tips for carving your cakes into a base for any design. Then, make amazing designs a breeze using templates and layering techniques. Enhance your work with airbrushing, buttercream color washes and easy piped patterns. Discover the secrets for succeeding at designs with many colors and fine details. Add height to any element of your design with modeling chocolate spacers. Plus, finish your cakes with a touch of 3-D magic. Learn simple yet impactful techniques to create custom cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and more.