Meet any cake request with a heavenly dessert sure to be a sweet success! Join renowned pastry chef James Rosselle as he teaches you how to select and create the best cakes for fondant and other decorating mediums. Get your mixer spinning as James takes you step by step through recipes for a classic butter cake, a rich chocolate cake, a luscious red velvet cake, a scrumptious carrot cake and a light-as-air chiffon cake. With these tasty cakes bases in your toolkit, you'll learn to make both an American buttercream that's perfect for piping and a sumptuously smooth Swiss meringue buttercream. Move on to creating decadent chocolate ganache and refreshing lemon curd fillings sure to tempt any set of tastebuds. Along the way, you'll get tips for custom cake flavors, super smooth crumb coats and more.