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Back to Basics DVD

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Every beautifully decorated cake needs a stable and delicious cake at its foundation. Sharon Zambito will lead you through all of the basics you need for successful cake baking. Every detail is covered, from preparing the pans and oven, to decorating a beautiful dessert style cake. Bonus section and recipe booklet included. Run time approx 2 hrs, 16 mins.


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Topics covered include:

  • Oven preparation
  • Pan preparation methods:
    • Homemade pan grease
    • Grease and flour
    • Parchment lined
    • Non-stick spray
    • Use of flower nails and heating cores
    • Using wet strips
  • Preparing cake batter:
    • Doctored cake mix recipe
    • Scratch pound cake recipe
  • Baking and testing for doneness
  • Cooling
  • Freezing cake layers
  • Leveling Methods:
    • Level in the pan
    • Push down method
    • Freehand leveling
    • Using leveler
  • Covering cake boards
  • Torting and filling:
    • Torting with toothpicks as guide
    • Torting using cake leveler
    • Applying simple syrup
    • Filling with no dam for dessert style cake
    • Filling with dam (excerpt from Perfecting the Art of Buttercream DVD)
  • Making a batch of crusting buttercream
  • Icing and decorating a gourmet dessert style cake
  • Bonus section: making cake balls
  • Bonus: recipe booklet and supply list included

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  1. Fantastic!!!!!!

    Posted by Laura Guynup on 22nd Sep 2012

    I am very impressed with this DVD. It pointed out some of my errors in baking. In addition, it taught me an assortment of excellent baking techniques. It covered baking from beginning to end. I am going to watch it a couple more times. Just in case I missed a few baking tips:)
    Thank you for such a great dvd:)


  2. Fantastic!!!!!!

    Posted by Laura Guynup on 22nd Sep 2012

    I am very impressed with this DVD. It pointed out some of my errors in baking. In addition, it taught me an assortment of excellent baking techniques. It covered baking from beginning to end. I am going to watch it a couple more times. Just in case I missed a few baking tips:)
    Thank you for such a great dvd:)


  3. I LOVE THIS DVD!

    Posted by Victoria on 18th Aug 2012

    The Back to Basics DVD is great! I learned a lot especially when it came to oven preparation which I hardly ever did! Very informative and detailed. Sharon is an excellent instructor. I watch the DVD at least 2-3 times a week. I love the recipe booklet that comes with the DVD as well. I plan on buying all the other ones now!


  4. Back to Basics DVD

    Posted by Jackie on 6th Jul 2012

    Sharon and her crew did it again. I learned sooooo much from her hard work and dedication to teach cake decorating. She is very talented, interesting, informative and easy to follow. Back to Basics is enjoyable to watch and learn. It is obvious she is passionate about cake decorating and her enthusiasm is highly contagious.

    Her behind the scenes crew are just as important for making her professional videos. Thanks to all of you as well.

    I must admit that I couldn't wait for Back to Basics to come in the mail which was delivered the fourth day after purchasing and that was with a holiday within the four day period. Thank you, Sharon for being so prompt with my order.

    I couldn't wait to put Back to Basics in my computer and in fact watched it the same day it was received. I am now ready to make my next cake with my newly learned techniques and information.

    Another great dvd of many is Flawless Fondant. After watching her video my next cake was bulge free (whooo hooo) for the first time and it looked so much nicer and may I dare say "More professional."

    It is my hope that Sharon will make more instructional dvds in the very near future (hint, hint). I am also looking forward to the next sale which will allow me the luxury of buying more of her videos and adding them to my instructional cake decorating library.

    Al of her dvds are a must in your cake learning library. They are the best out there in cake land. You won't go wrong with Sharon and will learn a lot!!!!


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