The Cake by Courtney Online Cake Course

It’s time to put the excuses aside and learn to bake cakes like a pro!

Cake by Courtney Online Cake Course

As many of you already know, I just launched my new online cake course! I’m so excited about how many of you have already signed up and even more thrilled that so many of you have already watched the class (more than once!) and are taking your cake making game to the next level.

Feeling Nostalgic

I made my first cake from scratch for Westin’s 1st birthday 10 years ago this December. I had a recipe from Bon Appetit and followed it word for word. It tasted delicious, but man, nothing about it looked like the pictures in the magazine. My layers were not level, my sides definitely weren’t straight and just forget about having that smooth, beautiful frosting. Despite all that, however, my family and friends loved it and I was so proud of what I had accomplished.

Oh how this cake gives me a good laugh for so many reasons! I mean, can we talk about that cake topper?! Ha! But I also look at this cake with so much love and appreciation because it was the cake that changed me life.

For those of you who are still on the fence about the class or are just hearing about it now, I thought I’d give you all the deets.

What to Expect

No matter where you are in your cake baking journey, I know there can be stumbling blocks along the way. Whether it’s baking moist cake layers, stacking a level cake or smoothing out your sides, it can sometimes be hard to figure it all out without any direction.

But that’s why I’m here! I’m here to help you along your cake making journey. I’m here to give you all the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the last ten years of teaching myself how to bake from scratch. I’ve already made all the mistakes so that you don’t have to and I’ve put all of my learnings into my cake course to make your cake making experience the best experience possible. My cake course will take you from having all of the questions to knowing all the answers. I’m all about, if I can do it, so can you!

In my course we’ll go over everything you need to know to master cake baking!

  • What you need to know before baking cake
  • How to bake the best tasting and best looking cake layers
  • Why good cake pans matter
  • How to make the best buttercream
  • The cake decorating tools I can’t live without
  • How to stack and crumb coat your cake: building the foundation for straight sides
  • How to use the acrylic disk: mastering the art of straight, smooth sides
  • How to make the perfect drip
  • Finishing touches: how to get sharp edges, apply the drip and pipe swirls

My cake course is available HERE and is ready for you to dive in! The best part, it’s yours to watch over and over again. That’s right, it’s not a one and done kind of thing. You’ll have access to watch the class at your leisure, in full or chapter by chapter, and return to it whenever you need a refresher.

It also makes a great Christmas gift! You’ll easily be able to send your special someone the login info.

If you have any other questions, let me know in the comments below. In the meantime, click HERE to take your cake baking game to the next level.

Can’t wait to get in the kitchen with you!

Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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  1. I purchased the online class and have watched it. Is this the only cake that is in the course or will there be others.

  2. I ordered the online cake class Saturday morning and have not received an email about the class. I was wondering if I have made some error in the ordering process. Looking forward to your online class. Thanks,
    Gail Bown

  3. Hi! Is this the same as the class you taught at Pinners? I was at Pinners AZ and I LOVED your class, great job! Just looking for more tips and tricks as I learn!

    1. Keep your eye out for my second class that goes into more techniques like stripes! It will come out next month!

  4. I purchased the first set of classes. Got my user name and password and connected to Facebook group. I have been making cake but didn’t known were to go to see her classes to make sure I’m doing things correct. I’m very interested in the 2nd class. Please let me know I love making cakes
    Thanks Deborah

    1. So glad you enjoyed the class! The second class launches on May 4th and will be announced on Instagram and in our facebook group.

  5. How does this course compare to the other courses you offer? I really want to purchase for my daughter, but this might be too easy for her as she’s been following you for awhile? Should I get her the more advanced course?

  6. Hello! I’ve made cakes for many years, but I bought the beginner’s course so that I wouldn’t miss any of your tips or ideas for improving my own cakes. I loved the course, but I noticed there was a section that you didn’t put into the video: removing the cake from the pans. I’ve always waited 10 minutes for them to cool and then I flip them out at the 10 min mark. Then peel off the parchment paper. Do you also recommend the 10 min wait time before removing the cake during cool down?

    1. That’s a great point – I’ll be redoing my online cake classes and I’ll be sure to add that in. Thanks! Yes, I wait 10-15 minutes before inverting my cake layers onto a wire rack. I also spray the wire cooling rack with non stick spray.