A Cake Artist's Guide to Developing
Your Own Style

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Doors opening on 8 November, 2022!

Introducing our membership program, Level-UP. One brand new, modern cake decorating course per month to help you take your game from competent cake maker to trendsetter. 

Everyone deserves to find their own creative identity.

So, you’ve mastered the fundamentals of buttercream cake making and have built a sturdy foundation of cake skills and knowledge (kudos to you!). You can make a great looking cake, all right!

BUT, your cake designs still largely revolve around replication, to some degree, of other people’s (or even your own) work. You’re stuck in a creative rut, a place where you find yourself making the same style of cakes over and over again.

Do you want to...

Learn brand new  contemporary cake decorating techniques.

Transition from imitating different styles to innovating your own.

Be recognised for your own unique artistry.

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for you!

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A membership program designed to help competent cake makers like you take your creativity to new levels.

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Your Level-UP membership gives you access to..

On-Demand Courses

Learn a brand new technique every month. 

VIP Backstage Pass

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Get VIP access to our experiments and technique development process.

Exclusive Member Community

Build your tribe with like minded creatives. 



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One brand new, modern cake technique course a month. Backstage pass to BTS & access to your own tribe of like-minded cake creatives.  Cancel anytime.


New Techniques

Learn and play with brand new, advanced and contemporary cake decorating techniques as they come out of the DTC test lab. 


Develop your own signature style

Take your game from competent cake maker to trendsetter. Stand out as the artist YOU were meant to be!

This program is perfect for you if:

New Content Added Every Month

Take a Course Each Month At A Fraction Of the Usual Price

Learn At Your Own Pace

Hey, I get it...

Being a cake maker can get lonely, I know. You have to juggle everything on your own. You are the dishwasher, the shopper, the planner,  the baker.

You LOVE creating and it’s what gives you JOY but in order to do what you love, you also have to do the stuff that you don’t .. well, really love (I’m looking at you dishes!)

Unfortunately, juggling ALL THE THINGS  takes up the bulk of your time and energy, and although you would LOVE to experiment more so you can hone your style, you simply don’t have the time, or brain space. 

That’s where I can help. I’ve set quite a number of cake trends in my time -including the concrete cake – so I know a thing or two about setting trends and developing new techniques. In Level UP, you, I and the Level UP tribe will:

  • Have fun together mastering brand new techniques.
  • Be inspired to experiment (the efficient way) and develop your own style. 


You already know how to make a cake, now let’s go take it to a whole other level!

To your new style, 

Thao x

NOV 2022

Sandstone Buttercream

DEC 2022

Beach Stone Buttercream

NOV 2022

Fried Rice Paper Decorations

JAN 2023

Marble Buttercream

*This program does not cover buttercream cake making fundamentals. If you need to build your foundation first, check out Buttercream Cake Mastery



No you don’t need any new fancy equipment. This program is aimed at competent cake makers, so it would be using whatever equipment you already have. You may need to buy some new supplies such as acetate sheets for transfer sheets (can also use baking paper). Whatever supplies we use in the lesson, such as colourings or acetate sheets, we include purchase links and discount codes for them in the lesson.

We don’t provide a buttercream recipe. If you’re at the Creative-active phase, you would already have an established buttercream recipe that you use. I use our DTC buttercream for the classes that I teach, but you can use swiss meringue, italian meringue buttercream.

We don’t provide cake recipes. If you’re after baking lessons, you should check out our course, The Versatile Baker. As mentioned, buttercream recipes and cake recipes should be part of your foundation building phase. These are the building blocks you should already have established. If you haven’t yet, that’s totally ok. But I recommend checking out our foundation building courses such as Buttercream Cake Mastery and The Versatile Baker. 

The lessons are pre-recorded, with either on screen texts or closed captions. You can take the classes in your own time, and at whichever pace suits you. The student community and support is in real time though.

Yes, there are captions, on screen texts as well as written materials. I’ve covered all grounds to ensure that you get the best out of the learning experience regardless of your learning style.

Okay, I’m very certain that once you join, you will NOT want to leave. I’ve put a lot of thoughts and work into this program, and have consulted with students along the way. Having said that, you can cancel at any time. Once you’ve cancelled your subscription, you will not be billed for the next billing period (i.e next month or year).

There’s no obligation. But, if you cancel and decide to join up again at a later date, you will be joining at whatever price we offer the program at that point, not the founding member price or the webinar deal price.

Absolutely. THat’s one of the perks of being a founding member. You get to shape what you learn. I created this program to help you develop your own style, so I will experiment with whatever is most in demand with the students. All the while keeping it efficient and fun obviously.

This program specifically serves buttercream cake makers who have already established a strong buttercream cake making foundation. If you’re interested in learning buttercream, you may want to check out our other course, Buttercream Cake Mastery. The program doesn’t cover in depth instructions on buttercream basics such as how to cover a cake, how to get smooth sides and sharp edges. However, in the process of making the cakes, you’ll see how I achieve sharp edges anyway. So if you’re already familiar with ganache or cream cakes, you can definitely give this a go as well. You can cancel any time. 

This really depends on what your goals are. Just because it’s a hobby, doesn’t mean that it’s less important. I think most of us are used to thinking, if I invest a certain amount of money, I want a certain amount of money back. So naturally, if you don’t sell cakes, you can’t see a return on investment. 

But, return for investment doesn’t always have to be monetary. Why do you make cakes as a hobby? To destress? To express yourself? To explore your creativity? 

Whether you can justify the cost or not depends on the value you put on the outcome of making cakes as a hobby. 


This program is perfect if:

  • You are time poor.
  • You can’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars at a time for an online course. 
  • You’re wishing for cake friends who are on a similar journey who understand your struggles, goals and aspirations.

The DTC course experience is like no other. Our teaching method is unique in that the learning materials are extremely detailed while being simple at the same time which ensures that you stay engaged and motivated throughout your learning journey. We also have a very active and supportive student community, so it never feels like you’re alone. This learning experience will, of course, continue into Level-UP, but what really makes us different is the fact that we add fresh, new content every month.

Other membership programs give you access to a library of old courses, and they may add new content once every 3 or 6 months. With Level-UP, you’re getting fresh, unique content as soon as they come out of my test lab.

Furthermore, this membership is the first of its kind to solely focus on helping you develop your cake own style. 

No you can’t sign up at any time. Doors to Level-Up are only open for two weeks, every three months. This is to ensure that I can focus on serving the Level-UP community during those three months when doors are closed. After the launch round, the price for this program will be what it’s actually worth (hint: much more than $47/month).

Absolutely, you can join from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection.

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