Want to become a more confident baker?

Bake delicious new cakes and icings every single week with the guidance of The'Beyonce of Cakes', Yolanda Gampp - a cake artist with over 20 years of experience, and half a billion views.


NOW INCLUDES VEGAN VERSIONS OF ALL RECIPES,
FORMULATED BY HOLLY JADE FROM @thelittleblogofvegan!


Do you want to become a better baker and build on new skills week over week?


Are you wanting to know what recipes to focus on first and in what order?  


Do you like thorough, step by step videos along with written instructions?


Do you love learning from an expert who has had all the fails, done all the tests and figured out all the tricks so you don’t have to?


Then this FREE baking program is for you!


This program takes the guesswork out of baking. Master Yolanda’s must-have recipes and techniques - START HERE on your journey to being a better baker!


Just click above to join for free - it takes less than 1 min to create an account in our portal, and then the baking begins!

Course Contents

Week 1 - The Best Two-fer In Baking!

  • Yo’s Banana Cake (6:00) - Yolanda walks you through her famously delicious recipe where you begin to learn the core techniques around baking a moist, flavourful cake. Perfect for use in small to medium layered cakes, or to make cupcakes/muffins.
  • Dark Chocolate Ganache (5:38) is up next - can be used as a frosting that’s perfect for a cake that requires more structure and support, or used as a drip for decorating. A two-fer!
  • Yo’s Ultimate Caramel (7:27) - Timing is everything with this mouthwatering recipe that adds serious punch to any cake, or can be drizzled onto your fave desserts.

Week 2 - Frosting For The Win!

  • Yo’s Carrot Cake (5:42) has a secret, and you’re going to find out what it is! Your baking skills keep growing in the process of creating this one-of-a-kind recipe. Perfect for use in small to medium layered cakes or to make cupcakes/muffins.
  • Pineapple Simple Syrup (0:36) - Yo’s secret weapon to moist and over the top flavorful cakes, and now yours too!
  • Yo’s Cream Cheese Frosting (3:00) - this smooth and tangy frosting is this week’s finale and the ideal gateway for the more complicated icings you’ll tackle in Week 3 & 4! Perfect for filling and icing light, fluffy cakes or cupcakes!

Week 3 - The Trick To Buttercream

  • Yo’s Ultimate Vanilla Cake (9:10) - Did you know that vanilla cake is one of the hardest to master? This moist yet dense and ‘just sweet enough’ recipe is a must in any baker’s arsenal. Perfect for use in layered cakes of any size, or novelty cakes that require carving.
  • Lemon Simple Syrup (2:47) - A bright, beautiful flavor that perfectly compliments the sweet - you’ll never go back to leaving simple syrup out of your cake process.
  • Yo’s Italian Meringue Buttercream (8:54) - Yo’s masterpiece and a must on all her cakes. This recipe has taken decades to get right and she’s ready to walk you through step by step. You won’t believe the results! Perfect for layering and icing cakes of any density or size.

Week 4 - A Swiss Chocolate Finale

  • Yo’s Ultimate Chocolate Cake (6:20) - The best for last. This recipe has been a labor of love for Yo, and you’ll learn why technique, process and the perfect ingredients are all necessary for a moist yet dense final result. Perfect for use in any size layered cakes or novelty cakes that require carving. 
  • Coffee Simple Syrup (0:50) - As if simple syrup could get any better. If you don’t end up drinking this straight out of the bottle, you’ll be amazed at how this takes your chocolate cake to the next level!
  • Yo’s Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream (5:14) - Ok, so you’re ready for the final challenge. A tad softer than IMBC, when done right this icing is a silky hit of chocolate perfection. Perfect for layering and icing cakes of small to medium size.

Vegan Versions Of All Recipes

I partnered up with Holly Jade from @thelittleblogofvegan (133K) to bring you vegan versions of my recipes that are delicious and easy to make!

Holly Jade was Food Blogger of the Year 2017, Top 10 must follow blogger 2018, to being featured in Hello! Magazine, multiple recipe Magazines and more!

All her recipes are 100% vegan & delicious! They never fail to impress!

  • Vegan ultimate vanilla cake
  • Vegan ultimate chocolate cake
  • Vegan Banana Cake
  • Vegan Carrot Cake
  • Vegan Chocolate ganache
  • Vegan Italian meringue buttercream
  • Vegan Cream cheese frosting
  • Vegan Swiss chocolate meringue buttercream

Bonus recipes!

  • Peanut Butter Cake (9:19) - Peanut butter belongs in dessert - period! Yo’s recipe results in a moist but dense cake that we (strongly) suggest pairing with Dark Chocolate Ganache!
  • Oreo Cherry Cheesecake Brownie Squares (17:09)- Two of my FAVE recipes are packed into this lesson - my melt in your mouth brownies, and from-scratch cheesecake. Note - if you’re not an Oreo or cherry person (what!?) you can top these squares with anything you’d like. 

Yo's Top Baking Tips!

  • Swiss, Italian American buttercream - the debate!
  • Salted or Unsalted Butter?
  • Why do I need a Stand Mixer?
  • Yolanda’s Top 5 Tips To Being A Better Baker

With over 20 years of experience as a professional baker, Yo has gone from self-taught caker to celebrity baker. The "Beyoncé of Cakes," been featured on Netflix's Nailed It, and Food Network's Best Baker in America and Cake Wars. And as the face of How To Cake It, she's received over half a billion views on YouTube. 

Over 60,000 participants LOVE Learning From Yo!

What You'll Need In This Course

  Ingredients You'll Need

  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Icing Sugar 
  • Cocoa powder 
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese 
  • Bananas 
  • Carrots 
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Coffee 
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Vanilla Extract


  Tools You'll Need

  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing bowls
  • Simple Syrup Squeeze Bottle 
  • Saucepan
  • Small Pot 
  • Sieve 
  • Measuring Cups
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Whisk
  • Spoons
  • Cake Pans
  • Electric or Stand Mixer
  • Food processor 
  • Parchment Paper
  • Candy Thermometer


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the course? 

After you have enrolled, you will receive an email from Thinkific, the e-learning portal where the program is hosted. This email will contain your login info. Once you are logged into the portal, all of your lessons will be there waiting for you! :) If you have any issues accessing the portal, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at shop@howtocakeit.com


How long is the course? 

This foundational program lasts 4 weeks. Once you enroll, you will receive access to the e-learning portal where you can view your lessons for each week of the program. This course is completely self-paced, though, so there’s no pressure to meet deadlines! 

When does this course start?

Whenever you’re ready! Once you enroll, you will receive access to the e-learning portal where you can access all the lessons. This course is completely self-paced. Need help? Leave your questions inside the forum and one of our team members will answer. Remember, we’re here to support you every step of the way! 

I’ve never baked before. Is this course right for me?

This FREE Cake & Icings Basics Program is just that... all about the basics :) If you’re just getting started with baking, this is the perfect place to start and learn the foundations of baking and caking from a true expert who will walk you true recipes step-by-step.

FREE Basics of Baking Program

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