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Advanced Fondant Techniques

with Marina Sousa
Advanced Fondant Techniques
Learn how versatile fondant can be in this video class! Make ribbons and flowers and add texture, sparkle and detail to your fondant and gum paste designs.

Celebrity cake decorator Marina Sousa reviews fondant handling basics and then works up to some very sophisticated techniques with texture, stencils, molds and piping. Follow along at your own pace as she shows you how to create lavish surface detail like lace and filigree, tie bows you'll swear are fabric and sculpt details from fondant, gum paste and chocolate.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet acclaimed cake decorator, businesswoman and Food Network Challenge gold medalist Marina Sousa.


Lesson 2. Fondant

  • Learn about different fondant types, fondant storage and fondant color options.


Lesson 3. List of Supplies

  • A comprehensive overview of the supplies and tools you’ll be using.


Lesson 4. The Handpainted Technique

  • How to hand paint your fondant-covered cakes, then add accents and finishing touches.


Lesson 5. Stenciling and Paneling

  • How to create fondant panels and use stencils to decorate your cake.


Lesson 6. Applied Design

  • Roll out the fondant, cover your box cake and decorate with polka dots.


Lesson 7. Inlaid Design

  • Create and flatten inlaid designs.


Lesson 8. Lace Technique

  • Create and apply lace designs to add lace embellishment.


Lesson 9. Embellishments

  • Embellish your cakes with loops, bows, flowers, buttons, pearls and candles.


Lesson 10. Putting It All Together

  • How to stack cakes, add embellishments and bring the entire design together.


Lesson 11. Bonus Lesson: Stacking Real Cakes

  • Marina shows you how to construct an offset design using real cake in this bonus lesson. Learn how to confidently stack and dowel your cakes.

“I've taken several cake decorating classes on Craftsy, and Marina's classes are amazing. She is so generous with her knowledge. She demonstrates numerous techniques during the course of the class that can be applied to cakes for all kinds of occasions. I love that during the course of the video, not everything is perfect. She has a few mishaps, but shows how to fix them.”
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