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.
Meet acclaimed cake decorator, businesswoman and Food Network Challenge gold medalist Marina Sousa.
Learn about different fondant types, fondant storage and fondant color options.
A comprehensive overview of the supplies and tools you'll be using.
How to hand paint your fondant-covered cakes, then add accents and finishing touches.
How to create fondant panels and use stencils to decorate your cake.
Roll out the fondant, cover your box cake and decorate with polka dots.
Create and flatten inlaid designs.
Create and apply lace designs to add lace embellishment.
Embellish your cakes with loops, bows, flowers, buttons, pearls and candles.
How to stack cakes, add embellishments and bring the entire design together.
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.”