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Basic Fondant Techniques

with Elisa Strauss
Build a sweet and solid cake decorating foundation with acclaimed cake designer Elisa Strauss in this free beginner fondant mini-class.

Fondant provides a pristine cover for your confectionary creations and a clean canvas to display your other cake decorating skills. In this free mini-class, Elisa takes you step by step through the process of rolling out fondant and covering round and square cakes. You’ll also cut out and attach buttons and flowers with Elisa’s easy fondant appliqué method. Add clasic fondant decorations like roses and bows. Learn to color and flavor fondant and brighten up your cake designs with an innovative fondant inlay technique that mimics mosaic tiles.  Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be ready to move on to more advanced courses, like Elisa's Designer Handbag Cakes or Marina Sousa's Advanced Fondant Techniques.

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Lesson 1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class

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Lesson 2. Fondant Basics


Lesson 3. Covering a Round Cake


Lesson 4. Covering a Square Cake


Lesson 5. Doweling a Two-Tier Cake


Lesson 6. Fondant Rose


Lesson 7. Fondant Bow


Lesson 8. Fondant Appliqué


Lesson 9. Fondant Inlay


Lesson 10. Embossing & Texturing Fondant

"I really learned a lot from this class! Thank you for taking the time to teach us! I didn't know anything about working with fondant before. Now I can't wait to try some of this stuff out! Thanks again!"
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