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Designer Fondant Textures

with Marina Sousa
Designer Fondant Textures
Create tantalizingly touchable cakes with cake designer extraordinaire Marina Sousa in this hands-on exploration of designer fondant textures.
Add dimension, movement and pizzazz to your cake designs using ruffles, fringe, geometric designs and much more. Use a wide array of specialized and household items to recreate three variations of six different fondant textures. And learn to mimic couture gowns with hand-painted and embossed ruching techniques. Marina will also teach you multiple variations of fringe, from fun flapper-esque bands to elegant swags and playful loops!
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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Marina and find out more details about this cake decorating class!


Lesson 2. Sequins

  • You'll learn to make small and large sequins as Marina shows you how to use a patchwork cutter and hole punch for ease and consistency.


Lesson 3. Ruching

  • Marina demonstrates how to drape fondant before teaching you an embossing technique, her hand-painting method and ruching.


Lesson 4. Fringe

  • Bring life to any cake design by adding fringe! Marina makes it easy with her step-by-step instruction.


Lesson 5. Zebra Print

  • Get wild with Marina's downloadable zebra-print template and detailed instruction.


Lesson 6. Geometric Textures

  • Learn Marina's onlay technique and start designing stunning geometric prints.


Lesson 7. Ruffles

  • Ruffle a few feathers with these dynamic decorations. You'll learn to make flounces, petal ruffles and blossom ruffles!

"I learned so much in this class! I love the variety of cakes. Marina is well spoken and pulls no punches. I like her honesty. I plan to watch the class again just to take it all in!"
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