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Fashion-Inspired Fondant

with Joshua John Russell
Fashion-Inspired Fondant
Dress up your cakes with couture stylings, including lace appliqués, quilted textures and edible "feathers." Joshua John Russell shows you how.

Your favorite designer handbag, lacy frock or feathered hat could become the inspiration for your next cake. In Fashion-Inspired Fondant, you'll learn about the design process and how to turn your sketches and ideas into tasty reality. Fondant, gum paste and rice paper become lace, quilted fabric and feathers, turning simple cakes into couture creations. Instructor Joshua John Russell explains his design process, teaches you how to make reusable fondant molds and demonstrates the use of impression mats and gum paste tools for fabulous, elegant results.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Joshua John Russell, and learn how fashion fabrics can be the inspiration for your fondant creations.


Lesson 2. Tools

  • Joshua leads a discussion on the tools and equipment you’ll need for class to create your fashionable, textured fondant.


Lesson 3. The Design Process

  • Learn how to sketch your inspiration into a plan for your cake as Joshua shows you how to use a texture mat and patchwork cutters or create freehanded texture using simple tools.


Lesson 4. Lace Design

  • Learn how to make a custom silicone mold from a piece of lace so that you can reproduce it in fondant to add beautiful lace appliqués to your cakes.


Lesson 5. Using Lace Molds

  • Joshua will demonstrate how to use the custom silicone molds as well as how to pipe fondant to add even more detail to your lace appliqués!


Lesson 6. Quilting Pattern

  • Make your fondant look like quilted tweed using a texture mat and a stitching tool and then add pearl buttons for a tufted effect!


Lesson 7. Accessories

  • Learn to make your own piping gel and create beautiful, lifelike feathers from rice paper.


Lesson 8. Putting It All Together

  • Put the finishing touches on your fabulous creation as you add decorative boards, glitter paint and more!

"I really loved this class. Joshua takes his time to teach all of the techniques in detail and shows different ways you can add texture to fondant — which in my opinion are all unique. He helps you stretch your imagination to see different things you can do with simple tools. This is really a very good class, there's so much to learn."
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