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Fondant Ruffles, Pleats & Drapes

with Marsha Winbeckler
Bring couture cake techniques into your kitchen as you learn classic fabric effects in fondant with Marsha Winbeckler.

Learn Marsha’s techniques to make sophisticated cakes with cascading drapes, delicate ruffles and precise pleats. Marsha treats fondant like fabric to create a wide range of fashion-inspired decorations for your cakes. Watch Marsha make a sea of folded, thinned and gathered ruffles. Explore classic pleating styles like box pleats and knife pleats. Form horizontal pleats that look like the gathers of a silk wedding dress. You’ll really feel like a cake designer when Marsha shows you how to fashion an exquisite five-layer ruffled flower and flawless swag drapes.

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Lesson 1. Meet Marsha Winbeckler

  • Meet your instructor Marsha Winbeckler, an accomplished decorator, teacher and editor.


Lesson 2. Folded Ruffles


Lesson 3. Ruffles by Thinning


Lesson 4. Box Pleats


Lesson 5. Easy Knife Pleats


Lesson 6. Horizontal & Draping Pleats


Lesson 7. Drapes & Swags


Lesson 8. Cascading Drapes

“Thank you, Marsha, for the great class. You are a wonderful teacher and explain the techniques so that they are easy to follow.”
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