James Rosselle
Craftsy Instructor

Santa Monica, CA

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James is a Food Network Challenge champion and the owner of Elle Cakes in Los Angeles. He has been named one of the top 10 cake artists by Dessert Professional. A veteran of the kitchens of renowned sugar artists Ron Ben-Israel, Gale Gand and Ewald Notter, James has crafted a career in cakes inspired by fashion, art and nature.

James's Craftsy Classes

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Arranging Sugar Flowers

Learn award-winning decorator James Rosselle's secrets for arranging sugar flowers in exquisite fashion. Start with simple yet elegant single flower and cluster arrangements. Get expert placement tips as you create classic cascades with graceful movement. Highlight even simple tiers in sensational style using cake separators abloom with delicate flowers. Amplify the eye-catching effect of your work with open separators that appear to defy gravity. Bring trendy, rustic textures to your arrangement repertoire as you create two types of delightful pomanders. Take your designs over the top with striking arrangements of hanging hydrangeas. Plus, enrobe your cake in all-over floral designs as balanced as they are bold. Discover techniques for showcasing your sugar flowers perfectly every time!

$29.99 $39.99

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Spring & Summer Sugar Flowers

Create these classic blossoms using Jamesís detailed techniques for adding texture, shading and shaping. Build buds, stems and petals for an overall enchanting effect that embodies spring and summer. James devotes an entire lesson to fun and fanciful variations, including ruffled poppies. Also learn best practices in floral design and food safety as you arrange your sugar flowers around the cake.

$39.99

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Exotic Sugar Orchids

Master the delicate shaping and subtle coloring of three elegant orchids with the guidance of your own gum-paste guru, James Rosselle. James shares his devotion to lifelike beauty as he walks you through the deconstruction of a real orchid and the creation of its sugar-art counterpart, from cutting and ruffling the petals and forming the center, to assembly and adding natural hues. You can jump directly to the individual lessons for creating the Cattleya orchid, the Dendrobium or the Cymbidium, or choose to make all three! Use the skills acquired with one flower to master the subtleties of the others, then see how you can combine them to create a show-stopping floral topper. Three bonus lessons included with your class cover looped leaves, bamboo stems and marbled pebbles.

$24.99 $39.99

Meet James

James's Projects

Modern Bouquet Cascade
Poppies
Create Gravity-Defying Separators
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