Atlanta cake artist and 15-time Food Network challenger Joshua John Russell has single-handedly made piped cake decor cool. Get over your fear of the pastry bag and learn Joshua's signature techniques for perfectly piped details, from ornate monograms to sculpted cake jewelry and gilded accents.
Learn Joshua John Russell's trade secrets for a smooth or textured buttercream finish for free! If you're a brand-new baker, Josh will teach you how to cut, level, fill and crumbcoat your layers like a professional, then add simple fondant and piped accents.
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 make reusable fondant molds and demonstrates the use of impression mats and gum paste tools for fabulous, elegant results.
If you're looking to learn more fondant skills, there's no better teacher than my friend, Marina Sousa. Her Craftsy class, Advanced Fondant Techniques, is an in-depth overview of all things fondant. Marina has a wonderfully warm spirit, and an uncanny teaching ability. I really enjoyed her class!
If you're intrigued by embellishments, I highly recommend you take Handcrafted Sugar Flowers, taught by sugar artist Jacqueline Butler. Her professional teaching style is easy to follow as she shows you how to use homemade sugar paste to make a hydrangea and other flowers, plus buds, petals, and leaves. You will love this class!