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Purple ruffle cake with peony by ModernLovers

Free Video Tip: Correct Your Fondant Painting Mistakes

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How to erase fondant painting mistakesVodka is for more than just martinis. In this free video tip, Maggie Austin, instructor of the online Craftsy cake decorating class, Fondant Frills, shows you how a little bit of vodka can erase your fondant painting mistakes. It's a fast, simple trick to set your design back on the right track! Read more »
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Free Video Tip: Choose the Correct Pedestal Cake Stand

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How to choose a pedestal cake standPedestal cake stands have a big job to do: they hold up and present your cake. But choosing one (especially online) may not be as simple as you think. In this free video tip from Maggie Austin (the instructor of Fondant Frills, an online cake decorating class), she shows you the dos and don'ts of selecting the right pedestal cake stand. Read more »

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 1: Facebook

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Social media tips for pattern designersLooking for tips to promote your indie pattern designs, craft business or just get more social on social media? We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you get started on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We'll take a look at how to cater to your audience and start a conversation! Read more »

Meet James Rosselle, the Man Behind the Exotic Sugar Orchids

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Meet Craftsy Instructor James RosselleCake designer and sugar flower expert, James Rosselle teaches the online Craftsy class, Exotic Sugar Flowers. We had the opportunity to chat with him about a number of things when we were shooting the class. Luckily, we caught it all on tape! Watch and listen to James tell us what his favorite techniques are, where he gets his inspiration from, what achievement he'll remember for the rest of his life, and much more! Read more »

How To Make Sugar Bamboo for Asian-Inspired Cakes

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Make Sugar Gum Paste Bamboo Stalks for Asian-Inspired CakesBamboo may be a hard wood, but it's not hard to make when you use sugar paste and James Rosselle's methods. He instructs the interactive Craftsy class, Exotic Sugar Flowers, where he teaches students how to create stunning orchids from sugar. His methods are highly effective as you're about to learn in this free video tip. Read more »
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How To Create Looped Leaves from Sugar – Ideal for Any Cake!

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Make Looped Sugar Leaves for Any CakeNow here is a perfect detail for any cake: looped leaves. Sure, they go hand-in-hand with sugar flowers (no surprise considering James Rosselle, who teaches this tip, is also the instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, Exotic Sugar Orchids), but the fact is, even on their own, they're beautiful. Use them as filler for bouquet bases, or use them with an orchid for a breathtaking cake-topper. Learn to make them right here in this free video tip. Read more »

A Craftsy Wedding: Roaring-Twenties Aesthetics Meet DIY Details

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One of Craftsy's own was recently married in an intimate ceremony at the home she shares with her husband and two dogs. Her DIY approach and Great Gatsby-inspired wedding theme, coupled with handmade accessories, vintage decorations, and lots of love and support from family and close friends made for an unforgettable day. Read more »