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Fix “Fatal” Sugar Flower Mistakes!

By Craftsy
How to fix a sugar flower mistakeNicholas Lodge (instructor of Classic Sugar Flowers, an online class here on Craftsy) is considered to be one of the best sugar flower artists in the world. It would seem as if his work is flawless and perfect. But that's because Nicholas has the secrets for fixing his mistakes, and repairing his sugar flowers so that no one would ever know there was a break or damage in the first place. Creating a gum paste glue, invisible seams, color matching, he shows you how to do it all in this free video lesson! Read more »
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Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 4: Instagram

By Craftsy
Instagram tips for indie designersFor the final installment of our series on Social Media Tips for Indie Designers, we'll take a look at Instagram. Similar to Pinterest, Instagram is a good opportunity to visually represent your brand, your personality, and your taste, and color those photos with descriptions that help fans and followers feel a connection to your aesthetic. Should you be on Instagram? Read more »

How to Use Floral Tape in Sugar Flower Construction

By Craftsy
How to use floral tape in sugar flower construction.Realistic sugar flowers may be made of sugar paste, but the floral tape that cake decorating expert, Nicholas Lodge (instructor of the online class Classic Sugar Flowers) uses, is completely real. In this free video lesson, he shows you how to cut down floral tape so you can wrap wire, create buds, and do so much more. Read more »

Maker Monday: Meet Nicholas Lodge, Sugar Flowers Expert, Instructor

By Craftsy
Craftsy Instructor Nicholas LodgeSugar paste expert, Nicholas Lodge, instructs the online class Classic Sugar Flowers. But here in this free video, he tells us about his favorite cake decorating moments, the best way to start the craft of creating flowers from gum paste, his time training as a florist, and how many different types of sugar paste flowers he'll have made in his career, or at least in the next couple years. Read more »

Trend Alert! Handmade Ornaments

By Stefanie Japel
Handmade Holiday OrnamentsHandmade ornaments are a wonderful way to decorate your tree with meaningful adornments. Whether sewn, knitted, or crocheted, they are beautiful, and they even make great gifts! Read more »

Win Your Wishlist

By Craftsy
Win Your Craftsy WishlistYou can now share your Craftsy wishlist with friends and family so they can get you exactly what you want. For every person you email your wishlist to, you'll receive an entry into a Craftsy giveaway where three lucky members will win all the classes on their list, up to $250 worth! Read more »
Purple ruffle cake with peony by ModernLovers

Free Video Tip: Correct Your Fondant Painting Mistakes

By Craftsy
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 »
Frosting a Cake on a Cake Stand | Erin Gardner | Craftsy

Free Video Tip: Choose the Correct Pedestal Cake Stand

By Craftsy
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

By Craftsy
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 »