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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 »
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Free Video Tip: Adorn Your Cakes with Pearl Bursts

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Make Cake Pearl BurstsInstructor of the online Craftsy class, Jeweled Wedding Cake, Marina Sousa is your teacher in this free video lesson, perfect for anyone looking to decorate their cakes with elegance and style. This adornment lends a posh, high-class touch to any wedding or celebration cake. Better still: it's simple to make! Read more »