Online Class

Basic Fondant Techniques

Free!

Build a sweet and solid cake decorating foundation with acclaimed cake designer Elisa Strauss in this free beginner fondant mini-class.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Fondant provides a pristine cover for your confectionary creations and a clean canvas to display your other cake decorating skills. In this free mini-class, Elisa takes you step by step through the process of rolling out fondant and covering round and square cakes. You’ll also cut out and attach buttons and flowers with Elisa’s easy fondant appliqué method. Learn to color and flavor fondant and brighten up your cake designs with an innovative fondant inlay technique that mimics mosaic tiles. You also get an introduction to texturing fondant and creating the dimension that defines Elisa’s other Craftsy classes, Designer Handbag Cake and Sculpted Dog Cake. Learn to construct a realistic fondant rose, petal by petal, or build a beautiful bow for your cake or cupcake topper.

Cover your fondant fundamentals. Enroll in Basic Fondant Techniques today!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class
00:51
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2. Fondant Basics
08:43
3. Covering a Round Cake
14:23
4. Covering a Square Cake
19:06
5. Doweling a Two-Tier Cake
09:21
6. Fondant Rose
24:47
7. Fondant Bow
07:30
8. Fondant Appliqué
05:42
9. Fondant Inlay
08:29
10. Embossing & Texturing Fondant
04:19

Taught by

Elisa Strauss
Elisa Strauss
Confetti Cakes owner and founder Elisa Strauss is a former Ralph Lauren designer turned award-winning cake artist. Her cakes have appeared on the Today show, The View, the Food Network's Extreme Cake Challenge and Sex and the City. Elisa's work also has been featured in the pages of InStyle, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, Modern Bride and many more. In 2008, she was selected one of the 10 best pastry chefs in America by Pastry Art and Design magazine.
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