Online Class

Fondant Frills


Couture cake artist Maggie Austin shows you how to create an elegant ombre cake with her signature frill technique.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Maggie Austin
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find class materials in the class viewer.


Have you admired Maggie Austin's sophisticated frill cakes from afar and wondered, "How in the world does she do that?" Well, wonder no more – Maggie reveals her top-secret techniques on Craftsy! In this class, Maggie demonstrates every step involved in creating her signature frill ombré cake topped with sugar paste cabbage roses. Along the way, she shares industry know-how on cake display, artistic advice on color combinations, and her compelling cake story: how she overcame a career-ending injury, pursued a dream and built a thriving cake business.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Maggie Austin, and let your imagination run wild as you prepare to create your own fondant frills.
2. Ombré Coloring
3. Frilling
4. Edging the Frills
5. Making Gum Paste
6. Inner Cabbage Rose Petals
7. Outer Cabbage Rose Petals
8. Coloring & Preparing Flowers
9. Staging the Cake

Taught by

Maggie Austin
Maggie Austin
A former classical ballet dancer, Maggie Austin's elegant, couture cake design has been praised worldwide in magazines, blogs and television. Maggie completed the prestigious L'Art de la Pâtisserie program at the French Pastry School with honors. She brought her unique artistic vision to life when she launched Maggie Austin Cake in 2010.
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