Online Class

Fondant Ruffles, Pleats & Drapes


Bring couture cake techniques into your kitchen as you learn classic fabric effects in fondant with Marsha Winbeckler.

Skill Level


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, Marsha Winbeckler
  • 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

Learn Marsha’s techniques to make sophisticated cakes with cascading drapes, delicate ruffles and precise pleats. Marsha treats fondant like fabric to create a wide range of fashion-inspired decorations for your cakes. Watch Marsha make a sea of folded, thinned and gathered ruffles. Explore classic pleating styles like box pleats and knife pleats. Form horizontal pleats that look like the gathers of a silk wedding dress. You’ll really feel like a cake designer when Marsha shows you how to fashion an exquisite five-layer ruffled flower and flawless swag drapes.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Marsha Winbeckler
Meet your instructor Marsha Winbeckler, an accomplished decorator, teacher and editor.
2. Folded Ruffles
3. Ruffles by Thinning
4. Box Pleats
5. Easy Knife Pleats
6. Horizontal & Draping Pleats
7. Drapes & Swags
8. Cascading Drapes

Taught by

Marsha Winbeckler
Marsha Winbeckler
Known for her techniques in cocoa painting and rolled buttercream, Marsha is a long-time cake-decorating teacher, demonstrator and competitor. Along with her husband, Roland, she owns, an online retailer of cake-decorating supplies.
Guarantee ribbon icon

We hope you love it!

We want you to enjoy every minute of your Craftsy experience. So if you're not thrilled just let us know. We'll make it right.