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with Elisa Strauss
Online Class

Basic Fondant Techniques

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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!


  • beginner
  • 10 episodes
  • 1h43m

Included in this Class

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class

Experience a Craftsy class for free!

2. Fondant Basics

2. Fondant Basics

Meet Elisa and get started flavoring, coloring and handling fondant.

3. Covering a Round Cake

3. Covering a Round Cake

Learn how to cover a round cake flawlessly in fondant with Elisa's step-by-step instructions and helpful tips.