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.
Meet your instructor Marsha Winbeckler, an accomplished decorator, teacher and editor.
Learn the basics of creating ruffles: rolling, cutting, folding and attaching them to a cake. Add luster and color and even make a sweet ruffle puff.
Thinning the edges of your fondant adds delicacy when creating ruffle ribbons and rosettes.
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