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Fondant Techniques: The Sweet Treat Tower

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Take your fondant skills to new heights and make more imaginative cakes! Learn inspiring techniques as you create a gravity-defying tower of fun fondant goodies.

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What You Get

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

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Master an array of amazing fondant techniques alongside Marina Sousa as you create a toppling tower of extraordinary cakes and treats! Start by constructing the simple, sturdy center-pole structure that elevates this lofty design. Use fondant wrapping and paneling techniques to make fun package and box cakes, and decorate them with elegant edible lace and beautiful embossed panels. Make a whimsical cake with ombré detailing and impressive onlay embellishments. Create grosgrain-striped and polka dot bows with an inlay technique. Use fondant to recreate a luscious cupcake with swirled icing, as well as a variety of other sweet treats: macarons, eclairs, cookies, doughnuts, brownies and even candies with edible gelatin wrappers. Then, get tips for assembling your tempting treats into a sweet tower your clients and friends won't ever forget!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Structure Basics
Meet your instructor, the talented Marina Sousa, and preview the amazing, gravity-defying cake you'll make in this class. Then, get started raising your cakes to the sky as you learn how to construct a sturdy and stable center-pole support, a structure that allows you to create cakes with extraordinary height and off-kilter elements. Marina shares her favorite building materials and walks you through each step of constructing your support.
2. Covering the Boxes
3. Whimsical Layer Cake
4. Ribbons, Bows & Roses
5. Sculpted Cupcakes
6. Playful Sweet Treats
7. Putting It All Together

Taught by

Marina Sousa
Marina Sousa
Marina is a Food Network Challenge champion and the owner of Just Cake in Capitola, California. She holds a degree in baking and pastry arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. She's appeared regularly on the Food Network as a challenger, judge and featured chef for Food Network Caters Your Las Vegas Wedding, and her work has been featured in several magazines including InStyle, Bride, Modern Bride and People.

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