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with Marina Sousa
Online Class

Fondant Techniques: The Sweet Treat Tower

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h57m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Structure Basics

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

2. Covering the Boxes

Cover three cakes in fondant using Marina's easy wrapping and paneling techniques. Re-create a pastry box wrapped in brown kraft paper or panel a sweet little cube cake. Marina even shows you how to emboss your panels using a stencil and some petal dust! Then, work with edible lace as Marina offers professional tips for handling and attaching your lace to the outside of your open macaron box.

3. Whimsical Layer Cake

3. Whimsical Layer Cake

Make the whimsical cake that adorns Marina's treat tower. You'll love the professional tips Marina shares for creating your cake slice cutout, adding the ombré detailing and covering your cake in fondant. Gather Marina's advice for adding realistic details to your cake, including textured icing between your cake layers! Master using an onlay mold as Marina demonstrates how this clever tool offers a great way to add dimension and design to your cakes.