We’re always excited to try out new techniques, recipes, styles and tastes circulating in the cake decorating industry. With this in mind we were more than happy to give Maggie Austen’s famous ruffled fondant method a go courtesy of Craftsy.com!
This frilling technique is perfect for so many cake designs; not just for romantic wedding tiers. These sumptuous ruffles would add a dramatic finish to any homemade dessert from birthday surprises to Christmas gateaux and, of course, to any ghoulish Halloween cake! Though we hadn’t seen a ruffled Halloween cake before we thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. As a result here’s our finished spook-tacular Witches’ Cauldron cake made using Maggie Austen’s Fondant Frills class. We would have usually rolled the strips of fondant much thinner to create delicate ruffles but in this instance we deliberately created sightly chunkier ruffles to translate the feel of jagged rock face leading up to the poisonous witches’ cauldron sitting atop.
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The wonderful thing about learning online is the ability take things at your own leisure. Everyone has a list of commitments, responsibilities and jobs that already take priority so being able to start or pause a class on your favourite hobby obviously really helps. At Juniper Cakery we find ourselves inundated with a billion tasks and urgent post-it notes per day so when it comes to our own past times learning online is a lifesaver. At Craftsy.com classes can be saved, played and paused for when you have some spare time. Fantastic for busy lives!
Maggie Austen’s Fondant Frills class on Craftsy.com includes a wealth of ideas and tips to help create decadent and textured cakes. A few techniques in this class include how to make your own flower paste / gum paste, how to achieved subtle yet stunning ombre ruffles and how to create beautiful cabbage roses to nestle atop your creation. With so many things to learn in one class we’re pretty certain that you won’t want to stop! Why not create rainbow ruffles for a vibrant birthday, adorn the top of a pretty frilled cake with lots of delicate handmade roses or make a ghoulish Halloween mummy cake by using the Fondant Frills tutorial to re-create bandages.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by Juniper Cakery on behalf of Craftsy. The opinions and text are all ours.