23rd October 2013 // 2 Comments

Witches’ Cauldron Cake Using Craftsy.com’s Fondant Frills Class!

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!

Witches' Cauldron Ruffle Cake

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.

At Craftsy.com you can learn a wealth of fun D.I.Y techniques and projects including cake decorating, sewing, knitting and embroidery as well as lots of lovely ideas for your home and garden. For cake decorating enthusiasts in particular there’s a wealth of fun classes and tutorials to help create gorgeous cakes and cupcakes. Why not try out Craftsy and get 25% off your first ever class just in time for the holidays!

Witches' Cauldron Ruffle Cake

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!

Witches' Cauldron Ruffle Cake

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.

Witches' Cauldron Ruffle Cake

Craftsy.com provides online education for creative enthusiasts so they can turn their ideas into reality. Craftsy’s online cake decorating courses allow you to learn at your own pace whenever you choose! Click here to receive 25% off your first cake decorating course with Craftsy!

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  • Reply butterflyflutterby 21st October 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Love this nice to see you step into the dark side, love craftsy i have a couple of their freebie tutorials. love the cauldron and especially the gooey bits, is it tutorial day :P

    • Reply Juniper Cakery 23rd October 2013 at 9:30 am

      Hi there Chellie, We love Halloween so stepping into the darkside is no problem!

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