As you all know, I am a big advocate of furthering your education, learning new skills and expanding on ones you already have. Now although nothing can beat taking a hands on class, Craftsy offers great classes that you can watch online over and over again, whenever, wherever you want. Their most recent offering is from someone I loved learning from in person as well as from her other Craftsy classes. Marina Sousa has blown my mind once again with fresh takes on decorating cakes effectively giving a wow factor with minimal effort!
In "Designer Fondant Textures", Marina offers up a plethora of decorating methods that result in eye-catching, stunning cakes....but, would I expect anything less from Marina? Techniques covered in the class (each section offers multiple ways of achieving the look being discussed) include: Sequins, Ruching, Fringe, Zebra Print, Geometric Textures, and Ruffles. The great thing about this class (as well as Marina's other classes - Advanced Fondant Techniques and Jewelled Wedding Cake) is that Marina offers up a variety of techniques that look great on their own or can be mixed and matched to achieve stunning, show stopping creations. I have taken many classes, and still continue growing and learning new things - this class is no exception! My mind was exploding watching this class and learning some new tricks that I need to seriously find time to try!
Marina has to be one of the easiest instructors to listen to. She is well spoken, clear, and her effervescent personality really comes through each and every time! If you haven't yet purchased this class or any of Marina's other classes, please head over to Craftsy and do so....you will not be disappointed! And once you get a taste of Marina's amazing teaching style, you will want to learn from her in person....why not join her at Cake Carnival (along with 5 other amazing instructors) this November? There are still a few spots left....don't miss your opportunity to get the Marina experience first hand!
Until Next Time,