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Basic Fondant Techniques
Basic Fondant Techniques
Elisa Strauss
Build a sweet and solid cake decorating foundation with acclaimed cake designer Elisa Strauss in this free beginner fondant mini-class.
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Cut, level, fill and crumb coat your layers like a professional then learn Joshua John Russell's trade secrets for a beautiful buttercream finish for free!
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
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Develop on-trend techniques as you learn to perfectly paint your custom cakes with boutique baker and designer Erin Schaefgen in this FREE mini-class!
Erin Schaefgen
Erin Schaefgen
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Make the best cake pops on the block. Learn a collection of dazzling decorating techniques in this FREE mini-class and deliver perfect treats customized for any celebration.
Valerie Pradhan
Valerie Pradhan

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