Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gum Paste and Fondant Wilton Method Course

After completing Decorating Basics, Gum Paste and Fondant is one of two additional Wilton Method courses you can choose. In Gum Paste and Fondant you’ll discover one of the most exciting and satisfying ways to decorate a cake.

We will lead you every step of the way as you create amazing handshaped flowers, beautiful borders and bold accents using these easy-to-shape icings.

As you learn each technique – an artful bow, mum, rose, carnation, calla lily, rosebud, daisy, and embellished borders – you’ll be closer to your crowning achievement: A Final Course Cake that showcases your skills.

The confidence you’ll gain as you decorate with gum paste and fondant will enable you to create cakes that will add excitement to your family celebrations for years to come.

Topics covered in Gum Paste and Fondant include:

  • Gum Paste and Fondant 101
    Bow Loops
    Mum Base, Rose Base
    Carnation Base
    Assembling a Bow
    Tinting Gum Paste and Fondant
    Basic Principles of Floral Cake Design
    Calia Lily
    Rosebud and Rose
    Calyxes and Leaves
    Assembling the Calia Lily
    Covering a Cake Board with Fondant
    Elements of Fondant Cake Design
    Creating Geometric Designs Using Cut-Outs, Overlays, and Inlays
    Eyelet, Ruffle, and Ball Borders

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