I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
With cut-outs it is easy to make fun 3-D shapes for your fondant cakes and cupcakes. Just roll out the fondant, press down with cut-outs and lift away! Remove shapes with a small spatula. Stainless steel shapes range from 5/8 in. to 2 1/2 in
1. Layered decorations! Stack cut-out fondant pieces in different sizes and colors. 2. Fondant fill-ins! Use a smaller cut-out to remove the center of your fondant decoration. Fill in with a different color! 3. Cake insets! Cut out shapes from your fondant-covered cake, then replace the pieces with your favorite colors.
Finish your royal icing or gum paste flowers with a beautiful natural look using one of these 3 lovely stamen styles. Just pipe a dot of icing for your flower center, cut stamens to desired size, insert and let dry. Includes 60 each in Pearl, Glitter and Fluffy styles. May be tinted (except Pearl) with Wilton Icing Colors added to vanilla extract.