Instructor Joshua John Russell sketches a cake design inspired by modern fashion, then demonstrates how to imprint fondant to mimic lace, corduroy, and crocodile skin and how to pipe icing into swirls and puffy pearl-like shapes. His students follow along, step by step. Yet those very students are spread across the country, learning from their own kitchens, dressed in their own aprons and footie pajamas. That?s because Joshua?s class, Fashion-Inspired Fondant, is part of the Craftsy library.
The online education community has produced more than 340 engaging craft-making videos taught by expert instructors. In addition to cake-decorating classes, Craftsy offers classes in knitting, baking, quilting, jewelry making, and other fun and expressive media.
Once students purchase a class, they can view the video whenever and as many times as they?d like, easily rewinding to rewatch a particularly intricate skill and bookmarking favorite moments to return to later. Craftsy also offers workshops, supplies, downloadable patterns, and a gallery of inspiring member projects.