|The term bas-relief dates back to the 17th century, its origins traced back to Italian and French sculpture. Loosely translated, bas-relief simply means "low-relief", a sculpting technique in which the figures and shapes project just slightly from the background, often seen in architecture.
This interesting technique has caught the eye of cake designer Marina Sousa as a great way to incorporate unique and ornate textures in her designs. Using fondant, each student will create a small-tiered cake. After covering its surface the class will explore finishing techniques and mediums to enhance their "low relief" sculpted surface. This technique is a versatile one and lends itself to most any type of occasion. The perfect addition to your cake design tool box!