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Interview #33: Melanie Byrne of The Enchanting Merchant Company

1. How or why did you get started in cake decorating… was it by accident or did you always a passion for it? I used to love baking when I was younger because it was my form of escaping everything that was going on around me.  I was always a...

Blossom Princess Kimono Applique tutorial (video)

Hi all, This is the last video tutorial from my Konohana Sakuya Hime or Japanese Blossom Princess / Geisha cake. In this one I show the making of the outer robes and the appliqué cherry blossom design on them. The rest of her kimono was made...

Taj Mahal cake tutorial

1. Taj Mahal is all about symmetry. Plan the size of the cake you are making and create the templates A and B using a cardboard. 2. Roll the white fondant and Cut 4 * A and 4* B shapes using the template. Let the figure dry. It took me over...

Aquafaba swiss meringue buttercream - also egg free meringue, imbc, macaron...

Hi all! This is a recipe I’ve used twice now to make smbc without eggs- its the smbc recipe I promised you in the writeup to my book cake posted yesterday. Aquafaba is the water you get from a can of chickpeas/ garbanzo beans, or after boiling...

double cherry blossom #2: Dusting the flowers (video)

Hi all, Part 2 of my double cherry blossom tutorial is now up on YouTube! Had a bit of an accident (you can see at the end XD) but everything survived OK :) Part 2: https://youtu.be/Q7B93pghLPs Part 1: making the flowers:...

How to make Piping Gel

I found this recipe on Facebook, which will allow you to make piping gel for pennies on the dollar! Piping gel Yields 1/2-cup Ingredients: • 1/4-cup cold water • 1/4-cup corn starch • 1/2-cup light corn syrup • 1 tsp clear flavor extract...

CakesDecor Theme: Book Cakes

Hi!! This week’s theme is book cakes, and I just can’t believe the realism of all the cakes that I’ve seen. Every single detail is perfect, and if you were to show these pictures to someone but didn’t tell them they were cakes then I highly...

3D Chinook helicopter cake tutorial

Ok lovelies here we go my very first pic tutorial on here. I did this cake just a few days before one of the members on here needed a tutorial for this exact cake so I thought I had better post it even though it is a little late for Ellie others...

Nail Art Tool Bargain UK

Linasari reviewed the nail art tools (thank you Lina!) …I thought the UK based peeps might like to know that Home Bargains sell this set for £1!

Brushes. Tool review competition

I love to paint on cakes. So my fave tool/s are brushes. I own a lot and lot of brushes. I think i have over hundred. I’m always buying brushes. I think it’s an addiction. Here’s a small selection. The smallest I have is 000. It’s very thin and...