Bio I studied art at the Ringling School of Art and Design, jewellery at Georgia State University, jewellery, enamelling, copper smithing, glass and porcelain at Penland School, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the Atlanta College of Art. I’ve had a colourful career path so far ranging from teaching Ballroom dance at 16 to designing jewellery for a large design house, to mural and sign painting. In 1995 I started my own business as a prop and set designer for the ad...
I have been making cupcakes for about 9 months now and have just started making sugar flowers, wired and unwired, I am thoroughly enjoying my journey, come follow me as I progress into the world of cake decorating x
While Sydney was home this past weekend, for a VERY short time, we visited the Botanical gardens. As we walked around the flowers and greenery I saw a Flamboyant Mayflower and became mesmerized by it’s beauty! The Flamboyant Mayflower is known for its flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the name Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant. It seemed kismet to spot this…Read th...
It’s been a long time I posted a Blog entry to this Series. I noticed that there were lot of Sugar Flowers and Gumpaste flowers posted lately and I would like to show you some of them on one place. If you know about any other flowers that are on CakesDecor and I forgot to include them here, feel free to add them to comments.
I was shopping in a online cake store last week for a rose veiner. While looking I noticed they sold cold porcelain. I want to try Modena cold porcelain. It is recommended by Alan Dunn, the famous sugar flower master and tutor. I would really like to get the book Modelling in cold porcelain by Tombi Peck, Alan Dunn. Unfortunately although the sugar craft store stocked Modena it is Out of stock right now! But they had a product called “Hearty Soft” it said it was a faux cold porce...
Hey all. I know that awards ended few weeks ago, but I wanted to show you the Aprons that Calli did for the latest awards winners Aren’t they beautiful ? Thank you Calli ;)
I’m starting to realise there is only so much information that I can fit into my brain. If I could plug my self into my itunes account like my iphone, I could see just how my grey matter organises the inside of my head. Perhaps a little pink bar for memories and emotion, heaps of green space taken up by my thoughts and worries, a coloured section each for the kids, work, school, cake, food, drama, after school activities, recipes, the house, the husband. I wonder how much I can fit in, ...
A quick picture tutorial on how I made my Waratah for my Hubby’s 40th birthday cake . Hope it will be of help to some people. Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask :-) The materials used…................ Gumpaste + Red colour pasteRolling pin, and BoardBall and Dresden ToolWater and paint brushCrisco or Copha to roll out pasteFlower wire (I used #26 inner tips and #30 for the outside petals )Burgundy petal dust for the inner central tips and apple green peta...
Ive sat down many time at the computer or with a pad and pencil trying to create a logo for my cake business.How hard can it be really, well quite hard.I find it easier to create a wedding cake then to design a logo. So today i finally bit the bullet and sat down all day creating a logo, ive not just created one but 6.I will give them to my very supportive outspoken honest hubby who will then tell me what is rubbish and what is good.Other wise it will be another full day sitting at the co...
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