OK, so I posted some time back in one of the forum posts about how I achieve sharp edges on fondant, and while for the most part my technique is much the same, I am always learning how to do things better and I’ve changed some things. Here are some examples of cakes I’ve done using this method: So anyway, this is how I go about getting sharp edges. Basically my secret weapon as far as this technique goes is most definitely chocolate ganache – whether it be milk chocol...
Building figurines with a wireframe skeleton allows for more dynamic poses and positioning. I like to use a thick, flexible aluminium wire which is easily available in craft stores. First, bend the wire into a basic proportioned shape, winding the wire round itself to add strength. Allow a long end of wire at the base to stick the wireframe into a piece of foam. Pose the wireframe in the desired position. Wrap aluminium foil around the body to bulk it up as desired. You could...
After seeing the amazing stained glass effect cakes by people like Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen and Vinism Sugar Art, I decided I wanted to have a go and put my own spin on it. Hopefully it will inspire you to do your own. Just warning you all now, I like to explain things in great detail so skip over anything you know. Background-Tips to help you Start This Project Decide on your cake theme based on your inspirations and the occasion if any, mine was a staine...
This tutorial is for the giraffe figuring sitting ontop of cake, for the tutorial to paint the bottom tier follow this link http://cakesdecor.com/Ciccio/blog/408 You’ll need : ball tool large & very small, 10cm long skewer, knife, small rose petal cutter or similar 2cm long, veining tool, light brown petal dust, brush, edible glue, white fat, styrofoam dummy fleshtone airbrushcolour (or Vodka mixed with ivory gel & tiniest dash red gel)Gump...
I have be decorating cakes for 3 months shy of two years now and have had many challenges decorating cakes in a climate that is always hot and humid. My little cake studio is just off of my office and I run the AC at about 77F to 80F ( electricity is super expensive in the Cayman Islands ) and as you can tell by my shiny face :0) in the video it is also very humid around 80 to95% most of the time. My butter cream cakes go to beach parties and beach weddings and never melt I used the online...
1) What you will need.Fondant, a ruler, exacto knife, rolling pin, water and a brush2) Roll fondant out about 1/8-1/16’ thick then trim down to 4×43) Then divide into 4 sections of 2×2. I only cut 4 squares at a time. Too many more and they will start to dry out before you can get to them4) Gather one end like you would if you were making a bow.5)Then the other side.6) Now this is the “Billow” I smash the ends flat.7) Slightly fold the edges in t...
Wanted to do a Peony without having to purchase expensive cutter, if you have a peony set you can use them for this but the larger cutter makes for a bigger Peony so you may want to use your cutter for the 4 smallest petals then use the largest cutter in this setThis is a $2 Set of heart shaped cutters 5 hearts in total using a heavy set of scissors(they have sharper edge) bend the top edge to the shape of petals as shown, petals are perfect edges so does matter just similar shapes to shown p...
Detailed step by step tutorial on how to create a little pony
This tutorial is the technique that I came up with that made it easier for me to make sure that I got straight even sides and a completely flat top every time I ganached a cake. The technique I came up with is kind of a mix of the upside down method that everyone knows about and the technique used by Faye Cahill where she uses two boards (one on top and one on bottom) to help ganache her cakes. My technique as I say is a mix of both and hopefully you find it helpful. There are many way...
OK when someone wants a fast cake this flower will make a statement without taking ages You will need a parrot tulip cutter & viener or similar (these ones are from www.sugardelites.com)Sugarpaste with extra tylose (about1tsp per 250g – you want it to dry quick halve it if you have a couple of days)This is coloured with Chefmaster – Tropical Fushiaedible glue & brushThat werid tool you never thought you would use on the other end of you veining toolbowl, foil & tiss...
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