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CakesDecor.com Cake Themes #1: Purple cakes

Here are some of the purple themed cakes posted on our website recently:

Gum Paste Flowers #4: Carnations (not made on floral wire)

To make (non-wired) gum paste carnations, you’ll need: gum paste, rolling pin, small modeling tool (or popsicle stick, chopstick, etc.), carnation cutter or a scalloped round cutter, shaping foam, dusting pouch, dog bone/ball tool, veining tool,...

Gum Paste Flowers #3: Rose Leaves on Floral Wire

To make gum paste leaves on floral wire, you’ll need: 26 gauge (food safe) wire, green gum paste, rolling pin, angled offset spatula, CelBoard, gum glue, rose leaf cutter, dusting pouch, and a leaf veining mold or shaping foam and veining tool. ...

Gum Paste Flowers #2: Gum Paste Roses on Floral Wire

As with most wired gum paste flowers, the bases need to be made well in advance so they will be completely dry when you’re ready to start making the roses. For the bases you’ll need: 22 gauge (food safe) floral wire, needle nose pliers, gum glue...

CakesDecor Tutorials Contest #3: First Week Winner and New Prize

We have first week of our Tutorials Contest successfully behind us and it’s time to do a random draw. You have posted 16 tutorials so far and I believe that there will be much more in the end. First, let me introduce new prize for the author...

Gum Paste Flowers #1: How to Make Carnations on Wires

In order to make gum paste carnations on wires, you need to make the bases in advance. I like to make mine at least a day ahead and let them dry overnight. You’ll need 22 gauge (food safe) floral wire, needle nose pliers, gum glue (dissolve a...

Simple Cookie Tutorial

I just LOVE Valentine’s Day and especially all the baking and fun treats that go along with it! Here is a tutorial on how to make Valentine boxer shorts cookies! These cookies may look difficult to make but honestly anyone can do these no...

Kaleidoscope Cake!

I’ve been asked many times how I made this cake. The cool “kaleidoscope” effect is pretty trippy, right? Are you having a flashback to the groovy era of the 1960’s? It’s a pretty simple technique that is sure to impress. 1) Make a white...

Sharp Edges on Fondant Cakes

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...

Gelatin Gems

I came up with this last summer after struggling to try and find a way to fill small candy gem molds with isomalt. It’s fast, cheap and easy when you need a quick gem and don’t fill like working with hot sugar. You will need: candy gem...