There was a time when I was doing purse cake almost every week, and sometimes more than one. Creating that worn look and texture of a real material led me to experimenting with plastic wrap. Here is the result! I’d say it adds an extra dimension and interest to the whole piece, because we all love our own special purses, even if it has some wrinkles to it! The extra plus of having plastic wrap is that you can pick the whole piece, fondant and wrap, lay it across the cake and smooth ...
Monograms have been a big trend with wedding cakes now for a couple of years. I do at least one or two monograms a month. I have several different methods I use, but this will be my new “easy monogram” method. And I must confess that I been obsessed with Pinterest lately, so I asked my hubby to help me make my tutorial “Pinterest Friendly”. I’m not sure that it is Pinterest Friendly (its longer than I expected), but it is a very easy method for making monogra...
This (to me) is the hardest part about making a cake, getting that great clean smooth finish. With this tutorial by Whisk Kid, they show you how to frost a cake the best way every, with a scraper. Getting a bowl scraper, metal one, or any kind of scraper is the best way (to me) on how to create that smooth finish. This step my step word and picture tutorial will help you create that great finish. http://www.whisk-kid.com/2011/02/how-to-frost-cake.html
This tutorial by Glorious Treats shows by pictures and tells by writing how to make beautiful fondant flowers, they can be used on cookies, cupcakes, and even cakes. http://www.glorioustreats.com/2012/08/how-to-make-fondant-flowers.html
Well….....after a late night and an early start I drove up the M6 very slowly….... to arrive at the NEC at 7.15am. We all de-boxed and set up our cakes on the tables provided (only the snail fell off in transit so easy to fix). Then we carried our cakes over and placed them on the judging tables.Leaving my cake was really hard to do, I felt like I’d delivered a baby and didn’t want to go off and leave it with anyone that might not look after it.The judges were very...
Learn how to make Lenny the Lion in our simple to follow tutorial. Each step is explained in easy terms and you will have your very own lion cupcake in no time. This design can be adapted to fit larger cakes as well as cupcakes. I havent added all of the text here but if you cannot follow the tutorial without more help please click the link below for the full version. Click here for the full tutorial i
This is the most popular post on my blog, and the most viewed video on my YouTube channel, because it’s something we all have struggled with. In this video tutorial, I will show you my method for getting my cakes ice-rink smooth. And as an added bonus, I will provide my buttercream recipe below the video window. This technique works best with an all butter icing. Feel free to try it with your own recipe, but I am providing my “kids” butter cream recipe if you want to...
Do you have a special technique that helps you make things better and save some time? Share it with our members and win some amazing prizes. How to enter? It’s easy as everything else on our site – post a tutorial on CakesDecor.com and you are entered. Click on the large green “ADD NEW TUTORIAL” button on the left of the Tutorials page When is the Deadline All tutorials posted from November 12 to December 9, 6:00 pm UTC take part in the contest. ...
Can anyone direct me to the latest cake contest. I think i saw one for a babyshower theme contest but i can find it.
Preparing and Covering a Square Cake To Ganache: 1. Layer cake with ganache and affix to baseboard with ganache. 2. Affix baseboard to workboard with ganache. 3. Trim cake so there is a 3 -5mm space between the cake and the edge of the baseboard allthe way around. 4. Ganache sides of the cake, paying particular attention to the corners- it is important tocompletely fill the corners with ganache. With scraper edge held directly at the point ofeach corner, check there is sufficie...
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