A Beginners Story- This has been my experiences over the last couple of months As a newbie/beginner I thought I would share my experiences for all other newbies-you may pick something up- and maybe for some others you may get a chuckle out of my inexperience- Everything listed was learned by NOT doing it the right way- Just learning all this as I go. So, let me begin by saying that EVERYTHING takes 3x longer then you think it will and it seems I use 3x the amount of product I think I w...
Part 2 – The Moth Orchd Throat and ColumnThe Moth Orchid Continued Making the Column Take a small ball of paste and roll into a tear drop Insert a 22g wire into to pointy end Mold to wire making a point. Not too big so it is a good size for the petals Hallow out with a small rolling pin or similar, keeping the top smooth and round Leave to dry Making the Throat The throat is a bit trick and is best if you can look at a real flower or o...
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to transport a cake and thought that your heart just couldn’t take the strain. (raising hand)Raise your hand if you’ve ever transported a cake and mourned the crack that showed up in the frosting. (raising hand)This post is for you.I recently made these two baby shower cakes for a friend. She had to take them on a 6 hour drive! That’s right, 6 hours! Obviously, she couldn’t balance them on her lap the whole dri...
Apple Cinnamon CupcakesMakes 12 cupcakes Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup milk (you could use apple juice too) 1/2 cup chopped apples Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line your cupcake pan with liners. Cream together the butter and sugars. One at a time, mix in the eggs. Ad...
Dear Sugar Diary, There are things you don’t know when you get into caking. Things no one can prepare you for. So I have put together a list of the top 10 things I have learned the HARD way since I began caking…... 1) Everyone is NOT going to be nice to you. Not everyone will like your cakes…and not everyone will have something nice to say. And it will get you down…it will fester for a while and hurt your feelings…You will need to grow a tough skin and do ...
Dear Sugar Diary, Hey again! How is it going?? Things will be back to normal soon and I will blog more I promise! Thank you for still finding time to email me ! You all are always so encouraging and just awesome! I have been at my table making decorations while having my “forever full”cup of coffee and answering all your emails makes me smile. I know we are all online and in different parts of the country and world even but it really has sparked some friendships that make me w...
Dear Sugar Diary, So today on the agenda are 84 cupcakes and a cake. My kitchen will smell like heaven starting this afternoon. =) Orders Going Out 2/25/2012: 1- Peanut Butter/Chocolate Cupcakes(12) 2-Banana/Caramel Cupcakes(6) 3-Coca Cola Cupcakes…..YES….COCA COLA!(6) 4-Vanilla/Vanilla Cupcakes(30) 5-Chocolate/Chocolate Cupcakes(30) 6- Vanilla Cake/Caramel Buttercream(15×11)half sheet) I am currently constructing a custom stand for a cupcake order&...
Dear Sugar Diary: I am having a super late dinner….and thinking about the things I hear on a daily basis…some are genuine….some are insulting….some are just outrageous! So I will share my list : TOP 5 THINGS THIS CAKER HAS HAD ASKED OR SAID TO HER: 1- “Hi Shey… I was wondering how much for a cake?” ...yup just like that…no details…no explanation…just the cost of a cake in general I guess…..-- 2- “Hi Shey...
I am a stay at home mom. I am 24 years old. Five years ago I got a degree on culinary arts. I worked as a cook for 4 years. Last year my beautiful baby boy was born so i decided to become a SAHM. I always had a passion for cooking and baking. And I always wanted to learn how to decorate beautiful cakes. A couple of months ago i decided that I wanted to learn how to decorate amazing cakes for my kids and my family. Just recently i started my classes and I have learned a lot. Its a small course...
First, you’ll need to gather your resources! So, rummage through your goodies and accumulate your loot! Here you go: A clay extruder (we used the Makin’s Professional Clay Extruder) with the largest circle diskFondant in all of your favorite colors! Now, if you grab your trusty set of real crayons, take a look at them. Do you notice that those pesky wrappers are actually a different color than the crayon? Yeah, I sighed too. So–make sure when you grab your red fondant, take a b...
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