I was asked to design Santa Claus cupcakes for a client’s office party, as luck would have it Sydney was home for Thanksgiving break. I must admit it was exhilarating to be baking along side Sydney. I love when we work as a team and I take full advantage of our family time! The Santa Claus cupcakes were inspired by the movie “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Originally I had sketched out for elves and the big man himself (Santa Claus);… For recipe and materials list »
I have been wanting to create a tutorial on the art of scroll piping with royal icing. It is easier to learn on a sugar cookie prior to an entire cake, piping an entire cake can take hours (even days depending on design and layers), while a cookie is not as time consuming. The candle light cookie was inspired by Eddie Spence’s book The Art of Royal Icing: A Unique Guide to Cake Decoration by a World-class Tutor (this would be a… For additional information »
I wanted to share a quick royal icing technique, wet on wet. Wet on wet is a method of using a royal icing constancy of 10-12 seconds to top outline, coat, and decorate your cookies in a few minutes. For the poinsettia cookie above it literally took me 3.5 minutes to outline, cover, and decorate. Once the wet on wet method was finished I allowed the sugar cookie to dry for about 2 hours, piped a snails trail boarded, and allowed the… Watch the video »
I you on the previous post “Take Your Sugar Rose to Ultimate Level with wired Petals” to add a bonus video: adding calyx and rose hips. Generally in a finished spray the calyx and rose hips are only sightly visible on an open rose or a fully open rose. However on a bud, an opening bud, or a partially open rose the calyx and rose hip is quite visible. The calyx and the rose hip are an essential part of the sugar rose… For a full list about and where to purchase the materials/equ...
Well, we finally are ready to take our gumpaste roses to fully open from open rose (the fourth stage). In the spray above I have one bud, 2 partially open roses, 4 open roses, and 3 fully open roses. To achieve a realistic fully open rose I will show you how to wire the last 7 to 9 petals on your open rose. I have found by wiring the petals the rose is not only a realistic, but is stronger and easier to handle. Generally, I would have petal dusted the rose after the wired petals… ...
This the third series Learn How to Create a Gumpaste Life-Like Rose. In the first two series we completed a rose bud and a partially open rose (the transition phase).On the last video we had taken the rose buds to transitioning from a closed bud to showing their petals.The next stage I will show how to begin to curl your rose petals backward towards the stems as they open and my method of dusting the rose to achieve the intense color. Once the petals have been… Watch the ...
I have posted several tutorials with roses, the response has been wonderful. In fact I have had a plethora of requests to create a video. I wanted to be sure to give you as must detail as possible. I either had to have a VERY long video or compose a series of videos, I chose the later. I wanted to break the sugar rose down to easy to follow steps, without overwhelming you. The rose has four stages of development the bud (sometime referred to as… Watch the video tutorial ser...
Witches, bats, ghosts, and skulls seem to be the theme everywhere, especial on cookies, cakes, and cupcakes during the month of October (due to Halloween). Although they are scary and fun to recreate into a treat, I wanted to design a terrifying symbol I have not seen brought to life for cake nor cookie decorating. I knew I was on the right track when my husband shivered at the idea. He does have ophiophobia (a fear of snakes), like a few dozen other people. Oh did I forget to tell you a ...
DF has been going through pound cake withdrawal, as you know from reading past posts DF, my husband, LOVES my pound cake flavor combinations. He was used to having a different flavored pound cake every other week (he would have a piece for breakfast each morning), until Sydney left for GW. Sydney and I would bake her brioche cinnamon rolls and DF’s pound cake on the weekends, however when Sydney started GW I could not bring… Read the whole story »
With Sydney’s 21 birthday a little more than one month away, I am still trying to create the perfect spray for her cake. Sydney saw a similar spray in Alan Dunn’s Creative Cakes when she was home for spring break. Sydney loves orchids; there are five Spathoglottis orchids (better know as ground Asian orchids in the Elegant Summer Spray). The rest of sugar paste… Read the whole story »
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