My household is obsessed with The Elf on the Shelf this time of year so I had to turn the little guy into a cake topper. I took some photos along the way! I have several homemade face molds from my daughter’s dolls. I thought this Lemon Meringue one was around the right size and shape. You simply make the face mold by impressing the doll face in gumpaste and allowing it to dry hard. You can then use it as a mold. Here I’ve pressed a flesh tone ball of fondant/gumpast...
As a cake decorator my greatest fear is to miss spell (yep, on purpose) the writing on a cake (and not notice in time to fix it)!!! What’s your greatest cake decorating fear?
For all those budding cake decorators like me scouring the net, here is a little ‘How to do a handbag’ my way….or at least how I did it. Hope it will be helpful or at least give you the confidence to try it or something similar :-). This tutorial can also be found on my Blog:http://cakesbyssn.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/tutorial-kooba-valerie-handbag-cake-and.html 1) Decide and Design This is the most important bit, After deciding on the bag I was going to make, prin...
Hi everyone, I think pictures are simple and no need for more descriptions but if you have any question please ask.Happy Easter :-)
This is a great banana cake recipe – it’s not too dense, and is perfect for desserts or custom cakes. Ingredients: 2 1/4 C all-purpose flour1 tsp baking soda3/4 C sweet cream, salted butter1 1/2 C granulated sugar3 eggs1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract3 ripe bananas, mashed3/4 C sour cream3 TBSP Molasses Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare pans.2. Sift together flour and baking soda.3. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (...
Lamù painted cake Here are all the photographs, step by step, to do this cake. The base is a Quattro Quarti cake, with 4 eggs, filled with a chocolate mousse (recipes card on the web site) Painting Lamù.To best understanding of my tecnique watch my video on You tube with the whole procedure: Tutorial - Lamù dipinta su PDZ Use alcol for mix food colors and to obtain the watercolor effect. The cake Here is an alternative decoration for the same ...
bake 3-tiers in 6-8-12-in 2-layers each. Frost in buttercream, smooth w/ spatula dipped in very warm water completely sides and top. Start at back of cake and take angled spatula dip in warm water, and shake off. start at bottom and go up and circle back down to make marks.. up and down. Once knife starts to get icing caked on it and starts to make texture messier, you need to clean knife off and repeat water, and motion. You can start at back again and add more texture or go...
I posted this to my blog this morning, but I wasn’t sure if I could share videos on here or not. In this video, I present the method I use to get a diamond / harlequin effect on my buttercream cakes. Hope you enjoy!
Step by step pics show you how to make a sea shell using a cocktail stick and a boning tool. The colour of fondant is white and ivory. After the sea shell topper has dried apply white lustre dust for a pearl effect.
Here’s how I make my White Modelling Chocolate – Simple and Easy.
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