This is a pillow cake for a 50th birthday. The shoe is made of fondant/gumpaste and completely edible. We two-toned the fondant with purple on the bottom and biege on top with white royal accents. 10 inch and 6 inch tiers are of yellow cake and filled with chocolate mousse and oreo cookie crumbs. The pans were the newest in the Wilton line and simply great to use. We were so impressed that we can’t wait till we need to make another. Here is a brief showcasing of what we did an...
This tutorial is the technique that I came up with that made it easier for me to make sure that I got straight even sides and a completely flat top every time I ganached a cake. The technique I came up with is kind of a mix of the upside down method that everyone knows about and the technique used by Faye Cahill where she uses two boards (one on top and one on bottom) to help ganache her cakes. My technique as I say is a mix of both and hopefully you find it helpful. There are many way...
I have be decorating cakes for 3 months shy of two years now and have had many challenges decorating cakes in a climate that is always hot and humid. My little cake studio is just off of my office and I run the AC at about 77F to 80F ( electricity is super expensive in the Cayman Islands ) and as you can tell by my shiny face :0) in the video it is also very humid around 80 to95% most of the time. My butter cream cakes go to beach parties and beach weddings and never melt I used the online...
Detailed step by step tutorial on how to create a little pony
How to Cover a Square Cake Drum – (12” or smaller) Materials Needed: Cake drum (I always use ½” thick) 12” x 12” sheet scrapbook paper Roll of contact paper Scissors STEP 1Trim your craft paper to the size of your cake board. If you’re using a 12” inch square cake board and a 12” x 12” inch scrapbook sheet (like I’m using today), you don’t have to do any trimming! Awesome! STEP 2Cut your contact paper about 6 inches bigger ...
Here is how I made my little sugarpaste Minions from the movie ‘Discpicable Me’ Firstly you will need….a small amount of yellow, blue, black and white sugarpastea craft knifea rolling pina cocktail sticka jumbo straw (not esseintial)and a black edible food colouring pen (not essential) With the yellow sugarpaste, take a small piece off for the arms and roll into a long thin sausage shape, cut in half to form little arms about 1.5cms long and flatten down one end sl...
Tutorial and pictures on How to get a wood-grain effect on Fondant. Needed supplies: White fondant, Brown fondant, brown gel color, small paint brush, Fondant Veining tool or toothpicks, Sponge or sponge paintbrush, Vanilla Extract or Vodka 1.) I took two batches of Fondant, one in white and one in brown. In this case I used Chocolate Fondant. 2.) I then added a tiny bit of the brown fondant to the white to give it a tannish color. 3.) I took a bit of each color an...
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!
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...
After Hello Kitty Themed cakes, it’s time to post another part of the Cake Themes, today. We decided to showcase purse cake, handbag cake, bag cake and few suitcase cakes. Thank you all for posting them.
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