In order to make gum paste carnations on wires, you need to make the bases in advance. I like to make mine at least a day ahead and let them dry overnight. You’ll need 22 gauge (food safe) floral wire, needle nose pliers, gum glue (dissolve a pinch of gum paste in a small amount of water), a small food safe brush, and gum paste. Using the pliers, make a small hook at one end of the wire. Pinch off a small amount of gum paste and roll into a little bulb. Dip the hooked end of t...
Crystallizing flowers will give your cakes that special touch all bakers long for – although it takes a little bit of work, the end result is well worth it. Here’s how: Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. gelatin (Knox can be used, but it tends to lump) 6 Tbsp. Water at room temperature Sprinkle the gelatin over water and mix right away – if bubbles form, skim them off the top. Allow mixture to rest for 2-3 minutes until it reaches a sponge-like consistency. Take hardened gelat...
It’s been a long time I posted a Blog entry to this Series. I noticed that there were lot of Sugar Flowers and Gumpaste flowers posted lately and I would like to show you some of them on one place. If you know about any other flowers that are on CakesDecor and I forgot to include them here, feel free to add them to comments.
Here is one of my first tutorials: lots of pictures but I hope you like it. What you need is your desired colours of petal dusts (I chose sweet butter and later, mixed my own purple with cornflower blue and burgundy) and a good quality paintbrush (used specifically for sugar flowers). I line up my petals and do everything in an assembly line: first one colour and then another. Brush on the colour starting at the edge of the petal and moving in one direction. It is alw...
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
2-layer 8-in. round butternut cake w/ buttercream icing, and all buttercream flowers. Pastel roses in 2-tone pink, lavender, yellow, and sage green leaves and ivy~ Grass bottom boarder and pink rosebuds around sides of cake~ FILLING: in between layers is a fresh mixed berry filling, I always make from fresh or frozen berries, depending on season~ I cook down berries, then strain seeds out~ return to pan, and add some lime juice (a tbsp. or more if needed for nice crisp a...
My good friend had been in touch and asked if I could make a special cake for her grand parents 60th diamond wedding anniversary. They wanted the original wedding cake creating with an edible photo inset to. I started googling and came across the magenta picture above and sent it to them as an idea of how the picture would look. The next thing I new this was what they wanted this exact cake which is actually a photo frame not a cake :-/I rose to the challenge and started figuring ...
Frost 1/4 sheet red velvet in buttercream. I pipe a little buttercream in opposite corners to raise bouquet a little. I then make vine design, where I will place flowers, so you will probably not see much of that, after I place flowers… I use tip #60 & 61 (looks like a slightly curved rose tip), for flower petals. I use 2-tone blue and blue turquoise icing for flowers. I pipe 5 or 6 petals on each flower and put #4 black center w/ #2 yellow dots around each center. I a...
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