DF asked me to bake cupcakes for the women in human resources (to thank them). With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I thought they should be decorated for the occasion. I was inspired by, of all things, a 21 century insurance commercial. I realize how odd that may sound, but in the little commercial they show this fantasy land with grass, a pound, and flowers; the person who has the 21 century insurance receives a visit from a leprechaun…
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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, This is a tutorial . It’s how I made it easy en quick for my self. Good luck!x Peggy ( Precious Taarten )
Hi: I am new to cake and cupcake baking. Could someone give me some advice as to how long cupcakes will stay fresh. If I bake them on a Thursday for example would they stay fresh if they are iced and put in a box for a party for Saturday. I could use the same info for a cake as well. Thanks in advance for any and all help.
I have had a love for Judy Garland since I was a little girl; my father introduced me to The Wizard of Oz when I was two. From that moment on, I watched every Judy Garland movie I could find. I still can recall the first time I saw Judy Garland and Fred Astaire dancing and singing to classics like “We’re a Couple Swells”, “Drum Crazy”, and of course “Easter Parade”. I introduced Sydney to Judy Garland and… Read the whole story »
I have plans later on this year for a far more detail on the 2 doll cakes I experimented with.. but as I have been asked many times for this, here is just a mini version of Oliver, which may help give some insight towards inspiring you to give it a go.. it really is very simple to make if time-strapped (as I was ) and only took a day :) Here is Oliver…. So here is the 10” sponge cake I baked to start :) here is where I demarcated the head… this was guesswork R...
After seeing the amazing stained glass effect cakes by people like Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen and Vinism Sugar Art, I decided I wanted to have a go and put my own spin on it. Hopefully it will inspire you to do your own. Just warning you all now, I like to explain things in great detail so skip over anything you know. Background-Tips to help you Start This Project Decide on your cake theme based on your inspirations and the occasion if any, mine was a staine...
These have been my most popular cake and CakesDecor very kindly selected them as Editor’s Choice last year. I have been promising for ages to put together a guide to making these for those of you who have said ‘I can’t do that’. I hope you will be able to see that, yes you can. All you need is a cake, a pair of real boots as ‘models’ on a stool. Paper. Ruler and cake decorating edibles 1. Cut out the shape of a shoe sole. I did this by placing my ...
Before we start, that is a picture of Keanu Reeves eating a cupcake! Sadly it’s not one of mine or am I the cupcake!! But I thought this picture would be better than just a cupcake alone for today ; ) One of the problems I found when starting baking was cupcake cases peeling away from the cake after baking!This is a big problem when doing batches of cupcakes for customers, It basically means starting over which can make you want to tear your hair out! I stressed for a couple of months ...
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