1) What you will need.Fondant, a ruler, exacto knife, rolling pin, water and a brush2) Roll fondant out about 1/8-1/16’ thick then trim down to 4×43) Then divide into 4 sections of 2×2. I only cut 4 squares at a time. Too many more and they will start to dry out before you can get to them4) Gather one end like you would if you were making a bow.5)Then the other side.6) Now this is the “Billow” I smash the ends flat.7) Slightly fold the edges in t...
Here is my Spotty Dotty Cake Tutorial, I hope you’ll like it. https://www.facebook.com/rosieoriginals
Hi everyone! I have worked with Modelling Chocolate (referred to as M/C throughout this article) many times over the past few months, trying to find the perfect recipe, and the best ways to use it. I have encountered many wonderful results, but also disasters, mistakes and mishaps. This is why I have decided to write this article, so none of you will ever have to perform a M/C ‘test-period’ again! Modelling Chocolate has changed the wonders of modern day Sugarcraft. It has adde...
A number of people have asked me exactly how I make the ribbon roses on my bouquet cake so here’s a quick tutorial. The Equipment I use a small cutting board, a rolling pin and a scalpel. How to make the rose1. Roll a small piece of fondant into a sausage shape. 2. Roll the sausage flat with your rolling pin but don’t flatten it too much. You want it to be thick enough that you get a soft curved edge. 3. Smooth one side of the paste slightly with your finge...
If you are going to attempt making one of these, bear in mind that you will need a steady hand and a lot of patience… along with the following equipment :) Two polystyrene balls, one slightly bigger than the other A cocktail stick A plastic cake dowel Small embroidery scissors (brand new and sterilised) Large kitchen knife Grey and white fondant Small paint brush and water I decided to make the dog out of polystyrene so he could be kept instead of eaten and I t...
two brands of food safe FDA approved silicone mold I use . I buy this two from Michael’s using 40-50% coupons. The box comes with two different colored component. varieties of knick knacks one may use to make a silicone mold impression :) hunt around your house for a “dish” deep enough to hold the mold you’re planning to make. It doesn’t have to be fancy, even a disposable container cover will do :) take equal amount of each silicone component, knead ...
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...
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...
Gather your materials (add a ruler or straight edge to this list!) Knead in a little tylose powder to your coloured fondant. My ratio is 1tsp tylose to 250g of fondant. Roll ropes of fondant (now gumpaste!) to desired thickness. Keep one rope a little thicker than the rest. Here the green is slightly larger. This will help when it’s time to insert the toothpick supports. When you have all of your ropes, roll over them with a fondant smoother to neaten and to remove any finger ind...
This tutorial covers setting up the support structure and decoration of a “Tangled” Rapunzel Tower Cake as can be seen on https://www.facebook.com/CustomCakeDesigns .... This support structure was made for a cake that needed to cater for 70 desert size portions of cake. As it was a rather large cake, a strong ‘tower’ was needed to support the weight and hence plumbers plastic tubing / piping was selected as the main core of the tower. (This plastic tubing and ca...
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