This is what I use.. Not sure what others use, but this is just me. Water bottle spray-keep my hands clean for next colourPallet Knife- to scrape the chalkLittle containers with lids- to keep my unused chalk in. I never waste my chalks always keep what I don’t use…Paper towels- cover your work space makes clean up MUCH easier. You WILL make a mess HAHAHA. Also for wiping hands dry when spray with water to clean of chalk for next colour.Soft brushes- for dusting.Chalks- NON-TOXIC ...
Hi everyone! I realized I never posted the how-to for how I made all the gumpaste feathers stick without falling! The technique highlights how I “paste” heavier objects on my cakes using fondant instead of royal icing. I hope this gives you good ideas for your cake projects. Enjoy and please share! 1. I squeezed and bent a cheap trio set of circle cutters to make my own feather shapes. 2. Constructed and dried a gumpaste base with skewers that will be inserted into the ...
Do you lack space when you work with flowers and need them to dry? Here’s one clever way of doing it (my mom’s idea actually): I place them in clean egg containers and then put them in a documents tray… Saves a lot of space!!! The trays pictured here are from Ikea!
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I am new to this blogging thing… I blogged a few years ago under a alias mainly to get rid of my fears and uncertainties after my mom was diagnosed with parkinson’s disease….. This is going to be completely different..i’m going to write about my cakes, my students( yes there are amazing people with amazing stories out there) the fun and the difficulties etc etc of cake decorating. Maybe I will upload a tutorial or two…... Looking forward to it!
I made this cake for my husband’s birthday. I used my traditional Russian Honey cake recipe which is my husband’s favourite cake. But you can use any other cake recipe (except for carrot cake because it will be too crumbly). First, I shaped the cake into a shoe using a knife; I also used a teaspoon to scope out some cake to make a hollow part around the ankle. I covered the shoe shaped cake with white chocolate ganache using a spatula and I used a teaspoon for the hollow. ...
Caking doesn’t have to be expensive. I picked these foam balls up in our local pound shop. Cut them in half, put a piece of double sided sticky tape on the flat half and then cover with clingfilm and use to make fondant domes for cupcakes.
firstly I appologise for the messy work bench and poor quality photographs taken with my phone,but I had a lot happening when I made this. 1. reference material used. 2.Cut slab cake to rough shape 3.Place cardboard template against cake and cut around,I don’t have a template for the top view so just had to guess the width.I usually dont use templates I just do it by eye but I have tried this way to be more accurate. 4.Here I have finished shaping and ganached it up ready fo...
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!https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdimg/mogv28a.jpg! I frosted an 8 & 10-inch round 2-layer cakes in blue buttercream icing. I made diver, treasure chest, and shark out of fondant, and allowed to dry for several days. I placed clear cake columns through 10- in. tier to line up stacking 8-inch tier that will be placed on 9-inch cake plate. I put 10-in. cake on 12-inch cake board. I used sugar tropical fish and buttercream icing detail for coral, and candy pebble rocks. In betwe...
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