This tutorial shows you how to get the hand-painted leopard print look as seen here and in my cake photos. I’m sure I’m not the first or the only one to do it this way, but after being asked by several people for tips I decided to put my method in writing. Feel free to credit or link to any other tutorials on this subject. This technique begins with a fondant covered cake. I first brush the cake with vodka to get rid of any excess cornstarch and to ensure a smooth and flawle...
In March I made my youngest daughter Jasmine, a very special little guy to sit on both her ‘at home’ family cake and then her special ‘party’ cake later in the week. Elmo rules her world, or should I say MoMo! At the Christmas parade in our main street the only man in red she was interested in was Elmo, as you can imagine, Santa was devastated and I have heard he is seeking professional counselling :( However, I digress, so Elmo HAD to be on her birthday cake! Now those of you who are Mums...
finished Tulip rather large, I don’t have a small vase so this is sitting in a champagne flute You’ll need and foam board, rolling pin, ball tool, gumpaste (small ammount of white and whatever colour you want the base of your tulip to be), edible glue (just a bit of tylose dissolved into water) 26 gauge wire & 1 20 gauge wire (both wrapped) Veiner (this one is from Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen etsy store) and a tulip petal cutter(this one is a large one from Sugar Delites) ...
Step #1 Cover cake with fondant with your choice of color Step #2 Trim edges and smooth fondant onto cake Step #3 Draw/Transfer image on cake using scriber needle and pencil (this will be “erased” later with water) Step #4 Shade images using gelpaste diluted in water in light colors first to create a base color underneath Step #5 Meanwhile prepare some ribbon flowers and leaves Step #6 Color the flowers and leaves using darker and stronger shade, this time using...
This a tutorial on using a pasta maker to create perfect horizontal stripes on fondant or modeling chocolate. 1. Take your chosen base colour of fondant or modelling chocolate and pass it several times through the pasta maker set to its widest setting, until you have a nicely formed, regular shape band of fondant. 2. Take pieces of fondant in your chosen colours for the strips and press each of them into thin bands. It does not matter if they are not quite as long as the base band. ...
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...
First, you’ll need to gather your resources! So, rummage through your goodies and accumulate your loot! Here you go: A clay extruder (we used the Makin’s Professional Clay Extruder) with the largest circle diskFondant in all of your favorite colors! Now, if you grab your trusty set of real crayons, take a look at them. Do you notice that those pesky wrappers are actually a different color than the crayon? Yeah, I sighed too. So–make sure when you grab your red fondant, take a b...
My friends, I am sharing with you all part 1 of my video tutorial on how I made some of the BAUBLE CAKES shown on the photos above. I’ve made BAUBLE CAKES using RKT, baked half sphere cakes and the “cake pop technique”. In this video, I will be showing you all how to make bauble cakes using the “cake pop technique” which in my opinion is the easiest way of making bauble cakes specially for beginners. Bauble cakes are great for Christmas themed individu...
With Easter just around the corner, I thought I would share this tutorial for calla lily cupcakes! I have also included my recipe for Coconut Macaroon cupcakes and frosting! Enjoy!! Step 1: Roll out your white fondant or gumpaste to 1/8” thick. Use a calla lily cutter or a heart shaped cutter to create the calla lily. Step 2: Form the cut-out heart (point side down) around the plastic calla lily former (you can buy one of these at Michael’s or AC Moore). You can also use an ic...
You will need Silicone Spatula Giant cupcake mould (silicone) White Chocolate – 300gms A fridge LOL Colouring to your desired choice A little patience Firstly bake your Giant cupcake, allow to cool and set to one side. I use a silicone mould for my giant cupcakes, I find them much more versatile than the metal tins and much easier. I also dont use Candy melts because a few people say that they are far too sweet, I stick with White chocolate and providing tha...
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