So …. I am back from Holiday down the coast of NSW. On my trip I visited a scrapbook shop call Amanda’s of Mogo. And I saw this beautiful Wood Florishes. Spotlight have them too and they are very cheap. ;) Around $3.00 each. Cool right ??? And they are perfect for making moulds and embossing. Fantastic!!!!!! Don’t forget you can use leftover fondant for make your moulds. ;)
Last week I needed a luau-themed sweet treat to feed a crowd, so I decided to make mini cupcakes with tiki head toppers made out of chocolate rolled fondant. This is a lot of fun and very kid-friendly, so it’s something the whole family can do as a group activity. You’ll need chocolate rolled fondant (modeling chocolate or brown-tinted fondant would also work), a small angled spatula, dog bone or ball tool, veining tool, and thin modeling stick. Roll the fondant into a log,...
This weird deviced is called Sheet rock circle cutter and can be found at your local harware store for about $12. I can’t live with out it!!!
I have had some interest in “how to” on this cake, so here is a tutorial to help along the way. Carved and ganache chocolate cake (apologies I do not have photos of the smoothing process) I then covered it with flesh coloured fondant. Then I covered with blue fondant that I previously had cut a pattern and did the same for the burgundy coloured fondant too. To save time, I used a floral patchwork cutter to indent a pattern so I have an outline to follow fo...
My cakey friends, here’s a video tutorial on how I made the big ruffle flower on the above cake. Just a heads up, I used 50/50 gum paste and fondant mixture on all the ruffle flowers shown in this video.
I’ve been asked many times how I made this cake. The cool “kaleidoscope” effect is pretty trippy, right? Are you having a flashback to the groovy era of the 1960’s? It’s a pretty simple technique that is sure to impress. 1) Make a white cake batter…box or from scratch…doesn’t matter. 2) Divide the batter evenly into 6 bowls. 3) Color each of the bowls of batter a different color of the rainbow using gel paste….I used Wilton...
1 Start with cupcake edible image disc/circles 2 Choose one disc and cut in half with scissors (yes I know they’re huge scissors, I couldnt find my other pair!!) 3 cut each half into 3 sections, you’ll be left with 6 pieces of “pie” 4 take one of the sections and tidy up the rounded edge with scissors 5 carefully peel the backing from the icing. it should come away easily. If it’s proving difficult freeze for 5-10 minutes then try agai...
I have made a cake explosion tutorial – You can find full photo tutorial here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.417126111708356.101425.264419980312304&type=3https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.417126111708356.101425.264419980312304&type=3 I hope you find it useful – Thanks for looking xx
Mix your batter as usual, and add a tiny amount of whatever colour you decide that you are going to use. For this cake I am using pink, use a cocktail stick to add the colour in gradually so you only need to add a tiny bit for the first layer. Bake and cool. Make sure that when you put the batter in the cake tin that you use the same amount of batter for all other layers, but I added more for the darkest layer. (bottom) For the second layer add more pink so that it is a bit darker ...
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