Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

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Nov 2011    Delray Beach, FL    Working on it

How to keep your fondant covered board from scratching

I just read on Facebook about a way to make your covered cake boards scratch and dent-proof. Cover cake board and/or drum with fondant, as you would normally do. Place it in a 170 degree oven for approximately 15 minutes. Fondant will harden...

Easy way to make googgly eyes on Sesame Street characters and others

I’m in the process of making cake pops and cupcakes for my grandson who is turning 1. When it came to the eyes, I started rolling little balls of fondant, but it was difficult to make them all the same size besides being a very time consuming...

Cupcake Bouquets Structure

Although this is not a tutorial, it is information relating to how to secure cupcakes in a Cupcake Bouquets. As you know, buttercream can get fairly heavy and when we make those beautiful cupcake bouquets, they always seem to fall at the worst...

Fresh Flowers Safety on Cakes

I’m sure that many of you are asked to use fresh flowers on cakes – especially wedding cakes. Here is an excerpt from Sugar Ed Productions about this very topic that I’d like to share with my fellow bakers: • Be sure the flower is non toxic....

How to speed up the cooling process when making Swiss or Italian buttercream

Many of us make Swiss or Italian buttercream, but the process of bringing the mix to a cool stage so we can add the butter without making a soupy mess takes a long time. Looking through the internet I found a GREAT idea from Wedding Cakes For...

Spatter paint on cakes

I just finished watching a tutorial on airbrushing and learned of a new way to make spatter paint on cakes. Most of us use a toothbrush or a brush of some kind dipped in paint to splatter a cake – while this works very well, it can get messy… ...

How to make Piping Gel

I found this recipe on Facebook, which will allow you to make piping gel for pennies on the dollar! Piping gel Yields 1/2-cup Ingredients: • 1/4-cup cold water • 1/4-cup corn starch • 1/2-cup light corn syrup • 1 tsp clear flavor extract...

Background Ideas for Cake Photos

In the past, I’ve struggled with taking pictures of my cakes with nice backgrounds. Most of them end up with a background I didn’t like, (chairs, couches, windows) or just a plain wall. So, I decided to improvise on a shoe-string budget…...

Lemon Extract vs. Vodka or Gin

I just finished watching a tutorial from Colette Peters and she highly recommends using lemon extract instead of Vodka or Gin when mixing luster or pearl dust to paint on fondant, While Vodka has approximately 50% alcohol content, lemon extract...

Simple Syrup Option

Hi, bakers…this is not an actual tutorial, but more a tip regarding the addition of simple syrup to your cakes. If you are in a big hurry, or simply forgot to make your syrup ahead of time, you can use the syrup that comes in canned fruits –...