June

June

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May 2012    Burlington, Ontario, Canada    Website

Calli Hopper interview on Pretty Witty Cakes

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Tool Review: Rubber Matting

This really isn’t a “tool” per say, but very essential none the less. As you can see, I have a very large roll. Purchased at my Ikea store. I use this rubber matting in so, so many ways. Love this stuff!! Anchors my cake on my turntable or...

Tool Review: Pizza Stone

Another essential for baking. I place my cakes on the stone in conjunction with the floral nails, it helps the cakes to bake evenly. I actually leave the pizza stone on my bottom wrack of my oven. It helps many things I bake, cook evenly....

Tool Review: Floral Nails

I use these little babies when I bake my cakes. 1-2 in my small to medium cakes, and anywhere from 4-5 in my larger cakes. Helps cakes to bake evenly by conducting the heat. Stops cakes from doming. I clean well after use, and rub them with...

Tool Review: Silicone Mats

Another essential for me. I use the small silicone mat for all my small fondant & gumpaste work. Sticks to my counter, doesn’t move around. Easy to wipe clean and transport. The larger silicone mat is my answer to rolling out larger...

Tool Review: Turntable

Couldn’t live without my turntable. Use it for just about every cake I’ve done. Put my figures on the turntable to work on. This is my 2nd. turntable, a Wilton upgrade. I would dearly love one of those heavy duty stainless steel turntables,...

Tool Review : Rolling Pins

My tool/tools may seem boring, but as I thought about what I used every time I did a cake, rolling fondant, doing gumpaste work/decorations/flowers etc., I realized, to me they are very essential. 1. My small trusty Wilton rolling pin…I can...

My Cake Studio (Kitchen Tour)

Ok so these are my little spaces for decorating. 1. This is the large area in my relatively new reno’d kitchen nestled near 2 sunny windows and close to my kitchen sink. I do all my baking here, stacking, fondant rolling etc. My kitchen use to...

Clients that Can Hurt Your Business

I don’t decorate for money, I’m strictly a hobbyist. But I saw this article on another website, and although not specific to decorating….the principals are the same. Very interesting read. I hope this article will be of value to the many pro...

Coffee Filter Rose

Supplies: coffee filters, wire, green floral tape, alcohol, colour gel, if desired, scissors, white glue, small brush to apply glue, styrofoam square (to place your flower as you work), pencil, circle cutters…small, medium & large. I...