Peggy Porschen's Vanilla Buttercream

When I first started making custom cakes, I bought a Peggy Porschen book, Simply Spectacular Cakes. I had been making SMBC (Swiss meringue buttercream) on the advice of another caker friend, but when I tried Peggy’s buttercream recipe and I was...

Tutorial - Stained Glass Effect Cake

After seeing the amazing stained glass effect cakes by people like Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, Way Beyond Cakes by Mayen and Vinism Sugar Art, I decided I wanted to have a go and put my own spin on it. Hopefully it will inspire you to do...

Billowing Tutorial

1) What you will need. Fondant, a ruler, exacto knife, rolling pin, water and a brush 2) Roll fondant out about 1/8-1/16’ thick then trim down to 4×4 3) Then divide into 4 sections of 2×2. I only cut 4 squares at a time. Too many...

Gum Paste Flowers #2: Gum Paste Roses on Floral Wire

As with most wired gum paste flowers, the bases need to be made well in advance so they will be completely dry when you’re ready to start making the roses. For the bases you’ll need: 22 gauge (food safe) floral wire, needle nose pliers, gum glue...