Flamboyant Mayflower Petal Cake

While Sydney was home this past weekend, for a VERY short time, we visited the Botanical gardens. As we walked around the flowers and greenery I saw a Flamboyant Mayflower and became mesmerized by it’s...

How to make a cookie box (inspired by Julia M Usher)

This is inspired by Julia M Usher’s “cookie box”. Thank you Julia for sharing. I used tylose treated fondant for the body of the cookie box. You can also use modeling chocolate. here’s the link to the video tutorial on how I did and...

Tutorial - Brush Embroidery

What is Brush Embroidery? It is a decorative technique used in sugar craft art. A paintbrush is stroked through royal icing leaving behind brush strokes which resemble stitching in fabric. It looks so beautiful and effective and it is not...

Frilled Easter Egg

I was inspired to create a sugar cookie with frills from a Craftsy video and a beautiful fluted egg cookie cutter I purchased at Copper Gifts. The design is a collaboration between Sydney and myself, we wanted something different and frills...

“In your Easter Bonnet with all The Frills Upon it”

I have had a love for Judy Garland since I was a little girl; my father introduced me to The Wizard of Oz when I was two. From that moment on, I watched every Judy Garland movie I could find. I still can recall the first time I saw Judy...

Gumpaste vase

This is how I made the stone look Vase for my cake, featured in cake central magazine Volume4 Issue1 For full Tutorial visit my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MelinArtCakes Check out other Tutorials….New tutorials coming soon.

Valentines Day!

These are my Rolo Cupcakes, but why don’t you try your own for your loved one this Valentines Day? I would love to see what you came up with! Who are you going to give your last Rolo too? ;)

Why cake decorating is hard work

I was asked to do a cake for a girl freinds son who was graduating university. He is also in the police force so I was asked to do a round cake with a graduation cap and scroll on it. Easy peasy I thought, yeah, mother nature had other...

Painted Giraffe Print on Fondant Cake

This tutorial is to paint the Giraffe print on the botom tier of this cake, for the tutorial on the Giraffe figurine follow this link http://cakesdecor.com/Ciccio/blog/409 I’m using 2 colours to paint 1. with the first is a mixture of 1tsp...

My first topper begins.....

Check out my new topper, she is still a work in progress but I am liking how she is coming along. Steampunk Annie