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tool review 2 - No. 1 palette knife

Hi This is another of my faves – my number 1 artists palette knife. It has a really thin and flexible blade which is perfect for lifting and cutting (I find it cuts more cleanly than my scalpel, and it’s not technically sharpened, all of it...

Tool Review- Exacto Knife

Where would we all be without our Exacto knives? This is just one of those tools that is indespensible! It gives the clean edges we love so much and copes well with cutting small and intricate details. Great for cutting shapes from templates,...

ROYAL ICING #2: “MATERIKA” Palette Knife Daffodil’s Painting By Claudia Prati

Who has seen the amazing ‘Materika’ technique on cakes and wondered how to do it? Well here is your chance to learn in simple steps with the fabulous Claudia Prati. Claudia takes you through a step by step guide to make these stunning...

Tool Review... Exacto Knife

I think my exacto knife is my side kick as well. I use it to trim edges, cut out characters, and so much more. You can cut out any shape if you don’t have the right cutter.. cut strips if you can’t find your pizza cutter… it can replace so...

Gravity Defying Chocolate Cake

I loved the challenge of creating my first Gravity Defying Cake. If you have the right support system you can create endless designs to make anyone speechless. The cake I am showing you is on a much smaller scale, so you may need more...

Fir Tree Tutorial

I had quite a few queries re how I did the Fir Trees on my ‘Sharing some Christmas Love’ Cake. I have prepared a short tutorial for those who are interested. Tutorial by – CakeHeaven by Marlene Photography – Joseph Debattista EQUIPMENT...

Colouring #4: Homemade purple colour for wafer paper

Hi all! Some days ago I made pasta with red cabbage… Delicious, but you wouldn’t care about this, lol. As the colour of pasta turned a beautiful shade of purple colour, I thought to make my homemade, natural, edible and vibrant purple...

Interview #41: Isabel Tamargo from Tartas Imposibles

Isabel’s: CakesDecor Profile | Website | Facebook | Pinterest Interview 1. Tell us a little about yourself, family, where do you live and what did you do for a living before making cakes if anything? I was born in Madrid but we moved in...

Sharp edges on a round cake - the easy way

Want to learn sharp edges the easy way? Well look no further cake fans, I will soon sort you out! Now as a prewarn, easy doesn’t always mean perfect. So what I’m saying is – this method does not provide perfection. Perfect sharp edges yes, but...

Reading glasses with gelatin lenses tutorial

Thank you so much for taking time to follow my tutorial. I decided to make this tutorial because I have heard a lot of people complaining how hard gelatin is to work with. Hopefully I will be able to help someone out there. This is my first...

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