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Hand Painting

I remember being utterly terrified the first time I painted a cake! I’d been asked for an animal print cake and the customer had sent me an image that was clearly painted! Luckily for me my friend Liz (time for tiffin) had done one so she talked...

Colouring #2: How to quickly and easily color wafer paper - stone effect

You will need: 1 wafer paper sheet, white color powder, black color powder, food alcohol, pearlescent color food powder (sorry, it’s not in the photo), a small piece of sponge, a cotton swab, black stamens, a wire, paintbrushes, scissors,...

My Cake Decorating Journey

Hello everyone! So Michal came up with a brilliant idea to introduce this new blogging challenge about us artists sharing our caking stories.. How we started and where we are now. I think it would be wonderful to read about how all you wonderful...

Tool review - water brush pen

Hi all, This is one of my favourite tools – the water colour brusH20 pen by Zig. I have the green one which I believe is a medium tip. I find it perfect to dampen sugarpaste and gumpaste elements to get them to stick without making them too...

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...

Interview #42: Myton Ouano of Antonio’s Kitchen

Myton’s: CakesDecor Profile | Facebook Page 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 live currently in Arizona USA, I grew up in the...

Interview #50: Elizabeth Lander of Time for Tiffin

CakesDecor Profile | Facebook Page 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 Plymouth, Devon and being in a military family meant we moved...

Watercolor Sunset Window Scene Cookies

Grab your food gels and few paint brushes, because this week tutorial is a mesmerizing Colorado sunset from a victorian window! I was inspired by spectacular sunset I watched from my upstairs library window. I used water instead lemon extract...

Gumpaste Peacock Feather Tutorial

I posted this edible peacock feather tutorial on my blog earlier this year and it has by far been the most popular blog entry I have done so far. I thought I would share it here as well for anyone that might be interested in trying to make them....

Gelatin Poinsettia Tutorial

Materials: Unflavored gelatin (Knox, etc. – NO Jell.O), Paintbrushes, Gelatin Veining Sheets, Airbrush colors red and green, Golden or yellow disco dust or sugar, Scissors, Floral wire white and green, Pliers, Premade stamens, 1/2 width...