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Lemon Extract vs. Vodka or Gin

I just finished watching a tutorial from Colette Peters and she highly recommends using lemon extract instead of Vodka or Gin when mixing luster or pearl dust to paint on fondant, While Vodka has approximately 50% alcohol content, lemon extract...

Stamping.

Odd title i know, i have done three cakes now using flexible rubber stamps these work great as they can bend around a cake when you imprint them, it’s best to do it as soon as you have covered the cake in fondant as you need it soft. I also like...

Veined Wafer Paper Rose Leaves

Working with Wafer Paper just grabbed me since I took lessons in a workshop by Stevi Auble who taught a beautiful open rose. But I was not totally happy with the leaves, so I started an attempt to give them a more natural appearance by...

Colouring #5: Homemade liquid colours for wafer paper and fondant.

Hi all, my lovely friends. News today: As a decorator, I know my hobby also contributes to pollution. Every time I wash my brushes, after using them with food colouring, I see water changing colour and I feel guilty. I know I can’t do...

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...

Giraffe Figurine Tutorial

This tutorial is for the giraffe figuring sitting ontop of cake, for the tutorial to paint the bottom tier follow this link http://cakesdecor.com/Ciccio/blog/408 You’ll need : ball tool large & very small, 10cm long skewer, knife, small...

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...

Stamping/painting

I have done a few more picture tutorial’s to show my method’s hope they help :) First up how is the stamping part , normally i would do this straight onto the cake. You could also use this method cut out and then paint and add to cake for a...

Rapunzel in her Tower tutorial (updated with pictures and stuff I forgot the first time!)

This was my first ever cake a) involving a degree of construction and b) using Dawn Butler’s new Cake Frame product (I bought a starter kit at Cake International, Birmingham) It may be a bit basic for some of you – but hopefully may be of...

Vivienne Westwood colouring

I found some pictures of my Vivian’s coloring. I forget to shoot… These are powder paints with vodka and a little airbrush and dust . I hope it is useful to someone.