Part 2 – The Moth Orchd Throat and ColumnThe Moth Orchid Continued Making the Column Take a small ball of paste and roll into a tear drop Insert a 22g wire into to pointy end Mold to wire making a point. Not too big so it is a good size for the petals Hallow out with a small rolling pin or similar, keeping the top smooth and round Leave to dry Making the Throat The throat is a bit trick and is best if you can look at a real flower or o...
This is my first time doing a tutorial, I hope you guys like and it find it helpful! Please let me know if you have any questions. First, you will need some materials- fondant- a ball tool- foam pad- rose petal cutter (or any oval/round petal cutter would work)- veining mat Roll out your fondant until very thin, about the same as you would do if making a flower This is how thin I rolled mine out. If its too think it will be hard to frill the edges Use the cutter to c...
The making of the Moth Orchid Part 1 It is hard to explain every detail in a mini turorial, but I believe this can get you started… Surprise… I decided to post a basic mini tutorial on the Moth Orchid instead of only the finished flower. Being a very popular orchid request and very beautiful I think it is a good choice. This is a basic mini tutorial since not all steps are shown or explained in detail. Hope you enjoy it… Double sided moth orchid veiner...
Lovely Purple Dahlia – Made in gumpaste How I made the purple Dahlia from this photo… What I do when I find a flower I want to make Don’t have the real flower then print the best photo or photos you can find. Look through your cutters to find one which would work best. You don’t always need to buy a cutter since many cutter sets have several components and with a little manipulation you can create the perfect petals shapes. ...
Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to transport a cake and thought that your heart just couldn’t take the strain. (raising hand)Raise your hand if you’ve ever transported a cake and mourned the crack that showed up in the frosting. (raising hand)This post is for you.I recently made these two baby shower cakes for a friend. She had to take them on a 6 hour drive! That’s right, 6 hours! Obviously, she couldn’t balance them on her lap the whole dri...
I posted this to my blog this morning, but I wasn’t sure if I could share videos on here or not. In this video, I present the method I use to get a diamond / harlequin effect on my buttercream cakes. Hope you enjoy!
This is a record-short tutorial, but I thought I’d share it with you. Drying out gumpaste tiaras can be tricky since you want a concave shape. So, I found a very easy way. Here’s how: Materials: drying rack; styrofoam glass Cut two slits on the styrofoam glass and insert it onto the drying rack – it fits nice and snuggly. Then place your gumpaste tiara on top of the glass and let it dry. It will hold a beautiful shape and the glass won’t move at all. This c...
This a tutorial on using a pasta maker to create perfect horizontal stripes on fondant or modeling chocolate. 1. Take your chosen base colour of fondant or modelling chocolate and pass it several times through the pasta maker set to its widest setting, until you have a nicely formed, regular shape band of fondant. 2. Take pieces of fondant in your chosen colours for the strips and press each of them into thin bands. It does not matter if they are not quite as long as the base band. ...
Tutorial and pictures on How to get a wood-grain effect on Fondant. Needed supplies: White fondant, Brown fondant, brown gel color, small paint brush, Fondant Veining tool or toothpicks, Sponge or sponge paintbrush, Vanilla Extract or Vodka 1.) I took two batches of Fondant, one in white and one in brown. In this case I used Chocolate Fondant. 2.) I then added a tiny bit of the brown fondant to the white to give it a tannish color. 3.) I took a bit of each color an...
Thanks to a few people who have urged me to share the process of making a fondant fairy plaque, I’ve created a photo tutorial. Enjoy..and let me know if you have any questions :) I found a fairy image I liked by Googling “fairy coloring pages.”. I’ve also done several ‘Rainbow magic fairy’ cakes in the past. Print at least two copies to scale for your cake. In this photo, you see the bottom of an 8 inch cake pan. I made a seven inch round ...
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