Painted Vintage Paper Doll Cookies

For this week’s tutorial, I wanted to push my painting techniques and paint Dolly Dingle paper dolls on 4.5 x3-inch royal icing covered cookies. To my delight, I discovered paper dolls are not only for cutting out, their cherub faces and sweet...

Cake with owls tutorial

I made this tutorial at the request of “Cake Courier” a blog of the newspaper “Corriere della Sera”, of course for me it was a great honor and it is with pleasure that I share it with you! I sincerely hope that you enjoy it! thanks :) Link...

World of Wafer #2: MARIANNA’S SPARKLY SPRINKLE WAFER SEQUINS; Original Concept by Marianna Saran

It’s no secret that edible sequins are completely the new fad in cake decorating. I see them popping up on cakes everywhere! One method to create these edible sequins uses a technique of dropping coloured gelatine droplets onto baking paper...

Cake painting #8: Little Red Cap – cake topper

Hi all! Today I want to show you a fondant hand painted cake topper based on my version of Little Red Cap. The idea was born on paper, a sketch made on a train trip, and then I painted it on a canvas with acrylics but, as someone of you...

How to make a gum paste or fondant calla lily

Here is a ‘how to’ that explains how you make your own calla lilies from fondant or gum paste. You can decorate your cake or cup cakes with these gorgeous flowers. If you are a beginner the calla lily is a good place to start! Calla lilies...

Sarah's Sunflowers

I’ve never done a tutorial before, so please bare with me and if anything isn’t clear, I’d be happy to answer questions about any of the steps. I chose to do a tutorial on my sunflower because I’ve had the most requests asking how to make...

Buttercream birthday cakes #2: Wagon wheel buttercream design

I frosted sides w/ chocolate buttercream, or you can tint BC brown. Then I added small amounts of black around sides w/ #3 or #4 tip and smoothed up around top. Then I piped white icing within 1-inch of outer top edge, and...

Gumpaste Carnations - no special cutters required (with lots of pictures!)

Hi all, By request :) I took photos of every step so I hope this should be clear and detailed enough for beginners like myself to follow (I’ve discovered it’s rather hard to balance a camera in one hand lol). These are some carnations I made...

How to make a 3D standing Lorax cake tutorial

So, I’m no expert, I mostly make things up as I go along, but here’s how I made my lorax cake… I hope it helps someone and maybe give you the confidence to have a go at a standing cake if you haven’t yet, as this was my first. I used steel...

Freehand Sunflower

This is a tutorial for making sunflowers without having to shell out for cutters. I’m a total cheapskate and I was worried the cutters wouldn’t arrive in time in any case, so decided to try doing them freehand. ...