The Luck of The Irish, Crème de Menthe Cupcakes

DF asked me to bake cupcakes for the women in human resources (to thank them). With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I thought they should be decorated for the occasion. I was inspired by, of all things, a 21 century insurance commercial....

How To Decorate Easter Bunny and Chick Cookies!

Pressure piping is one of my favorite techniques to use with royal icing. This method is very versatile and looks brilliant on cakes and cupcakes too. However, cookies are the perfect canvas for perfecting the style. *The gold dust used for...

Edible Painitng on Cakes #1: My edible painting on fondant covered cake

Step #1 Cover cake with fondant with your choice of color Step #2 Trim edges and smooth fondant onto cake Step #3 Draw/Transfer image on cake using scriber needle and pencil (this will be “erased” later with water) Step #4 Shade images...

Hot Air Balloon Cookies

This Friday happens to be my birthday, for a fun activity, my husband arranged for our family to take a hot air balloon ride. The beauty of Colorado below us was illuminating and left me speechless. For today’s tutorial, I will show you how...

Sea Shells

Supplies: Shell Molds Shortening or corn starch Gumpaste Palette knife Small rolling pin Edible dusts for coloring (Brown, yellow, orange, gold and pearl) Small paint brush Small painter palette Instructions: ...

How to make carpet texture

Hi there! Some days ago, I saw a step-by-step on making a velvety effect cake, on the Internet, by Pamela Jane (see here: http://www.cakesbypamelajane.com/2017/10/29/edible-faux-velvet-texture/ ) I thoght I could use the same technique to...

2D Steampunk seahorse tutorial

Make a template of a seahorse and cut it. Roll a piece of black fondant (mixed with tylose), place your template over it and cut it with x-acto knife. Insert wire N.18 and leave it to dry. Use cog gear mold and make some cogs. Later we will...

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...

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...

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...

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