Gelatin Gems

I came up with this last summer after struggling to try and find a way to fill small candy gem molds with isomalt. It’s fast, cheap and easy when you need a quick gem and don’t fill like working with hot sugar. You will need: candy gem...

Tangled cake tutorial

Hi everyone! This is my first real tutorial and there are some missing photos so bare with me. I hope I have explained this clearly enough and that it’s not a terrible bore. :) Here we go: I started by tracing and cutting (3) 12" circles...

Elmo Tutorial

In March I made my youngest daughter Jasmine, a very special little guy to sit on both her ‘at home’ family cake and then her special ‘party’ cake later in the week. Elmo rules her world, or should I say MoMo! At the Christmas parade in our...

Gum Paste Flowers #2: Gum Paste Roses on Floral Wire

As with most wired gum paste flowers, the bases need to be made well in advance so they will be completely dry when you’re ready to start making the roses. For the bases you’ll need: 22 gauge (food safe) floral wire, needle nose pliers, gum glue...

Gum paste figures #1: Maggie Simpson :)

How to make this little cutie : Now things you need: I don´t have any fancy tools so I use what i have :) Start by making the head. Squeeze the gum paste around the sides at top. Cut out the hair. Now the bow. The eyes and...

"How to make a TEXTURED cactus"

As I was getting ready to make some cacti for a southwestern cake, I realized that I didn’t have a cactus cutter. No worries… I downloaded a picture from clip art, printed it and made a template. The first cactus was just too plain, so I...

Basketball Hoop Cookie

*I hope you find this simple tutorial helpful. For my sugar cookie dough I use this recipe:* BLUE RIBBON SUGAR COOKIES Preparation time: 45 min Baking time: 7 min Yield: 6 dozen cookies 1 cup Butter, softened 1/2 cup...

Gum Paste Flowers #4: Carnations (not made on floral wire)

To make (non-wired) gum paste carnations, you’ll need: gum paste, rolling pin, small modeling tool (or popsicle stick, chopstick, etc.), carnation cutter or a scalloped round cutter, shaping foam, dusting pouch, dog bone/ball tool, veining tool,...

Crayons

First, you’ll need to gather your resources! So, rummage through your goodies and accumulate your loot! Here you go: A clay extruder (we used the Makin’s Professional Clay Extruder) with the largest circle disk Fondant in all of your...

Kaleidoscope Cake!

I’ve been asked many times how I made this cake. The cool “kaleidoscope” effect is pretty trippy, right? Are you having a flashback to the groovy era of the 1960’s? It’s a pretty simple technique that is sure to impress. 1) Make a white...