How to mail cupcakes

How to ship cupcakes Two weeks ago I was on the phone with my mom and she said, “You need to send cupcakes for your dad’s 75th birthday!” My thought was, “Yeah, right mom, how on earth am I going to do that?” Then, one morning while I was in...

Moth Orchid #1: Part 1 of mini tutorial on the Moth Orchid

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...

Gum Paste Flowers #1: How to Make Carnations on Wires

In order to make gum paste carnations on wires, you need to make the bases in advance. I like to make mine at least a day ahead and let them dry overnight. You’ll need 22 gauge (food safe) floral wire, needle nose pliers, gum glue (dissolve a...

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...