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Mr and Mrs Potato Head for Easter from a Chocolate Egg for Easter

Posted by nataliehix This is to show you how to make a Mr or Mrs Potato Head figure from a chocolate egg (i used a cadbury's creme egg) which is the same size as an egg. This is perfect for doing over the school holidays with the children, as it is fun, quick and easy to do. List of Materials Chocolate egg (mine was the size of a chicken egg) Fondant or Marzipan Melted chocolate or candy coating Paste colours Make 2 tear drop shapes for shoes, in colour of your choice. Make sure that they are the right scale, and then spread a small amount of candy on the... read more

Gelatin Gems

Posted by athenarose 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. List of Materials candy gem molds food color paintbrush unflavored gelatin (I use knox) You need to make the gelatin, in order to do that mix 2 1/2 parts water to 1 part gelatin. I normally do 3TBSP gelatin (about a box and a half of Knox) to 7TBSP Water. Mix the gelatin and water together than place in the micorwave, heat... read more

Lamb Decorated Cookies

Posted by sweetopia These lambs cookies are easy to make with the right tools and a few pointers. Hope you have fun making them! List of Materials NFSC - No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe Antonia74's Royal Icing Recipe 3 Piping Bags & 3 Couplers Piping Tips #1, #2, #14 Lamb Cookie Cutter White & Black Food Gel Coloring Decorative Ribbon (optional) You’ll need white icing in 2 different consistencies for this cookie. For the face and legs, flood icing, which is about the consistency of yoghurt, and for the lamb’s wool, a thicker icing. When you dip a spoon into... read more

How to Make a Gelatin and Royal Icing Butterfly

Posted by galidink Here are instructions on how to create a royal icing and gelatin butterfly List of Materials Low Tack Frisket Film Masking Black Royal Icing clear unflavored gelatin gelatin is approx. 5 table spoons of water /2 table spoons of gelatin for each wing  Food Coloring (the colors for your butterfly wings) Choose a butterfly pattern for tracing. You can hand draw one or print one from your computer. You can also do a google image search to come up with some other patterns to trace. Here is another pattern Frisket Film. is really great... read more

How to make the Angry Birds

Posted by Araucaria I was asked to maka a Angry Birds Cake. But I could find only one small tutorial how to make the Angry Birds. That's why I decided to make photo's during the making off this cake. I hope you like it and that it helps you! Thanks for watching! List of Materials different colours fondant/gumpaste, your favorite tool to make small accents, glue or waterbrushsiccer Part 1, The Red Angry Birds: If you follow the pictures, it definitely works! Part 2, The Black Angry Birds: If you follow the pictures, it definitely works! Part 3, The Green... read more

Quick Hibiscus Tutorial

Posted by MayWest I decided to create this very easy and simple tutorial to demonstrate an easier way (at least for me) of creating this flower rather than doing the petal by petal process and the outcome is just as stunning. Enjoy! List of Materials Rose petal cutter gumpaste ball tool flower veiner flower shaping dish or egg carton floral wire Roll out a piece of gum paste or fondant mixed with tylose and cut with the rose cutter Soften the edges with your ball tool Use a flower veiner to give texture to the petals. If you don't have a veiner you can... read more

Pot of Gold St. Patty's Day Cookies

Posted by sweetopia Decorating cookies with royal icing can be a lot of fun, especially if the steps are broken down for you in an easy to follow manner. In the pictorial below, find out how to decorate Pot of Gold cookies with royal icing. Please note that the rainbow pictured is a separate cookie, and is simple to make. Cut a rainbow shape piece of dough, bake, and decorate rainbow stripes of icing. List of Materials NFSC - No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe - substitute 1 cup of flour with 1 cup of powdered cocoaAntonia74 Royal Icing RecipePot of Gold Cookie CutterFood gel... read more

How to make a Frangipani Cake

Posted by Smurfesque This is a wonderful cake suitable for all sorts of occasions – birthdays, Valentine's, Mother's Day, anniversary's etc. I made this cake for the first time for my friend Lesley's birthday and it was such a success that I have made it many times since and each time I give it a different look. This cake was for an 65th Birthday surprise. Below are the instructions you need to make this cake including my 10 minute video clip 'How to make fondant frangipanis' using an individual frangipani petal cutter and a step by step guide to making frangipanis... read more

How to Stencil on a Fondant Covered Cake Video

Posted by Jackie   [youtube id="VTzRuMym7rE" width="600" height="350"] In this "how to" guide, you will learn how to stencil royal icing directly onto a cake covered in buttercream. You will see how quickly and easily you can make the most intricate and amazing designs directly on your cake. Items you will need for this tutorial: Fondant covered cake Small batch of colored royal icing Small spatula or Spackling Knife (from the hardware store) Your favorite Designer Stencil for cake How to Stencil The Top of The Cake [swfobj... read more

How to Create Chocolate Ribbons Video

Posted by Jackie   [youtube id="hyYXi7sSShlA" width="600" height="350"] In this "how to" guide, you will learn how to create chocolate ribbons. These ribbons can be used to cover the sides or top of your cake, or can be used in any number of culinary creations. These are not the thick malleable chocolate ribbons made with sugar syrup but thin ribbons of chocolate, which can be used to encase the sides of a cake, cheesecake, cupcake, or ice cream ball. Here is an idea.. Why not make your own designer chocolate ribbon cupcake holders? Items you will need... read more

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