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How to do Petit Fours...My Way

So as promised, here is a tutorial on how I do petit fours.   I know I'm a freak for enjoying making these, but maybe because I've made a million, have my system & technique and they come out perfect every time.    First please read all of my steps to absorb it all.   Maybe read it again if you are the slightest confused.     Then go buy a cheap Sarah Lee pound cake to practice with.    I usually do 2 dozen at a time of all the same flavor.  I had to make 3 flavors this time which is not typical..Lemon, Regular & Chocolate.   Here is the final... read more

Level a Cake!

Cake leveling tutorial from our blog! Find more at: Level A Cake!   Cake leveling is a big part of cake decorating.  If your cake is not well leveled it will look unbalanced and if tiered it will probably loose it's balance!!  While there a number of techniques out there here is what I have found myself doing over the years: Materials: Baked Cake Edible Marker Cake Lifter Level slicer for layers           How to Level a Cake:   1.  Bake it:  Fill your cake pan 1/2... read more

Little boat (Thun style) read more

Mandala sugar cookies - with glazed paint effect

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How to Make a Rosette Cake

More at:   I was first asked to make a rosette cake by Ramona, owner of Simple Country Weddings.  She had a vision of a beautiful yet simple cake for todays contemporary bride.  After making one for her open house this design has become one of our most requested wedding cake styles. Here is a tutorial on how to make a rosette and how to put it all together.   Make sure to practice your rosette before getting ready to make them on your cake.  But if you mess up don't worry!  Just scrap it out and do it again!... read more

Sweet little girl- My first Tutorial

  Hi, this is my first tutorial I hope you enjoy and share it ! read more

How to make Cute Minnie Mouse Ears

Find more on our blog!     I was inspired to create this post when I started working on this Minnie Mouse cake.  I was looking for something to give Minnie a more feminine look than the same old round flat Mickey ears with a skewer through it.  So I ventured into creating an indented round ear... a step up in the 3D department!  What may appear difficult and laborous you may find that this mouse ear tutorial takes just a few extra minutes and a couple of extra tools than the flat ears.  The biggest challenge was coming up... read more

All Ruffled Up - How to make a ruffle cake

Find more on our blog!     Ruffles are in and oh so stylish!   I am so excited to be bring you this new post after my long hiatus. It has been a busy few months of birthdays, holidays, and wedding shows - not to mention some studying for my grad school application!  But here we meet again sharing more fun cake tricks. It was during the preparation of the wedding show at Simple Country Weddings in Elk Grove that I began experimenting with fondant ruffles.  The results were chic, stylish, and well received by many... read more

Color Me Sprinkely - How to custom color sprinkles

Find more on our blog!         Custom colored sprinkles are a nice way to help match your deserts.  When I started to plan for the cake pops in this photo I quickly realized that coral is not a standard sprinkle color carried by most retailers.  Hence, the custom sprinkle making began.  Here is a quick 5 step process for getting your sprinkles your color:   Custom Sprinkle Making Materials:  White sprinkles  Desired paste color  Ziploc Bag   Step 1.  Place white sprinkles in ziploc bag.   Step... read more

How to make wood gaining on buttercreme icing!

For my first tutorial, I wanted to share one of my favorite cake decorating techniques.      I discovered this technique by accident (as most of the best techniques usually are).  I found that there is a way to make life-like wood grain on buttercreme icing without piping awkward lines on to the cake.    You will need: a ready-to-decorate, buttercreme iced cake a food color airbrush water a straight edged spatula or icing scraper yellow, orange, brown and black airbrush food coloring gloves (optional)     First, take... read more

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