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How To Make A Layered Petal Cake

Posted by ChrisJack1 I had quite a few cakesters ask how I made the Pretty & Petite petal cake, so I decided to make a tutorial to share. :) You may find along the way an easier method since this was my first attempt at this technique. I hope it helps!! List of Materials Colored Fondant Small Rolling Pin 5 Petal Cutter (mine is made by Ateco) Sharp Cutting Tool Ball Sculpting Tool Foam Pad Paint Brush Water Fondant Covered Cake Gather your materials. Your cake should have a base cover of fondant on it at this time. Roll the fondant out fairly... read more

Upside Down Frosting Technique

Posted by Overboard At first this made NO sense to me until I saw an actual video tutorial by Jessiecakes (check her out if you want to see this in action it's FABULOSO!). I made my own photo tutorial because I added a step (that made sense to me…maybe not you but, to each his own! :-). List of Materials TapeWax paper or Baking Paper (I find baking paper works better as if it gets wet it won't rip)Wide Turntable (bought mine form IKEA for $8 bucks)Leveler (Can find at any hardware store)Bench Scraper ( or something with a long, flat, sharp edge for smoothing icing) Can... read more

How To Make a Fondant Fairy

  • by Liis

Posted by Liis Learn to make an adorable little fondant fairy and gumpaste pink fairy with step by step photos and instructions You need to color your fondant mass first to get all the colors you need. For the skin color I use little ivory and soft pink. Make enough for hands legs and head. FAIRY 1 (Pink Fairy) Choose your dress, accessory and hair color and prepare the fondant. If you don’t have  mold for the face make one from gumpaste and dry it for  few days Mold for the face is made from this doll. Prepare the plate or a base for your figure.... read more

How to Make a Fondant Loop Bow

Posted by Jackie This step-bystep-cake article will show you how to make a looped bow from fondant or gumpaste. This technique is great for creating a present, or gift shaped cake. Green with Pink Bow Cake By: gourmetcakes ITEMS NEEDED: Fondant or Gumpaste Rolling Pin or Pasta machine Pizza cutter or Knife Large Dowel (1 in thick) Soft candy melts or Royal Icing Bowl Post questions or comments about this article here 1. Use a piece of gumpaste, fondant, or candy clay about the size of a tennis ball 2. I first will roll about 1/2 of... read more

Waves

Posted by Carolinedoodles I received many requests from fellow sugar crafters on the technique I used to make the waves on my dolphin cake so here goes. Apologies for the rushed and not so polished quality of this tutorial, I was aiming to get this out as some of the inquiries were from people who wanted to see the technique so they could replicate it over the weekend. As with many of the effects out there, I was messing around looking for different ways of doing waves and came up with this idea by chance. Hope you all have fun replicating it for your projects. List... read more

Rose Bouquet Cupcakes

Posted by Dayyi This is a 13 cupcake rose bouquet cupcake tutorial. Very Simple to make. List of Materials glue gun 4oz plastic cups stapler cake board, 13 cupcakes buttercream icing wrapping paper Step one - five Step six - nine Step ten - 12 read more

How To Frost a Square Cake & Get Crisp Corners with Buttercream

Posted by bkeith   This step-by-step guide with photos will teach how to get crisp sharp edges on any square cake covered in buttercream 1. First, a square "cake" (sorry -- didn't have a real cake around to mess with). Slapped some icing on a square pan, and when I went to clean some icing away, I came up with a perfect square corner without even trying. So I took an intentional swipe at the corner to mess it up a bit so you could see what's what. 2. With your left hand, hold a spatula vertically in front of you so the right edge of the... read more

How To Color Your Icing

Posted by Jackie In the center are the primary colors - Red, Yellow, and Blue. From these, all others are made. In the inner ring are secondary colors - orange, green, violet, made by mixing equal amounts of primary colors. Mix red and yellow for orange, mix red and blue for violet, and mix blue and yellow for green. In the outer ring are the tertiary colors - achieved by mixing varying amounts of one primary color with the adjacent primary. Mix a large amount of red with a small amount of blue and you will get a red-violet color. Do the opposite for blue-violet.... read more

Inexpensive cutters for roses, peony and calla lily

Posted by sweettooth101 You can purchase a set of cookie cutters from any kitchen store, this set of 5 was around $6. hold the cutter at the joint and give a squeeze to make it into a tear drop shape. For roses soften the round edge and make your petals for the flower. For peonies, knick the round edge at a few places, then frill with toothpick and proceed making the flower. For the calla lily, point side up, soften edge, and pull point a little with ball tool, then place on cone to shape the lily. Below are the cutters used and the flowers I made. List of... read more

How to Carve A Spiral Cake

Posted by Berecca [featuredcakes] A lot of people have been asking for the photos that I took of my hiking cake while it was in progress. So here are the photos with explanations on them. 1.  First place your toothpicks into the top of the cake where you would like the path to be. 2.  Now, mark your cake how steep you want your path to be with more toothpicks. Only go about half way down the cake. By the time the toothpicks meet up with the tooth picks on top, you'll be adding more cake to complete the path later on. 3. Next, cut down into the... read more

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