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Buttercream Roses - The Wilton Method

Posted by Anonymous Flowers are certainly the most traditional and most admired way to top a cake. Roses are the most impressive, beautiful and popular of all icing flowers. A rose is created in a number of steps. [swfobj src=""] instructions Step 1 Make the rose base, using tip 12 and Flower Nail #7. Hold the bag straight up, the end of tip 12 slightly above the center of your waxed paper-covered flower nail, which is held in your other hand. Using firm and steady... read more

How To Make A Sugar Bottle

Posted by MYOM-Dominic Learn how to make a sugar bottle mold with CopyFlex Food Grade Silicone. Sugar bottles are greatly valued by cake decorators and sugar artists who use them to create sugar beer bottles and edible wine bottles for grooms cakes and birthday cakes. Filmmakers, stagecraft special effects artists and theatre prop specialists use sugar bottle molds to create breakaway glass bottles that can be safely broken over a person or object without causing injury. Isomalt and cooked sugar (also called sugar glass, candy glass, fake glass and edible... read more

4 tier Sprinkle covered cake

Posted by bellacakecreations This is how I constructed my 4 tier wedding cake covered in non pariels. There is probably an easier way to do it but this is just the way I decided to do it. If you find an easier way please share it with all of us. List of Materials sprinkles--non pariels 4-5 lbs ribbon 1/2" dowel white chocolate ganached* and fondant covered cakes **ganache is optional...It is just what I do prior to fondant to make sharp corners This cake started as sprinkles for my five year old to decorate cupcakes with and then......voila. My bride... read more

Leopard Print Inside Cake Angelfire3's Way

Posted by Angelfire3 How to make leopard print inside a cake/cupcake List of Materials Cake batter in 3 colors Icing/pastry bags wit tips Step 1) 3 different colors of cake batter. You can either use yellow & chocolate cake & color them accordingly OR you can use gel color and color the cake batter accordingly. Step 2) Divide your cake batter into 3 and place the Black cake mix in one pastry bag, brown in the 2nd pastry bag and keep the rest in the mixing bowl Step 3) On the bottom of your EMPTY cake pan or cupcake liner, draw/pipe the... 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 Your Own Cookie Cutters

Posted by KHalstead The step-by-step guide will show you how to make your own cookie cutters using materials found at your local hardware store. Items required: Roll of aluminum flashing (the heavier the gauge the stronger your cutter will be and the harder it will be to bend) You can find this at your local hardware store. WARNING: Be sure to ask the hardware store if the aluminum is safe for food contact. Some kinds are not safe because they are chemically treated photograph of shape you want your cutter to be a ruler or straight edge an old pair of scissors... read more

How to make a Knitted Sweater Cake with collar and bow

  How to make a Knitted Sweater Cake with collar and bow Great idea for Ugly Sweater Themed Holiday Cakes! by lanana     Knitted Sweater Cake This is a different version of my Polo shirt cake. My mom and I saw a cake like this from Colette Peters, as usual my mom (who doesn't know anything about cakes ) told me: This is Crazy loops all the way !!! (SHE IS A VISIONARY), We tried the effect and it actualy worked. So, This is the first time I ever make this cake, so there are some mistakes I would change for sure. lucky you,  I am the one who is giving it... read more

How to Make a Gumpaste Baby Shoes

Posted by grannys3angels Great idea for baby shower cake topper, or for baby shower cupcakes toppers This baby bootie (baby shoe) pattern is for the right shoe. To make the left show, just flip it over after cutting. List of Materials gumpaste exacto knife cotton balls (optional)   Print out pattern Cut out pattern Lay Baby Shoe Pattern on rolled out gumpaste After cutting out your gumpaste line (A) up with (B) till you get it the way you like. Then pull (C) across and line up with (D) and place in a position that you are pleased with Then... read more

How To Make a Buttercream Poinsettia

Posted by thecakemaven How To Make Buttercream Poinsettias. Here is a step-by-step technique, from making beautiful poinsettia flowers in buttercream or royal icing. This Cake Decorating idea is great for holiday cakes and cookies. Tools Needed: Buttercream Icing Recipe Or Royal Icing Recipe Decorating Bags or Parchment Triangles Tip #366 Tip #352 Tip #3 1. Use tip #366 to pipe your first petal 2. Use tip #366 to pipe your second petal (You can work in a clockwise, or counter-clockwise direction, whichever is most comfortable for you) 3. Use tip... read more

How to Make a Christmas Baubles Cake

How to make a Christmas Baubles Cake  by lanana       Christmas Baubles Cake Already Stacked         Baked cakes These are the cakes that I baked for these balls: For the small one I used the soccer ball pan from Wilton, For the bigger one (my mom gave me this Idea) I used a medium Pyrex bowl, just make sure is regular oven safe. Also (and this is important) make sure you put the same amount of batter before baking. I only have one bowl, So I baked one half cake first then the other half. I forgot to measure how many cups batter... read more

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