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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

2D Horse head cake.

Posted by jackie0970 Hello everyone. I have made this tutorial for anyone wanting to make a 2D horse head. Showing the stages of how to get the shape, crumb coat, how it looks with fondant on and the finished result. List of Materials square cake tin, knife, edible pen(optional) spatula I used a 10" square cake tin, to get the shape you can either cut with a knife free hand or use an edible marker pen first. Cut the cake in half and fill with a filling of your choice. I used strawberry jam and Swiss meringue butter cream. Apply a crumb coat, then... 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

How to make Spider Mums Sugar Flower

Posted by donnadol Spider mums belongs to the chrysanthemum family. They are also known as football mums in the United States. I've always been fascinated with this flower. They always look good on flower arrangements. This sugar flower is easy to make. Most of the techniques I've used has been used in other sugar flowers. I hope you will enjoy making them as much as I did.   List of Materials Daisy cutters, ball tool, veiner tool, leaf sculpting tool, sharp craft knife, rolling pin, foam pad, scissors, cutting mat, edible glue, florist wires and floral... read more

How to Make a 3D Tank Cake

Posted by Mike_Elder A really simple little sherman tank cake.  Only takes about 45 minutes to make and is really cute.  My nephew loved it and even the turret turns a little. This is a pretty simple, straight forward little cake.  I started with 2 tall 1/2 sheets and a single 5" round. I begin by stacking the 2 half sheets as usual and trim them down a little to the correct shape.  Its a pretty simple shape.  wider at the tracks and of course tapered at the front and sloping to the rear. I find it best to google some reference images before I begin and... read more

How to make a rose with a 5 petal cutter

Posted by aine2 Aine2 Shows you how to make a fondant/gumpaste/sugarpaste rose with a 5 petal cutter. Watch and Learn! [youtube id="E4SfgfnzzXk" width="600" height="350"] read more

How To Transfer Designs Onto Cookies

Posted by sugarkissed_net When decorating cookies, sometimes the design is too complex to pipe directly onto the cookie. Royal icing transfers allow you to trace the design and then apply it to the cookie. No need for a special projector! List of Materials sugar cookies cut into shapes royal icing, ready for piping printed clip art of design transparency sheets shortening Print out the images you want to transfer in the actual size that you want them to be on your cookies. Lightly grease a transparency sheet with Crisco and set the sheet on top of... read more

Small ruffle rose

    You need: some sugarpaste paint brush Garret frill cutter knife rolling pin edible glue (water will also work) ruffling tool Please note you do not need a cel board, I was just too lazy to swap over to my other board I use to roll things out on!   Roll your sugar paste fairly thin, it doesn't need to be extremely thin, if you leave it a little thick you will get a slightly bigger flower   Use your cutter to cut out the shape, then remove the inner circle   Use your ruffle tool to thin out the scalloped edges, theres... read more

Easy Fondant in 12 minutes

Posted by Overboard This was adapted from "The Twisted Sisters" recipe. I found it quick, easy and not sticky. List of Materials 16oz Marshmallows 1 Cup of All Vegetable Crisco (the ready made blocks) 2lbs of Powdered Sugar 1 Tablespoon Spatula Smooth board to Knead fondant (I use the backside of a "Rotary Cutting Mat" by Taylor Plastic wrap and freezer bags Place crisco block in mixing bowl Measure out 16oz of Marshmallows (or if you can find the 16oz bags no need) Pour 2lbs of sugar in bowl over your... read more

Non-Toxic Fresh Flowers for your Cake

Posted by Jackie Which flowers are the safest? The answer is twofold. First, no flower is safe to eat or use on or near food products unless it has been organically grown. This means no chemical herbicides or pesticides have been used on or around the plant. Rose fertilizers that contain systemic toxins are included in this category, as are any fertilizers of the weed-and-feed variety. "This also means that edible flowers that are brought home from nurseries and garden centers are not safe to eat or use on or near food products unless they have been grown organically... read more

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