New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by sweettooth101

I am so happy she liked my cake however the recipe is a trade secret.
I have used pineapple with regular buttercream but I don't mix it together. I first take pureed pineapple, add a little sugar and boil it until it thickens more like a jam consistency. Cool before use. Slice the cake, first  spread the jam and then apply buttercream  (which can be coconut flavoured).  I tried mango with SMBC mixing it together and it did look curdled but tasted good.
This is what mine looks like, haven't tried it on strawberries.
There is a gadget for it, it is shaped like a v . The one I have has a melon baller at one end and the v at the other end, it does make life easier and quicker. check it out here http://www.chefdepot.net/channelknife.htm
I used to use the wilton gumpaste but found that the humidity really effects it. The flowers go limp and lose shape. Nicholas lodge's recipe is the best for me. I think with your gumpaste it could be that it went too dry after you added the gum tex, I could be wrong.
After reading this I have to eliminate some things from my shopping list. Maybe I should just go on a liquid diet, lol. Ignorance was bliss. Everytime I have watched 'ace of cakes' I have thought that even if someone gives me a free cake from there I'm not going to eat it. Those decorators are always talking, laughing, coughing when inches away from the cake, it always grosses me out.
There is a tutorial here by Edna da cruz which might help you. http://cakecentral.com/b/tutorial/fondant-bows?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Bows%20and%20Swags%20Tutorials&utm_content=Bows%20and%20Swags%20Tutorials%20CID_9ee005882b6fa4948f8aa3edfb4eeb1d&utm_source=CampaignMonitor
Fondant only, gumpaste will dry hard. chk this tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxDRloqdrO8
This video might give you an idea but you would be making your ruffle the other way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxDRloqdrO8
Here is a recipe I use all the time and  this video might help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m--Djm74i8Q   hth.   Gumpaste with tylose: makes approximately 1 pound of gumpaste. 2 - Large Egg Whites 1 lb sifted icing sugar 6 - Level teaspoons Tylose 4 - Teaspoons shortening (Crisco) or any white vegetable shortening 1. Place the egg whites in a Kitchen Aid mixer bowl fitted with the flat paddle. 2. Turn the mixer on high speed for 10 seconds to break...
New Posts  All Forums: