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How to Make a Cowboy Hat Cake

Posted by thecakemaker Step by step instructions for making a cowboy hat . This particular cake was made for a coworker for her 50th birthday First you need to make the brim of your hat as this will take a few days to dry. You can use either fondant or a fondant/gumpaste mixture to make the brim. %AMAZON% I used a real hat brim to make a template. I drew around the brim onto a large gift bag but a shirt box or poster board would work well also I used a real hat brim to make a template. I drew around the brim onto a large gift bag but a shirt box... read more

How To Make a Gumpaste Bow

Posted by franjmc I find the best way to do these bows is to make them directly onto the cake or shoe or whatever it is I’m making, but for the purpose of the tutorial, I’ve made this one on a work board. Tools: Here are the tools I like to have on hand. Rolling Pin Ruler Confectionary Toolset Luster Dust Cutter/Embosser Saran wrap %AMAZON% Use a ball of modelling paste the size of a marble. Roll the paste into a long sausage  Roll the paste as thinly as you like. I like to roll my paste very thinly so that the bow looks like it’s made of fabric. I... 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

Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

Posted by Lejla This step by step guide will show you how to make delightful Christmas Ornament Cupcakes. You will need the following things: -Fondant or (MMF) -4.5” round cookie cuter -Plastic ornament mold, and -Cupcakes(of course) %AMAZON% Roll the fondant out to about 1/8” of thickness .Use a 4.5” cookie cuter and cut out the shape. Place the shape carefully inside of the mold pressing gently around the mold so no creases are visible. Place it in the refrigerator. In the mean time make and bake chocolate cupcakes, cool completely. Fill the... read more

How To Make Cake Balls!!!

Posted by OhMyGoodies Don't throw out those cake scraps! These little treats, (sometimes referred to as "cake pops", "cake truffles" or "cake bon-bons" are so easy to make and are absolutely delicious! You can make these delightful cake balls using your leftover cake scraps, or even use an entire cake to make them! Tools Needed:  Decorating gloves Mixing Bowl with lid One cooled cake – any size and any flavor (or you can use all those left over scraps) One bottle liquid coffee creamer – any flavor complimentary to cake – or anything to use as a... read more

Canada: Wanting to start a Cake Decorating Business, but where do I begin?

Posted by Jackie This article outlines the first basic steps to take when wondering how to start a cake decorating business in Canada. This article should only be used as informative, and a good place to start. This is not legal advise, or play-by-play of creating a business in Canada Wanting to start a Cake Decorating Business in Canada, but where do I begin? The most commonly asked question, (and usually the first question asked) is, "Is my business name idea already taken?" NUANS® - Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search In order for you to register or incorporate... read more

US: Wanting to start a Cake Decorating Business, but where do I begin?

Posted by Jackie This article outlines the first basic steps to take when wondering how to start a cake decorating business in the USA. This article should only be used as informative, and a good place to start. This is not legal advise, or play-by-play of creating a cake business in the United States Wanting to start a Cake Decorating Business, but where do I begin? The first place to start is to take a look at your Secretary of State website. Each state has their own health codes, business filings and taxation. By visiting the Sec. of State website you can get all... 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

Ice Cream Cone Trees (Great for Christmas Cakes!)

Posted by Jackie     These little trees are great for cupcake toppers, gingerbread houses, or just a fun activity to do with the kids for the holidays.   Items Needed Ice Cream Cones Piping Bag (or parchment triangles) Star Tip, or leaf tip  Medium Consistency Royal Icing, or Crusting Buttercream Green Food Coloring (we used forest green and leaf green) Dragees / Sprinkles for Decoration     Step 1 start with an ice cream cone that has a flat top edge, and that is the desired size of the final tree   Step 2 Using... read more

How To Make a 3D Fire Helmet Cake

Posted by thecakemaker Step-by-step Instructions on making a 3-D Fireman's Helmet Cake This cake was made as a “his” cake for a “his and her’s” bridal shower for friends of mine in New York.  It would also make a great grooms cake or birthday cake. It helps to have a picture of a helmet or a plastic fire helmet to get your dimensions.  I was lucky enough to be able to borrow an actual fire helmet for this one. 1. First, the shield for the front of the helmet. You want to make this in advance so it can dry.  I made mine from a picture of a New York fire... read more

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