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How To Create Faux Fondant (The Paper Smoothing Towel Method / Viva)

Posted by Jackie This is an easy and quick technique to get your butter cream smooth and creates a "faux fondant" effect on your buttercream iced cake. STEP 1 Equipment list for faux fondant technique · 1 Batch Crusting Buttercream · Viva brand paper towel (no design) · 12" angled statula, bench scraper or equivalent · pop bottle tool outlined in black to show (see step #2) · turntable or lazy susan (not shown) · fondant smoother STEP 2 Pop bottle tool This is the 'trick' tothis look. Cut an empty plastic 2 liter pop bottle with a scissors in the... read more

Modelling Paste Shoe

Posted by mrsvb78 This is a tutorial I made up for making an edible shoe from Modelling Paste. I make my modelling paste from 250g sugarpaste mixed with 1 tsp gum tragacanth. NB: Leave this to dry for at least 10 days so it really is properly dry and firm. List of Materials shoe (to cut up), modelling paste in your selected colour, craft knife, rolling pin, clingfilm, diamante buckles (optional) 1. Buy a shoe (or pair of course) I had fun searching in the Christmas sales and got this 2. Carefully cut the shoe apart. Keep the front and back of the shoe to... read more

How To Make Fondant Swags

Posted by Tamanna The stp-by-step article will show you how to create fondant swags on your cake. This is most popular with wedding cakes and anniversary cake. Items required: 3 to 4 wooden skewers (knitting needles or chop sticks) Small rolling pin Fondant Gumpaste Garland Marker (optional) Mix together equal amounts of fondant and gumpaste and let stand for 1 hour. Make equal markings on cake covered with fondant. To get the best results, use a garland marker. Roll out small amount of fondant-gumpaste using very little powdered sugar and... read more

How To Paint Leopard Print on your Cake

Posted by kendra_83 This tutorial shows you how to get the hand-painted leopard print look as seen here and in my cake photos. I’m sure I’m not the first or the only one to do it this way, but after being asked by several people for tips I decided to put my method in writing. Feel free to credit or link to any other tutorials on this subject. List of Materials fondant-covered cake turntable vodka black gel color chocolate brown gel color Super Gold Luster Dust Copper Pearl Dust small, flexible brush wide, flat brush - a fan brush works best two ramekins... 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 3D Wedding Dress Cake

Posted by Soepkip [featuredcakes] This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to make a wedding dress cake. This project is perfect for engagement cakes, bridal shower cakes, Quinceañera dress cake. 1. We are going to make an all edible wedding dress cake. Of course you can use this also for making an evening gown. 2. Bake two cakes. I have used 1 half bowl 12cms and 1 small kids cake pan also 12cms. The more people, the bigger your cake pans, the bigger your cakes. 3. Fill your cakes like you are used to with creme and jam or what you... read more

Part 1 - Edible Images & Edible Printers

Posted by Anonymous There was a time when only professional bakeries could afford the technology to create edible images. Now even cake decorating hobbyists can print edible images at home using their own computer and their own printer with the only expense being the edible ink and paper. In this introduction to edible imaging, you’ll learn how to create your own edible images including how to set up, use and maintain your own edible imaging system. Lisa’s Tips: Creative Uses for Edible Images Edible images aren’t just for photo cakes. You’ll find new and ... read more

How To Make A Royal Icing Tiara

Posted by carrielynnfields In making this tutorial to teach you all how to put together tiaras I learned a few things in the process as well. #1. When making a tiara with a lot of dots such as this one, ALWAYS start off with using JUST lines for at least the first layer for structure, using just dots as I did will ensure that it will break when unmolding it as you can see in the picture. Next time I will just use the small dots on the last layer of RI or chocolate.#2. If your tiara has many open spaces as this one does, make sure that your Royal Icing... read more

How To Make Chocolate Cigarellos (Nati's Way)

Posted by boonenati This is the cheater's way of doing choc cigarettes, it's time consuming but it's foolproof, and after many failed attempts at real ones, im going to settle for these :D Items Required Scissors Acetate Non toxic marker (suitable for writing on plastic) Bowl Hot water Pot Chocolate Sticky tape Spatula or flat knife Hobby knife Spoon Before starting on this you will need to cut up your acetate. I had really large sheets of acetate for this project so I cut it up in this way. They were all cut even because i wanted to ensure all the cigarettes... 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

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