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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="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=5752332822979592750&hl=en&fs=true"] 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 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

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

How to Make a Death Star Cake

Posted by Smurfesque This Death Star Cake was such fun to make that you just won't know when to stop! It is made of Dark Chocolate Mud Cake and filled and covered in Dark Chocolate Ganache then grey Sugar-paste. Use two 8.5" or 9" metal kitchen bowls to bake the cakes. List of Materials Dark Chocolate Mud Cake Ingredients to fill two 8.5" metal bowls 500g unsalted butter 500g dark chocolate 2 tablespoon instant coffee 2-2/3 cups warm water 3 cups self raising flour 2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 4 eggs 2 teaspoon vanilla Dark Chocolate Ganache Ingredients 1.2 kg... 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

Wedding Dress Cupcake Pull Apart

Hello, this is my first tutorial so please be gentle! lol I've seen a lot of the Wedding dress cupcakes and I thought I'd give a complete tutorial since I didn't find a lot of detailed info.   So, here goes:   You need:   27 cupcakes (more or less depending upon the size of your board cake board (I used a 14" x 19" board) something to cover your board instead of leaving it stark white a double batch of your fav buttercream recipe (color of your choice) 1M tip with pastry bag fondant rose or other embellishment   I found a great... 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

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 Your Own Lace Molds

Posted by MYOM-Dominic Many pastry chefs, sugar artists, cake decorators and master bakers have longed to accommodate a popular request made by the modern bride which is to have the lace from her dress reproduced in sugar on her wedding cake. Products used in this video can be purchased from www.MakeYourOwnMolds.com Silicone Plastique - is an amazing mold putty that has the consistency of cookie dough and is very easy to mix and apply. Created by a chef in order to bring the art of mold making into both commercial and home kitchens, Silicone Plastique® has... read more

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