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Glitzy Rainbow Rose Tutorial Using Circle cutters

Posted by SSN_sweets Hi guys! I had been asked by some of you guys to do a tutorial on my roses so here goes my first attempt and please excuse me if it is not properly done. To make it more colourful I tried a Rainbow rose. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to ask me. I’m not an expert , I learnt making my initial roses from Edna de la cruz's tutorial ( Thank you Edna; if mine is confusing you can always refer to hers) and I am learning from every cake I make :). Regards  Sasi ( CakesbySasi) List of Materials Gumpaste Rolling pin, and board Ball... read more

Baby Bum Cake

Posted by PatrysV How to make a Baby Bum Cake List of Materials round sponge cake, 2kg fondant, butter icing to cover cake, rolling pin, pizza cutter Basically you bake a normal sponge cake - about 10 -11 cm (don't how many inches that is) high I then carved it a bit on the side where the blanket goes, so that it slopes down slightly on that side. Then I cut out small, shallow holes (half round) on the sides - where the legs are supposed to go into the body Covered the cake with butter cream and lift onto my cake board. Roll out the white... read more

Simple Bow Tutorial

Posted by mrsmudrash I came up with this simple way to make a bow that involves only two pieces of modeling chocolate. I make this using modeling chocolate because it sets up almost right away and it easy to handle, although you can make it with fondant or gumpaste. No worries about ruffling or tufting anything...just use the template to cut out your chocolate, then fold your edges together and you're basically done! Enjoy! List of Materials Modeling chocolateRolling pinTemplate Print out the template to whatever size bow you'd like. Cut the template out... read more

How to Make Gelatin Flowers and Bows

Posted by justdi You can make delicate and slightly transparent flowers, bows and butterflies using this technique. Basically, you mix 2 1/2 parts water and 1 part gelatin (unflavored - like Knox... NOT Jello!  ) Warm in microwave, then let sit 5-10 minutes to allow the scum to raise to the top. Peel the scum off (photo above) then gelatin is ready to use (you'll need to rewarm to liquify at this point.) Brush onto veining or texture sheet and let it sit for 3-5 hours... gelatin will release itself when it's completely dry. Click here for... read more

How To Make a Purse Cake

Posted by briansbaker This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to make a cake shaped like a purse Items required: Fondant cutter & Embosser Fondant Rolling Pin Ruler Serrated Knife Viva Paper Towel Crusting Buttercream Bake a sheet cake 11x15 and cut into 1/3 Stack your pieces on top of one another.. Here I have the wooden dowels showing, so you will know where to place them at.. But you will push them down through the cake, so that they dont show. Side View of the Purse Cake Here I have crumb coated the cake in Crusting Buttercream, then... read more

Gerbera Daisy Tutorial

Posted by Kellig This Gerbera Daisy Tutorial will teach you how to make lifelike sugar Gerber Daisies quick and easy! List of Materials Clean Styrofoam egg carton Torch or lighter Wilton small flower former Rolling pin with pink rings Thin foam 1 small ball of gum paste for center in your choice of color and 1 medium ball of gum paste for petals in your choice of color Small scissors Ball tool and Veiner Paint brush Gum glue or vodka 6” piece of wire The small Daisy cutters are from the first Wilton 32 piece flower making set The other larger cutters... 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 Stencil on a Fondant Covered Cake Video

Posted by Jackie   [youtube id="VTzRuMym7rE" width="600" height="350"] In this "how to" guide, you will learn how to stencil royal icing directly onto a cake covered in buttercream. You will see how quickly and easily you can make the most intricate and amazing designs directly on your cake. Items you will need for this tutorial: Fondant covered cake Small batch of colored royal icing Small spatula or Spackling Knife (from the hardware store) Your favorite Designer Stencil for cake How to Stencil The Top of The Cake [swfobj... 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

Cake Baking, Cutting & Serving Guide - 3 in. Deep Pans

Posted by Jackie Baking Times, Batter Amounts & Number of Servings One cake mix yields 4 to 5 1/2 cups of batter. Pans are usually filled 1/2 to 2/3 full; 3" deep pans should be filled only 1/2 full. Batter amounts on these charts are for pans 2/3 full of batter. For large cakes, always check for doneness after they have baked for 1 hour. Note: For Pans 11" and larger, use a heating core when baking. The charts below show baking information and serving amounts for both 2-inch pans and 3-inch high pans. The figures for 2-inch pans are based on a 2-layer or 4-inch... read more

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