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How to Make a Box of Crayons Cake

By tguegirl   I've gotten a bunch of requests for this, so thought I would post instructions. First of all, all credit and many thanks goes to kiraboo for the original idea.   STEP 1 Start by stacking sheet cakes into an 11X15 rectangle (I only had 9X13 pans, and so baked three and cut them up until I got the proper size.) Make sure to bake them high enough, as you'll need some height for the ice cream cones to fit on the side. On one end, carve out a semicircle shape with three arches for the crayons. Again, be careful not to carve away too much of... read more

How to make an Eiffel Tower

    Hello Everyone,   This is my very first time making a tutorial so please forgive any common mistakes that I might make. If you have any questions please inbox me.    So I wanted to make an Eiffel Tower but I didn't have the time to make it out of RI. I found a few tutorials online on how to make it out of RI but nothing about gum paste. I knew that making it out of gum paste and RKT would be more stable for transportation especially since the delivery was in the bumpy streets of NY. We'll I tried by best and here is the ending... 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

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 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

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

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

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

How To Make Royal Icing (that won't dry rock hard)

    There is one thing every cookier needs in their arsenal... a favorite royal icing recipe. The royal icing recipe that I'm sharing with you today is my favorite because it is not only yummy (of course!) but it is the perfect texture. There is a not-so-secret ingredient that allows the icing to harden enough for stacking and shipping while remaining soft on the inside. No more biting into a beautifully decorated cookie and cringing because the icing is rock hard!   Begin by using a whisk to mix 5 tablespoons of meringue powder and 3/4 teaspoon of cream of... read more

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