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How To Make Realistic Edible Butterflies for Your Cake

Posted by Jackie   Many wedding cakes, and birthday cakes have butterflies on them that are cloth, or plastic. This step-by-step guide will show you how to make delicate, realistic beautiful butterflies that can be edible, or not to garnish any cake. Butterflies take a few days to make because of all the drying necessary between each step, so its a good idea to make a lot of butterflies at one time, and save them for later. In this exampe I have used Vellum non-edible paper Realistic Butterflies for your cake View our butterfly cake gallery or... read more

How To Make A Layered Petal Cake

Posted by ChrisJack1 I had quite a few cakesters ask how I made the Pretty & Petite petal cake, so I decided to make a tutorial to share. :) You may find along the way an easier method since this was my first attempt at this technique. I hope it helps!! List of Materials Colored Fondant Small Rolling Pin 5 Petal Cutter (mine is made by Ateco) Sharp Cutting Tool Ball Sculpting Tool Foam Pad Paint Brush Water Fondant Covered Cake Gather your materials. Your cake should have a base cover of fondant on it at this time. Roll the fondant out fairly... 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

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 an Image Icing Plaque

Posted by boween You will need the following things: -Edible Image Printer - Piping Gel -Gumpaste -Fondant -Lollipop sticks or Popsicle sticks TIP: Lisa has put together a 3-Part "How To" Primer on Printing edible images http://cakecentral.com/articles/category/edible-images Choose your image and resize it properly on your computer Print out your image using your edible image printer Cut out your image [Image after being cut out] Roll out a mixture of 50% Gumpast / 50% Fondant (MMF is not recommended) Remove Backing from image Lightly... 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

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

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