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Miniature Sugar Portraits

Sugar Portraits By Rosemary Galpin I have had many requests for instructions for making the “Vintage Porcelain Miniatures” on my hat inspired cake created for the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show in 2012. Supplies & Tools You Will Need: Fondant (with a bit of Ty lose) or Gum Paste Edible Image of Your Choice Edible Glue Shortening (I prefer high ratio) Powdered Sugar Confectioner's Glaze Rolling Pin (pasta machine optional) Cutting Surface Cutter (shape appropriate to edible image) Ball Tools (Small-Medium-Large) Exacto Knife Plastic Wrap   After printing your image using edible paper, decide what size/shape would best suit your…
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A Walk Through Time With Gelatin! by Diane Simmons

A Walk Through Time With Gelatin! By Diane Simmons Known for their translucent beauty and durability, gelatin flowers have been a part of cake decorating for several decades, found in books as far back as the 1960’s. Oh how things have changed over the years though, take a walk through time as Diane shares methods with you from old school to modern school and beyond. Prepping the Gelatin: Gelatin Mixture 1 Tbsp unflavored gelatin (Knox, Not Jello) 2 ½ Tbsp water Food colors (airbrush colors dissolve better) *To alter the recipe, simply maintain the ratio of 2 ½  parts water…
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Cake Idea – Chinese Tree Peony

  Cake Idea - Chinese Tree Peony By Shaile Socher Supplies and Tools Wire 20g, 24g 26g, Gumpaste pale Lemon Yellow  (Americolor) Tear drop cutters (Ateco) Egg white, Crisco, cornstarch Silk Veining tool (Jem) Dusting Colors Cosmos, Pink, Magenta (CK Products) Yellow Cornmeal Yellow Cotton Thread Flat angled paint brushes (Michaels craft store) Green floral tape Celboard Celpad Rolling Pins Plastic flap Pallet knife Steamer Apple or avocado trays (for more product information scroll to the bottom of the article) Stigma   Step 1   Roll a small pea size ball of gumpaste into a pointed tear drop. Insert a…
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Wonder Woman Tutorial and Recipe

Wonder Woman Tutorial By Maria Genna Materials Needed: 300gr of blue sugar paste Skin colored  sugar paste Red sugar paste Yellow sugar paste Blue, black, red and white food powder Edible alcohol 28cm base of cake made of polystyrene Polystyrene pellet 3cm Toothpicks Sticks of 25cm Rolling pin Small brush Scalpel Silicone brush Dresden tool Ball tool The necessary colors (). FACE Start with an oval shaped portion of the flesh gumpaste and create indents for the eyeballs. Continue shaping the chin and cheeks. With the help of the shaper form the outline of the nose. It is better to…
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Teapot Cake

Teapot Cake by Mary & Brenda Maher - Cakegirls You will need: Cake Baked in a Ball Pan Swiss Meringue Buttercream 10" Round Silver Cake Drum 3" Round Cardboard Circle 4" Diameter x 1" Thick Round Styrofoam Circle 1 1/2 lb. Light Aqua Fondant 4 oz. Light Aqua Gumpaste 2 oz. Pink Gumpaste 2 oz. Green Gumpaste 4 oz. White Gumpaste 5 Petal Rose Cutter Set Rose Leaf Cutter Set Toothpicks Bamboo Skewer Craft Knife Paintbrushes 1/4 Cup Candy Coating Discs Royal Icing Hot Glue Gun Sheet Tray with Parchment Pencil Step 1: Prepare Board TWO DAYS AHEAD: Center the…
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Daisy Tutorial by Shaile Socher

You will need: 30g white wire 22g white wire Crisco Cornstarch Egg white Celboard Celpad Plastic sheet Rolling pin Pallet knife Dresden tool Medium celstick Pointed tweezers Sharp scissors Jem daisy centers Tinker Tech ruscus leaf cutter Great Impressions Lily veiner or similar 6 petal flower cutter Spoons to dry petals Petal Dust colors Violet, deep magenta, African violet, Deep purple, lavender, yellow Vodka to paint Flat brushes Nile green floral tape Making the center 1. Roll a small well kneaded ball of gumpaste into a tear drop. Insert a hooked wire dipped in egg white into the pointed end…
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Cookie Decorating – How To Turn Colored Dough Into Pinwheel Swirl Cookies

Learn Cookie Decorating From Janine at Janine is the queen of cookie decorating and cake pops. Be sure to visit her site at ;She offers a wealth of cookie decorating ideas on her blog as well as ideas for some creative cakepops and cupcakes. If your looking for ideas you must visit her! Learn step-by-step how to make beautiful pinwheel swirl cookies with colored dough.   For more creative sweets made simple, visit or stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. What some free cookie decorating classes from Craftsy!
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Sugarveil Tutorial

Created by Edible Artists Network for the use of Sugarveil icing on the Sugarveil ; A client request lace on a wedding cake and I immediately thought of ; My first attempt a few months ago was a complete disaster, but I was determined to master this wonderful sugar craft. I broke down and ordered the Sugarveil mat. (more…)
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Piped Buttercream Poinsettia

David MacCarfrae presents finishing touches and creative ideas for Christmas cake decorating. HOW TO PIPE A QUICK AND EASY POINSETTIA WITH DAVID CAKES A quick and easy decorative idea for Christmas Cup Cakes, Christmas Cookies, Yule Log or a last minute Christmas David Cakes free hand piping technique can be applied using Royal Icing, buttercream, fresh or even savoury cream mediums .. it's up to you!  Step 1 - Mix red, green and yellow colored icings (either royal icing, buttercream, fresh cream, etc.)  Step 2 - Fill a plastic disposable piping bag with some red icing and then take a pair of scissors and…
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Autumn Centerpiece Cookie Box Filled With Mini Flowers

Grace your holiday table with this Autumn Centerpiece Cookie Box Filled with Mini Flowers, created by Cookiepreneur Amyee D. VanDyke of The Wacky Cookie Company. Fall is right around the corner. Harvest, celebrations and family gatherings begin.  One of the things I most enjoy about calling Northern Virginia home is the color of the foliage in the fall.  I drew inspiration from the color of the changing leaves in order to create this cookie box, which is fairly simple to put together, and just covered it with leaves piped in royal icing, flowers (3-D sugar cookies baked in a cupcake…
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Halloween Wedding Cake

Halloween Wedding Cake By Tami Utley A Halloween wedding cake is a fun project. My favorite time of the year is ; Here is a more sophisticated take on a Halloween wedding cake for those that want something to fit the season but not too scary. For Design and Assembly: 3 ½” half round cake Two 6”x 4” cakes to make a double barrel cake 9”x 2” cake 12” x 4” cake 16” x ” cake 6”, 9”, 12”, 16”, cake cardboard circles 20” base cake board covered in Black fondant Deep Purple, Grape, silver edible dusting powders (The Sugar…
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Paris Fashion Theme Cake by Veena Azmanov!

We have an amazing tutorial for you today by Veena Azmanov! Read on to learn how to create this Paris Inspired Fashion Theme THREE TIERED cake!! This is a three tier Cake:10 x 4 “tall Bottom8 x 6” Tall – Middle6 x 4 “tall – TopThe Tutorial consists of:Making the Eiffel TowerShopper Silhouette2D ShoesShopping Bags (which are best made a head of time so they can dry)Medium to use – Azmanov is using Fondant with CMC added in this tutorial. You could also use 50% gum paste and 50% Fondant. Modeling chocolate works well The Shopping BagsThese are best made a head…
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