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Lily Sugar Flower Steps by James Rosselle

Lily Sugar Flower Steps By James Rosselle You will need: Gum paste Groove board Rolling pin Lily cutter and Veiner set () Tweezers Ball tools set and mini pizza wheel cutter () 24 gage white wire cut into ¼ A Foam pad   Set up your station.↓ The make-up of a Lily: A lily flower has six petals (three large and three small), a center and six stamens. I will take you through the process of making this six petal blossom! Step 1: Roll gum paste ↓ Note: I use my line of Gum Paste (James Rosselle Gum Paste) which…
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Edible Pinwheels by James Rosselle

Edible Pinwheels By James Rosselle Edible Pinwheels instructions: Step 1: To start, you will need gum paste, rolling pin, and a square cutter. ↓ Step 2: Roll out gum paste. Cut out a square piece. Set aside. Cut a piece of an edible image the same size as the square. ↓ Step 3: Spread a small amount of shortening onto the square piece of gum paste. ↓ Step 4: Carefully lay the edible image over the square piece of gum paste. Make sure to smooth out any ruffles if you have any. ↓ Step 5: Using a pairing knife, cut…
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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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Buttercream Poinsettia – 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…
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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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