This week I’ve been making pounds and pounds of candy clay – this chocolaty, sculpting-medium is made from candy wafers and corn syrup. It is pliable and easy to work with, quick to make and perfect for creating models, toppers, figurines, sculpted details and more.
Award winning cake artist, Claudia Oliveira, of Claud Art Sugar, created a sensational step-by-step tutorial of a romantic, watercolor-heart cake. Claudia notes, “The techniques are very versatile, I chose watercolor because it is such a huge trend right now, especially in the cake community, this would make a for a beautiful wedding cake, engagement cake, or even a cake for Valentines.” We agree, and we especially love the bold and romantic ruffles.
With just a simple stencil and few basic airbrush techniques a flat circle can be transformed into a collection of beautiful holiday ornaments. “The trick to airbrushing is to use a smooth hand motion,” Roland Winbeckler said. “You should nearly always start the hand movement before pulling or depressing the color control on the airbrush. This will make for a smooth spray at the start of the pattern with no dark blotches. Also, by stopping the color before stopping the hand movement, it will likewise make for a smooth and even end to the spray pattern.”
Halloween is just a few weeks away, which means baker’s everywhere are pulling out all the stops to create the most creepy, gruesome and spooky treats imaginable. Stephanie Kappel has provided a wonderful step-by-step guide to recreate the infamous Frankenstein’s Monster – in cookie form! What better way to enjoy this festive holiday and wow your party guests!
Halloween is only FOUR weeks away, okay, okay…we may be getting ahead of ourselves a little, but this is one of the most fun holidays of the year. We can’t help but get a little excited at the prospect of dressing up and dancing the night away- and of course the anticipation of filling a few bags with candy doesn’t sound too bad. In our eager anticipation of this incredible holiday we share this fun and festive recipe for CANDY CORN swiss meringue buttercream from Dan Langan of Baking with Dan.
With Summer officially over, the season gives way to fall wedding fever. Brides everywhere are clamoring for beauteous buttercream cakes, and rustic tree bark cakes. Seasonal colors take center stage and a simple elegance dominates dessert tables everywhere. Rebekah Naomi Cake Design shares a wonderful, free video tutorial for a super easy, and very effective, tree bark effect. Perfect for all your tree stump wedding cake needs. For more incredible tutorials, subscribe to American Cake Decorating magazine.
For the full tutorial visit Rebekah’s Youtube channel here.
This lovely sugar lavender tutorial by GlazursShop demonstrates how to make a gorgeous bundle of lavender- perfect as a cake or cupcake topper. All you need is a small 5 petal plunger cutter, a fondant extruder and some dried spaghetti pasta. This pretty posy is sure to impress!
This wonderful tutorial for a severed fondant finger was created by Kassandra Jiminez of Cakes and Crafts by Kass. Kassandra owns a successful home based bakery in Texas where she creates stunning cakes for all occasions. Kassandra also has an insightful Youtube channel where she shares videos of her latest recipes, tutorials and techniques. “This tutorial would make an awesome Halloween cupcake or cake topper”, notes Kass. With Halloween just around the corner, we could definitely see these gruesome fingers gracing a spooky dessert buffet.