Charcuterie Board Tutorial

Sunday Charcuterie Tutorial

Sunday Charcuterie Tutorial

Sunday Charcuterie Board

By Aimee Hines

Enjoy a relaxing summer Sunday afternoon with a picnic! Everything on this charcuterie board is an edible replica, from the board itself to all the fixings. In a few short steps, make delectable blueberries and cherries to sprinkle among the selection of meats, cheeses, nuts, and other fruits.


  • White gum paste
  • Airbrush colors: blue, red, and black (Sugarprism)
  • Vodka
  • Edible glaze
  • Edible glue


  • Ball tool
  • Dresden tool
  • Airbrush
  • Six division tool (Wilton)
  • 26-gauge floral wire

Shape the Blueberries

  1. Using your palm and fingers, create a ball out of gum paste. 
  2. Using the six division tool, create your blueberry top.
  3. Mix blue with vodka and airbrush.

Form the Cherries  

  1. Roll 2 gum-paste balls to the size of cherries.
  2. Rock a Dresden tool in the center to create an indentation.
  3. Using a small ball tool, create a divot.
  4. Insert floral wire that has been bent into a “V” and dipped in edible glue.
  5. Mix 2 parts red and 1 part black with vodka to airbrush your cherries.
  6. Airbrush for full coverage, and once dry, paint with edible glaze.



For the full tutorial, be sure to check out the July/August 2021 issue and the bonus e-book for all 18 scrumptious items! 

Aimee Hines

Aimee Hines is a sugar artist, multimedia art lover, and foodie in the Baltimore, MD, region, specializing in novelty cakes, sugar cookies, and luxury desserts. She has been baking since childhood, where she learned the basics with her mom and grandma. Aimee is a dually licensed physical and occupational therapist managing a clinic by day. In fact, she began learning advanced cake decorating while working on her doctorate degree. She was affectionately called “Cake Doctor” by her siblings, which is when she coined Cake Doctor Aimee by Aimee Jay. Her love grew while reading books, watching cake shows, reading magazines, attending classes, and participating in Maryland I.C.E.S. Today, she is continuing to advance her skills in hyper-realistic art. Aimee dedicates this feature to her family who have supported her dreams to bake.  

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