Cake Decorating

How to Soften Fondant – 6 Tried & Tested Ways That Work

One of the most annoying problems is when you get out all your flower making cutters and tools only to discover that your fondant has gone hard. This may have happened because the fondant has been exposed to the air because you have rolled it out, not covered it and left it too long before

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Fondant Flowers For Beginners
Sugar Flowers

How to Make Fondant Flowers for Beginners

As a dedicated gum paste sugar flower maker for many years, I have never considered making fondant flowers other than for a simple cake for a child or to decorate cupcakes. However, I have noticed more and more that people are decorating their cakes with fondant flowers because they are much easier to make, take

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How To Store Gumpaste Flowers
Sugar Flowers

How to Store Gumpaste Flowers and How Long do They Last?

If you make gumpaste sugar flowers, it is likely that at some point in time you will need to know how to store them. It may be because you have made the flowers for a cake in advance of the time they are required or you make them as an artistic venture and would like

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How to Make Gum Paste for Vegans
Allergen and Healthy Cakes

How to Make Gum Paste for Vegans with Perfect Results

If you’re like me, you must have noticed that more people are choosing not to eat animal products and cake decorating is no exception. Although I doubt anyone would eat gum paste flowers, they may touch the cake so making sure they are vegan is important. By removing gelatin and eggs and replacing them with

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How to Dry Sugar Paste Flowers
Sugar Flowers

How to Dry Sugar Paste Flowers Faster with 4 Home Appliances

You can dry sugar flowers slowly and naturally at room temperature which can take several days, especially the larger flowers that are built in layers, each layer needing to be dried before adding the next one. However, if you are like me and always short of time, it’s worth using appliances that you may have

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What are Sugar Flowers Made of
Sugar Flowers

What are Sugar Flowers Made Of?

Gum Paste Sugar flowers are classed as edible but they don’t taste very nice and are usually kept as souvenirs of the occasion, and they are perfect for special occasions such as weddings.  However, I’m often asked to make a cake covered with flowers that can be cut & eaten with the cake so I

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How to Make Sugar Flowers at Home
Sugar Flowers

How to Make Sugar Flowers at Home

Have you ever been to a celebration where the cake has been covered in beautiful sugar flowers, and have you secretly wished that you could make those flowers yourself? With the right tuition, you can learn how to make sugar flowers easily at home without going on courses that cost a considerable amount of money.

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How To Make Sugar Flowers For Beginners
Sugar Flowers

How to Make Sugar Flowers for Beginners

The first time I saw gum paste sugar flowers I did not believe that I would ever be able to make them. They looked so delicate that I thought I would need years of training to make anything as I saw. However, the tutor explained it step by step, and I found myself producing some

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Fondant Covered Celebration Cake
Cake Decorating

Tips for Extreme Weather Cake Decorators: Rolling Fondant

There are so many things about making and decorating cakes that give you problems. For example –  the ingredients, the recipe, your oven, endless distractions from your surroundings and even being in the right frame of mind to work on a cake. The list is endless but, one of the main problems cake makers and

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Buttercream cupcakes
Cake Decorating

Tips for Extreme Weather Cake Decorators: Fillings & Frostings

When we speak about extreme weather conditions we are referring to extreme cold, heat and heat & humidity. Fortunately, once fillings and frostings are made, and used in a cake, the cold will not affect them. In fact, it will keep everything in place providing cakes are not allowed to freeze if they are being

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Top Tier Celebration Cake
Sugar Flowers

Tips for Extreme Weather Cake Decorators: Gum Paste Sugar Flowers

Weather conditions are the main concern for a lot of cake decorators and to what extent, depends on where you live. Heat, cold, and humidity all play havoc in different ways with ingredients, the gumpaste, and with the finished flowers. Here I am giving you some ideas on how to handle your gumpaste when it’s

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How to Color Gum Paste
Sugar Flowers

How to Colour Gum Paste on a Budget Like an Expert

Whenever you start something new, you always feel that it’s going to cost you a fortune, and I don’t doubt that your expectations will be no different when you decide to start making gum paste sugar flowers. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to spend a lot of money to color your Gum

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