CakeJournal.com » Gum paste decorations http://cakejournal.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:18:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 How to make baby block cake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-baby-block-cake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-baby-block-cake-toppers/#respond Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:35:10 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12126 Baby blocks are a fun decorative topper for any baby shower or baptism cake.  With a little preparation, they are not difficult to make.  They can be made in any colour combination and any size. This is what I used: 50/50 mix (gumpaste and fondant) – two different colours working mat, square cutter (any size)… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to make a gumpaste Gerbera Daisy http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gumpaste-gerbera-daisy/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gumpaste-gerbera-daisy/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:41:28 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12120 Gerbera daisies are one of my favourite flowers to make.  Especially during wedding season, these are one of the most made flowers in my bakery.  They are pretty and quite simple to make. Here is what I used: Gumpaste (any two colours) working mat foam mat rolling pin ball tool boning tool palette knife First… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to make a teapot cupcake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-teapot-cupcake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-teapot-cupcake-topper/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:16:18 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11837 Hi everyone! Today I’m going to show you how to make a cute teapot cupcake topper. Perfect if you’re going to going for a tea party themed party. This is what I use: Fondant/Marshmallow Fondant (an alternative is to use gum paste) in ivory, white and red Gel food color in pink and green Ball… [read more...]

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Aikko

Aikko is a fan of all things sweet and has been baking since she was six, although it was only recently that she discovered her love for cake decorating. When not blogging here at Cake Journal, baking or working at her real job, she's at her blog, Bake Happy, sharing all her caking adventures.

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How to make a gum paste kangaroo http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-kangaroo/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-kangaroo/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:35:26 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11785 When I was little, I had a mother and baby kangaroo fluffy toy that I absolutely loved, so I thought I would show you how to recreate it in sugar. I have simplified the details and made the kangaroos slightly more realistic, but you can add as many extra touches as you like. This is… [read more...]

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Beth

Beth is a former scientist turned cake designer and owner of Cakes by Beth. She specializes in contemporary wedding cakes and cute animals.

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How to make a graduation cap topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-graduation-cap-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-graduation-cap-topper/#respond Thu, 20 Jun 2013 11:46:52 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=12115 Graduation time is approaching and what could be more fun than serving your Grad, and his or her friend, with some simple and fun cupcakes?  These cupcake toppers are easy to make and will take you no time at all. This is what I used: Plastic mat Rolling pin Knife 50/50 gumpaste fondant mix (any two colour)… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to make a chalkboard cupcake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-chalkboard-cupcake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-chalkboard-cupcake-topper/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:34:18 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11501 June brings graduation season and lots of celebrations. These fun little toppers will take your cupcakes to the next level for that graduation picnic or school party. This is what I used: Work surface Rolling pin Water pen Rolling cutter Fondant in black, green, yellow and blue Royal icing in a piping bag with a… [read more...]

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Renée

Reneé caught the cake decorating bug seven years ago when she made her son's first birthday cake. Since then, she's created hundreds of custom cakes and cupcakes. Her work has been featured on various baking and party blogs. In her free time, you'll find her planning the next baking project or sharing her knowledge on CakeJournal.

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How to make a castle cake: Part 3 http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-3/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-3/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:16:17 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11858 Hi there, this is the third and final part to my tutorial – How to make a castle cake. Part 1 can be viewed here and Part two here. Making the door Step 1: Have a circle template ready. I used a small bowl approx 4 inches in diameter. Roll out a piece of fondant… [read more...]

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Wynona

Wynona has long been the crafty type, learning how to knit and sew as a little girl. She has had work published in various books and magazines in Australia. But as soon as she ventured into cake decorating, Wynona was hooked.

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How to make a castle cake: Part 2 http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-2/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-2/#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 10:48:10 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11854 This is part 2 of 3 on “How to make a castle cake”. Part 1 can be viewed here. How to make the princess Step 1: Start with the princess’ bodice. I simply rolled out some hot pink fondant, cut out a rectangle shape and made some curves for the waist. I planned for the… [read more...]

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Wynona

Wynona has long been the crafty type, learning how to knit and sew as a little girl. She has had work published in various books and magazines in Australia. But as soon as she ventured into cake decorating, Wynona was hooked.

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How to Make a Castle Cake: Part 1 http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-1/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-castle-cake-part-1/#comments Mon, 27 May 2013 12:01:33 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11770 A castle cake is what all little girls dream about and I’m going to show you how to make one! Since this castle was relatively small (6″ and 4″), I used only three turrets. If you use a bigger cake or a different shape (ie square) you may wish to add more turrets. It depends… [read more...]

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Wynona

Wynona has long been the crafty type, learning how to knit and sew as a little girl. She has had work published in various books and magazines in Australia. But as soon as she ventured into cake decorating, Wynona was hooked.

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How to make a shoe box cake decoration http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-shoe-box-cake-decoration/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-shoe-box-cake-decoration/#respond Fri, 24 May 2013 10:00:07 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11672 This is a neat little method for making shoe boxes, which look great in piles on top of fashion-inspired cakes or as cupcake decorations. They can be made using any size of rectangular cutter and can also be adapted to make present boxes by using a square cutter and adding a little bow on top.… [read more...]

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Beth

Beth is a former scientist turned cake designer and owner of Cakes by Beth. She specializes in contemporary wedding cakes and cute animals.

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How to make a flower owl cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-owl-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-owl-cake-topper/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 08:01:30 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11095 I’ve loved owls since I was a little girl so I can’t get enough of the recent trend in cake decorating. When designing this cake topper, I kept it simple using only a couple of tools including a flower cutter for the eyes and wings. Previous posts explored methods for making flat cake decorations out of… [read more...]

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Renée

Reneé caught the cake decorating bug seven years ago when she made her son's first birthday cake. Since then, she's created hundreds of custom cakes and cupcakes. Her work has been featured on various baking and party blogs. In her free time, you'll find her planning the next baking project or sharing her knowledge on CakeJournal.

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How to make a tractor cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-tractor-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-tractor-cake-topper/#comments Fri, 03 May 2013 08:49:08 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11453 Today I’d like to share with you how to make a Tractor Cake Topper.  This easy cake topper is perfect for farm/barn themed cakes and can be changed as needed to match your party decor! For my cake, I made a little red tractor that will sit on a blue and green cake.  You can… [read more...]

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Rose

I'm Rose and I blog over at Rose Bakes. I'm baker, cake decorator, wife, and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful children! My love of cakes started at the age of 13, I started a business in 2009 then my blog was born in 2012! It's how I to share my love of cakes and help others along the way!

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How to make sugar cookies with owl motif http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-sugar-cookies-with-owl-motif/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-sugar-cookies-with-owl-motif/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:51:53 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11359 Inspired by the Christening cake that I made back in 2011 I decided to make a tutorial for some sugar cookies decorated with a sweet fondant owl motif. Wrapped in a cellophane treat bag they would be a perfect favor for a baby shower. They are super easy to make with only very few tools… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Craftsy review – Piece of cake by Colette Peters http://cakejournal.com/craftsy-online-classes/craftsy-review-piece-of-cake-by-colette-peters/ http://cakejournal.com/craftsy-online-classes/craftsy-review-piece-of-cake-by-colette-peters/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:22:34 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11281 I have always admired Colette Peters and her incredible whimsical work with cakes. So I was indeed thrilled when I found out that Colette are now working together with Craftsy. Here you can enroll her Craftsy class:Piece of cake. A class filled with Colettes signature whimsical style. You will learn not only to make an… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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How to make baby shoes http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-baby-shoes/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-baby-shoes/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:13:26 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=11197 About 6 months ago, I tried to make fondant baby shoes for the first time and it ended in a complete disaster! lol However, I learnt from those mistakes and I am now very excited to share the perfect template and tutorial for making these cute baby sneakers You can make them in any color… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to make a fondant puzzle plaque http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-fondant-puzzle-plaque/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-fondant-puzzle-plaque/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:21:28 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10664 In previous posts, we explored making cake decorations from chocolate and buttercream. Now let’s talk about my favorite material for cake decorations: fondant! As opposed to those other materials, fondant is not as messy to work with. It does not require piping bags or tips. Decorations can be made far in advance and will stay… [read more...]

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Renée

Reneé caught the cake decorating bug seven years ago when she made her son's first birthday cake. Since then, she's created hundreds of custom cakes and cupcakes. Her work has been featured on various baking and party blogs. In her free time, you'll find her planning the next baking project or sharing her knowledge on CakeJournal.

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How to Make a Fondant Mermaid Cupcake Topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-fondant-mermaid-cupcake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-fondant-mermaid-cupcake-topper/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:29:29 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10777 Hi everyone! For my first ever Cake Journal post, I thought of showing you how to make a mermaid cupcake topper. You see, it’s almost summer here in the Philippines so what better way to welcome the season than making some mermaid toppers (well… aside from going to the beach, that is). Here’s the tutorial,… [read more...]

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Aikko

Aikko is a fan of all things sweet and has been baking since she was six, although it was only recently that she discovered her love for cake decorating. When not blogging here at Cake Journal, baking or working at her real job, she's at her blog, Bake Happy, sharing all her caking adventures.

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How to make a Vintage Bird Cage cupcake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-vintage-bird-cage-cupcake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-vintage-bird-cage-cupcake/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:13:35 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10889 As spring approaches so does the wedding season and afternoon teas on the patio. So what could be more perfect than these cupcakes? Vintage bird cages are all the rage at the moment whether it be wall paper, table decor or cake!  Here’s how to make one. Here’s what you will need: Coloured fondant icing… [read more...]

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Gillian

Gillian is the owner of Jillybean Cake Couture. She is passionate about cake decorating, has a diploma in sugarcraft, and worked professionally for over 7 years.
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How to make a fondant Birdie http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-fondant-birdie/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-fondant-birdie/#comments Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:40:40 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10746 As spring time approaches so does the demand for fun, spring-themed cake and cupcake decorations.  Using fondant or gumpaste is a great way to create such a fun decoration.  Easy to make, large or small, I can teach you how to make a little birdie that will be a fun addition to your cake or cupcake. This is what… [read more...]

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Diane

Diane is a co-write for CakeJournal. She is a self taught cake decorator and sugar flower artist since 2010. Diane lives in Ontario, Canada and is very excited to be joining our team.

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How to make gum paste pansies http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-gum-paste-pansies/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-gum-paste-pansies/#comments Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:20:19 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10574 One of my favorite things about Spring is seeing flowers bloom. Maybe it has something to do with my background in Botany but I find all the colors and intricate details of flowers fascinating! Pansies are one of my favorite flowers. They are so colorful and pretty I will show you how to make gumpaste pansies today.… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to Make a Cupcake Flower Pot http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-pot-cupcake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-pot-cupcake/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:50:03 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10308 With Mothers day approaching I thought I would show you how to make a flower pot cupcake. This is what I used: Silicone flower pot cases (these ones were purchased in Lakeland) Buttercream Glass of water Paint brush Rolling pin Some coloured fondant, I have used, red, yellow and lilac Green food colouring gel and… [read more...]

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Gillian

Gillian is the owner of Jillybean Cake Couture. She is passionate about cake decorating, has a diploma in sugarcraft, and worked professionally for over 7 years.
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How to make Easter egg nests and chick http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-easter-egg-nests-and-chick/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-easter-egg-nests-and-chick/#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:35:37 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9842 I’m going to show you how to dress up your cupcakes this Easter with these darling toppers. The kids (and adults) will love them! You can make them well in advance since they will keep for weeks/months. Store them in a breathable box or container away from humidity and pests – a ordinary cake box… [read more...]

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Wynona

Wynona has long been the crafty type, learning how to knit and sew as a little girl. She has had work published in various books and magazines in Australia. But as soon as she ventured into cake decorating, Wynona was hooked.

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How to make bumble bee cupcake toppers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-bumble-bee-cupcake-toppers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-bumble-bee-cupcake-toppers/#comments Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:18:51 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=10137 I’m so excited to be here at CakeJournal sharing our love of cake! I recently made a cake for a Twins Baby Gender Reveal Party and the them was “What Will They Bee?”    When I got that order, it occurred to me that I had never made any bees for a cake, so I… [read more...]

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Rose

I'm Rose and I blog over at Rose Bakes. I'm baker, cake decorator, wife, and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful children! My love of cakes started at the age of 13, I started a business in 2009 then my blog was born in 2012! It's how I to share my love of cakes and help others along the way!

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How to make a doll face mold http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-doll-face-mold/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-doll-face-mold/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:57:04 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9791 Hi all! For my first tutorial on CakeJournal I thought it would be useful to show you how to make a face mold from a doll. Of course, you can buy molds but some are quite expensive. Instead, you can easily make a mold with just gum paste, tylose powder, shortening and a doll head. Here’s… [read more...]

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Wynona

Wynona has long been the crafty type, learning how to knit and sew as a little girl. She has had work published in various books and magazines in Australia. But as soon as she ventured into cake decorating, Wynona was hooked.

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How to make heart shaped fantasy flowers http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-heart-shaped-fantasy-flowers/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-heart-shaped-fantasy-flowers/#comments Sun, 03 Feb 2013 08:10:59 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9737 When I think of Valentine’s Day cakes, this is what pops into my mind: shades of pink and red, lots of hearts and romantic flowers. Even though I like those ideas, I wanted to make something different and exciting this year. So, for this Valentine’s Day cake, I went with a purple and green theme… [read more...]

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Farwa & Abeer

We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz.

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How to make a heart-shaped ruffled rose http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-heart-shaped-ruffled-rose/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-heart-shaped-ruffled-rose/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 04:18:36 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9439 It’s almost Valentine’s Day and to celebrate,. I thought I would show you how to make a beautifully romantic ruffled rose with a subtle difference: it is in the shape of a heart! These pretty little decorations can be used as cupcake toppers, placed around the sides of an iced cake or supported by a… [read more...]

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Beth

Beth is a former scientist turned cake designer and owner of Cakes by Beth. She specializes in contemporary wedding cakes and cute animals.

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Cake with fall leaves http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cake-with-fall-leaves/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cake-with-fall-leaves/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:28:20 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9317 I have made this fall inspired cake for a reception I went to. The leaves were painted with powdered food colors mixed with clear alcohol in beautiful fall colors. I also made some red berries and some very simply brown mice to adorn the cake. All decorations are made in gum paste. Last time I… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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How to make gum paste butterflies http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-gum-paste-butterflies/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-gum-paste-butterflies/#comments Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:23:26 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9208 I really like the black cutters from Patchwork Cutters. Especially the set: Butterfly, Ladybird & Bee. The set do come with instructions on how to use the cutters but I have found my own way to work with the cutters. I find my way a lot more easy, even if it seems time consuming at… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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Cupcakes decorated with gum paste strawberries http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cupcakes-decorated-with-gum-paste-strawberries/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/cupcakes-decorated-with-gum-paste-strawberries/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:17:25 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9167 We are eating a lot of delicious strawberries at the moment. So I thought that a little cupcake with strawberries would be in place. A classic vanilla cupcake filled with a little strawberry jam and a fluffy spread of white meringue frosting on top. I used an apple core to remove some of the cupcake… [read more...]

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Louise

Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.

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How to make a gum paste toadstool http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-toadstool/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-toadstool/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:57:20 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9133 I thought that a little tutorial on how you can make some very easy whimsical toadstools would be in place. They are a perfect match for the little flower fairy tutorial or on a woodland themed cake. This is what I use: Gum paste Food gel colors (I like to make pink toadstools, but they… [read more...]

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How to make a flower fairy cake topper http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-fairy-cake-topper/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-flower-fairy-cake-topper/#comments Mon, 04 Jun 2012 12:02:46 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=9040 This little sweet flower fairy is made using some of the same techniques, I have used for the teddy bear cake topper. She is just about 3″ tall but can be made smaller if you want to place her on a cupcake, like I have done here: This is what I use: Rolled fondant, alternative… [read more...]

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How to make a teddy bear cake topper part 2 http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-teddy-bear-cake-topper-part-2/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-teddy-bear-cake-topper-part-2/#comments Thu, 17 May 2012 07:15:43 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8998 Here are the part 2 on how to make a teddy bear cake topper. Step 1: Take a piece of fondant and roll it into a “rough” ball. This is, just to see if the proportions between head and body looks OK. Add more or less fondant until you are happy with the size. Knead… [read more...]

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How to make a teddy bear cake topper part 1 http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-teddy-bear-cake-topper-part-1/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-teddy-bear-cake-topper-part-1/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 20:34:33 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8868 Here is a tutorial on how you can make a sweet teddy bear cake topper. If you want you can place it on a fondant disc for easy removal before cutting the cake. I hope that you will enjoy my teddy bear tutorial. Let’s start with part 1. This is what I use: Rolled fondant,… [read more...]

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Handcrafted Sugar Flowers with Jacqueline Butler http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/handcrafted-sugar-flowers-with-jacqueline-butler/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/handcrafted-sugar-flowers-with-jacqueline-butler/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:05:45 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=8338 You may know Jacqueline Butler as the artist behind beautiful handcrafted sugar flowers like Ranunculus, Peonies and Hydrangeas. She is a highly requested sugar craft teacher and have now started working together with Craftsy, where she is taking online video courses to a whole new level. With Craftsy, you can now sit home and learn… [read more...]

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How to make a gum paste peony (part 2) http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-peony-part-2/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-peony-part-2/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:59:19 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=7394 Here is the second part of my tutorial on how to make a gum paste peony. In this tutorial you will end up with a finished gum paste peony dusted with powdered colors. I have decided to make a part 3, to show you how to make the last row of petals with wired petals… [read more...]

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How to make a gum paste peony (part 1) http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-peony-part-1/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-peony-part-1/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 12:57:53 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6949 I know that a lot of you have asked if I could make a tutorial on how to make my gum paste peony flowers, so here’s a little treat for you. This is what I use: Gum paste (white or colored pink in your chosen color. You would also need a little green gum paste… [read more...]

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Tutorial: How to make a purse cake http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-purse-cake/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-purse-cake/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 08:23:23 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6370 My version on how to make a purse cake is finally here! I have a few tips that I want to share before we get started. My purse cake is rather high. So it might be a little difficult to move it around once it’s placed on the cake board. If you should need to… [read more...]

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How to make a gum paste brooch http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-brooch/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-a-gum-paste-brooch/#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:36:03 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6303 A lot of you asked how I made the gum paste brooch for the purse cake project that I am working on. So I thought that I would show you, how you can make it yourself. This gum paste brooch can be made in the colours you like and it will look just as beautiful… [read more...]

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Gum paste brooch http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/gum-paste-brooch/ http://cakejournal.com/cake-lounge/gum-paste-brooch/#comments Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:23:11 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6151 Just a short post, to show you, the gum paste brooch that I made yesterday. The brooch is going to be used on a purse cake. I have never made a purse cake before, so this is going to be a lot of fun. Next step, is baking the cake and preparing the cakeboard…. Happy… [read more...]

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How to make gum paste candy http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-gum-paste-candy/ http://cakejournal.com/tutorials/how-to-make-gum-paste-candy/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 21:32:29 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=6030 Candy themed parties are always a big hit. So I have made a little tutorial on how you very easy can make some sweet gum paste candy. Use the gum paste candy on cakes, cupcakes and brownies. You can change the shape of the candy to round or oblong if you like that shape better.… [read more...]

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