CakeJournal.com » Tips & tools http://cakejournal.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:18:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 How to draw on a cake with edible markers http://cakejournal.com/tools/draw-on-cake-with-editable-markers/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/draw-on-cake-with-editable-markers/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 13:30:43 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=16513 A few weeks ago, I shared a tutorial for a cute fondant bumble bee. And today, I am sharing a pretty Spring-themed cake, where I used that bee as a cake topper. I also drew some flowers and branches all around the cake with edible markers and I found this process to be faster and easier… [read more...]

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How to make a wired flower center http://cakejournal.com/tools/how-to-make-a-wired-flower-center/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/how-to-make-a-wired-flower-center/#respond Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:27:29 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15361 A wired flower center is a vital part to any gumpaste wired flower.  The main components of the flower centre is the wire, the gumpaste base and the stamens.  Follow along and I will show you how easy a simple wired flower center is to make. This technique can be used for most flowers using different colours and… [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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Saving & Printing Recipes on CakeJournal.com with Ziplist Recipe Box http://cakejournal.com/tools/ziplist-recipe-box/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/ziplist-recipe-box/#respond Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:58:50 +0000 http://cakejournal.com/?p=15231 We are proud to announce with have teamed with Ziplist to offer you the ability to save your favorite recipes from Cakejournal.com along with other food blogs from around the web. If you check out the navigation menu on our website, click on the tab titled “recipe box” and this is will you can setup… [read more...]

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My favourite food colors http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favourite-food-colors/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 14:29:07 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=4761 As you may know I have a soft spot for soft pastel colors. So I have decided to show you some of my favourite food colors that I have in my tool box. Although I have a lot of different colors I always end up using colors from the same box. I’m not sure why,… [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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My gum paste helpers http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-gum-paste-helpers/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-gum-paste-helpers/#comments Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:43:48 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=3638 I have a few favourite tools that I always have ready whenever I make gum paste decorations. I like to call them my gum paste helpers: A: The “egg foam trays”, are always good to have. They are great when making Hydrangea’s and 5 petal flowers. B: My cornstarch container. I use this for gum… [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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Sweet embossing tools http://cakejournal.com/tools/sweet-embossing-tools/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/sweet-embossing-tools/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2009 10:58:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=2723 As a little follow up to my last post I wanted to share with you some of the sweet embossing tools that I like to use. Patchwork Cutters has a large variety and many different designs and you can even use some of them as cutters if you like. Make a Crib: This set comes… [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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Fondant imprint mat http://cakejournal.com/tools/fondant-imprint-mat/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/fondant-imprint-mat/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2009 22:22:22 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=2361 One of Wiltons lately new invensions that I really love, are their fantastic Fondant Imprint Mats. Flexible 20×20″ (50x50cm) mats that makes gorgeous imprints on your rolled fondant in four designs: Graceful Vines, Floral Fantasy, Happy Birthday and Star Power. They are so easy to use: 1. Roll out the fondant on a lightly cornstarch… [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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The Cupcake Courier http://cakejournal.com/tools/the-cupcake-courier/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/the-cupcake-courier/#comments Mon, 18 May 2009 22:57:57 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=2012 Do you know who is cupcakes best friend? It is the Cupcake Courier. A wonderful and stylish little helper that allows you to carry 36….. yes 36 cupcakes all in one go. It have three stack and removeable cupcake trays. It will keep your cupcakes safe and preventing the frosting and decoration from getting squashed… [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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Cupcake fondant moulds http://cakejournal.com/tools/cupcake-fondant-moulds/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/cupcake-fondant-moulds/#comments Wed, 13 May 2009 11:57:21 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=1969 I was lucky to meet Karen Davies last year at the Scandinavian Cake Show in Sweden where she was demonstrating her new silicone fondant moulds and on my regular browsing through my favourite sugarcraft supply sites, my eyes spotted the new and very sweet cupcake moulds from Karen Davies along with the text: “Many cake… [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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Crystal Colors review http://cakejournal.com/tools/crystal-colors-review/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/crystal-colors-review/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:43:02 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=1000 I have been so lucky to try out a new product on the market. Its called Crystal colors and they are fantastic to work with. Not only do they come in a range of beautiful colors that is perfect for painting and dusting your cakes and gumpaste flowers but you can also color your fondant, icing… [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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Basic cake decorating kit http://cakejournal.com/tools/basic-cake-decorating-kit/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/basic-cake-decorating-kit/#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2008 23:12:05 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=616 I remember back when I bought some of my first cake dekoration tools. What was good to start with? and what was not that important? It was so easy to spend too much money on equipment and I must admit that I still do have unpacked cutters in my tool box. So now I try… [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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Cookie cutter texture set http://cakejournal.com/tools/cookie-cutter-texture-set/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/cookie-cutter-texture-set/#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2008 11:11:40 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=559 My favourite online store to buy cookie cutters from is the Cakes Cookies & Crafts Shop. They have just to mention a few things, a lovely range of cookie cutters, edible decoration, cupcake cases, the best cookie sticks because they are slightly thinner than the ones from Wilton Topsy Turvy cake and of course 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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The great cupcake pan http://cakejournal.com/tools/the-great-cupcake-pan/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/the-great-cupcake-pan/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:19:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=328 I was just browsing through Williams-Sonoma online and spotted this really sweet and cute cupcake cake pan. It is similar to the one from Wilton only I love this “swirl part” much better. It is made exclusive for Williams-Sonoma by Nordic Ware.  I would so love to have this pan maybe they ship international?? Happy Caking… [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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Cookie templates http://cakejournal.com/tools/cookie-templates/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/cookie-templates/#comments Thu, 01 May 2008 12:26:02 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=212 If you like, you can download your own copy of the cookie templates, from me to you. They are easy to cut out with a small sharp knife on cold cookie dough. Note: It is a good idea to transfer the templates to cardboard paper or laminate them so that they last longer. You can… [read more...]

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Louise

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The Agbay Cake Leveler http://cakejournal.com/tools/the-agbay-cake-leveler/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/the-agbay-cake-leveler/#comments Sun, 16 Dec 2007 19:08:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=84 This is my new favourite tool and let me just say it is FANTASTIC!!!. I will never have any problems with leveling and torting my cakes ever again. I tried it this weekend and what a joy it was to use. This is the tool that all who bakes cakes should have. I can only… [read more...]

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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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New funky alphabet & number set from FMM http://cakejournal.com/tools/new-funky-alphabet-number-set-from-fmm/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/new-funky-alphabet-number-set-from-fmm/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2007 19:12:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=80 I bought this new tappit set at The Cake Show in Birmingham. They are made by FMM and makes funky letters and numbers. They are a bit larger than the other alphabet tappit sets (about 1,5″ high). Use them on your cake or just put a single letter or number on your cupcakes and cookies.… [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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Embossing sticks and textured rolling pins http://cakejournal.com/tools/embossing-sticks-and-textured-rolling-pins/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/embossing-sticks-and-textured-rolling-pins/#comments Mon, 03 Sep 2007 12:49:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=64 Embossing sticks and textured rolling pins are great tools to have. It gives you the opportunity to add amazing details to your fondant covered cakes and cookies. The embossing sticks are from Holly Products. The first photo shows set 2, and the second photo shows set 10. Lately I have used them on my cookies… [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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Sugarcraft gun http://cakejournal.com/tools/sugarcraft-gun/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/sugarcraft-gun/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2007 16:50:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=55 The sugarcraft gun is, in my oppinion, a “must have” for anyone decorating cakes. You can make robes, hair, fur, grass, ribbons, strings, bricks and logs very easy with this brilliant tool. You can use it for different kinds of paste. Fx. sugar paste/rolled fondant icing, gum paste/flower paste and marzipan. I like to knead… [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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Cupcake cake pan http://cakejournal.com/tools/cupcake-cake-pan/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/cupcake-cake-pan/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2007 07:32:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=51 I found this link on flickr to this new Wilton: Giant cupcake cake pan from Sur La Table. I think it looks so sweet with such a huge cupcake cake with jumbo sprinkles on top. I hope that the pan will be avalible in European stores too. Happy Caking Louise

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New PME lustre spray http://cakejournal.com/tools/new-pme-lustre-spray/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/new-pme-lustre-spray/#comments Sat, 07 Jul 2007 19:14:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=45 PME have made an edible lustre spray that you can use on cakes, cupcakes, icings, sugar flowers, fondant, chocolate and cookies. It comes in the colors: Pearl, Gold, Bronze, Red, Blue and Green. I have bought a pearl spray myself today and it looks fantastic. Happy Caking! Louise

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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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New mini heart cake pan set http://cakejournal.com/tools/new-mini-heart-cake-pan-set/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/new-mini-heart-cake-pan-set/#comments Thu, 17 May 2007 08:50:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=22 The Silverwood bakeware line have made a new multi mini 2″ heart cake pan. Perfekt for making individual cakes for weddings, engagement and other celebrations. You can now bake 16 mini hearts in one go. I have a few different Silverwood cake pans myself and I am very pleased with them. You can find more… [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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My favorite sugar flower cutters and veiners http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favorite-sugar-flower-cutters-and-veiners/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/my-favorite-sugar-flower-cutters-and-veiners/#comments Mon, 07 May 2007 21:25:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=17 This is one of my favourite tools. It is a simple and easy silicone flower veiner and used together with small 5-petal flower cutters it makes beautiful little sugar flowers. The flower cutters I use most with it is: 5-petal (Orchard Products) and Petunia flowers(Tinkertech Two). When I make the sugar flowers I use sugar… [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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Corn starch duster http://cakejournal.com/tools/corn-starch-duster/ http://cakejournal.com/tools/corn-starch-duster/#comments Mon, 07 May 2007 20:41:00 +0000 http://www.cakejournal.com/?p=16 I have made this little duster filled with corn starch. I use it when I am rolling out my sugar paste, making sugar flowers ect. That way the sugar paste wont stick to the board or rolling pin. You just tap it lightly on the surface before starting rolling. It is very easy to make,… [read more...]

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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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