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How to Make Simple Fondant Roses

These are some REALLY simple fondant roses for you to add to your cakes that will make you look like you have been cake decorating forever! They are often referred to as ‘ribbon roses’ although I like to call them ‘modern roses’ as they are a bit more funky and fun than a traditional, old-school rose. They are also a lot less work!! I made these for a 2-tier birthday cake for a paying customer. How to make fondant roses… Step 1: Take a small amount of fondant in the color of your choice. You can add some CMC powdercontinue reading…

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How To Cover A Cake With Fondant

Covering a cake in fondant is a skill that takes time to master. While they look so effective and have become ‘everyday’ for many events, getting the fondant thin and smooth without tears or bubbles is a real challenge! I once had a friend ask me to give her a quick lesson in a text message. I rolled my eyes and told her to get onto YouTube! It’s a lengthy procedure and takes real practise. You don’t just stick the fondant straight onto a cake that’s come straight out of the over… there are MANY more steps than that. Generallycontinue reading…

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Baby Elephant Cake

I made this Baby Elephant cake at a course at a professional cake shop. I was attracted to the course because the cake looks so amazingly professional AND I was pregnant with my second baby at the time! Sometimes cakes are often deceiving. They might look so fantastically complicated but actually only be the simplest on design. This was one cake that did teach me a few new techniques and equip me with a new confidence. But it was actually just a few simple steps broken down. Here is my impressive looking cake! Steps In the course, we firstly colouredcontinue reading…

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Cake Decorating

Laurie’s Monkey Cake

My friend Laurie asked me to make her a cake for her birthday with her favourite childhood toy on top. This is ‘Monkey’. I had a small photo to copy¬†that she texted me on my phone. Back then I had only a little experience making fondant 3D figurines. My biggest challenge on this cake was getting the arms attached to the body… My biggest mistake was letting the pieces dry without giving them some way of attaching them onto the body later. If you have little experience with figurines: note that dry fondant will not stick to dry fondant! Notcontinue reading…

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