31 March 2012

Blue easter


Using easter patchwork-cutters for ribbons this time. Much easier to use them for embossing, than using them as cutters, they are very detailled.


I like how this looks. It just had me thinking, Should i paint the details or not? It would have been nice with some spring colours on this but  i don´t think it was meant to be. (Or i´m too lazy ;)


Styrofoam egg on top with sugargun-string wound around.


24 March 2012

Easter-Bunnies





Cute easter-bunnies - inspired by the Oh deer-cake.
I forgot the whiskers, grrr...

20 March 2012

Easter Sheep in butter-flower field


So this is the renewed dummy from way back.
It now has a smooth white surface, and all the dust - and there was a lot - is gone.


Marbled eggs and spring flowers


The sheep in his little peacefull corner of the butter-flower field.

Tutorial - sheep

17 March 2012

How to handle a dummy...

I make quite a lot of dummies - some of you might have noticed... And since i´m living in a small country that haven´t quite figured out yet, that dummies should be available in shops on every street-corner (at a reasonable price!), i have to re-use the ones i have very often. I have a few tricks that might help making them last a bit longer, if you´re in the same situation.

This one is to be renewed for the third time:


For every (rather thick) layer of fondant, the dummy becomes heavier and heavier. If i knock it off everytime, the dummy will be more and more damaged, so i like to reuse the old fondant layer even though it has been bleached by the sun, or is very dusty. With a bit of luck i can scrape the dull surface of with a very sharp knife. If the old fondant layer has got left over colours from decorations that have been glued on, it might not be possible to get it all off. So that´s where you put flowers or other decorations when you re-decorate ;)


When the dull surface is scraped off, you´re left with a lot of sugar-dust, and some knife-sharp edges here and there. This can be smoothened with a damp scouring sponge. Not too wet mind, as water dissolves sugar. By giving the fondant a good scrub, most of the sharp edges will get smoothed away.
If you by accident knock off a big chunk of fondant, don´t worry - just fill the gap with soft fondant and try to disguise with flowers or other decorations. This open gap will be repaired and hidden with the new border, wich i will make sure to make wide enough to cover any cracks.



I found out that a meat-hammer (bought for only these purposes) is very useful to knock of hardened fondant! Both on boards and on dummies. Just have to be a bit carefull.


In other cases, if i choose to cover the dummy with a new layer of fondant, i mark with water, (never with edibles!) And only as showed here. If i spladder water all over the dummy, the fondant will be nearly impossible to remove next time without spoiling the precious little thing completely.

These were my tips on handling dummies, if you have other great tips, please share, i´d love to hear :)

10 March 2012

Pearls

 kageriet.net


I really, really love working with my new pearl silicone mold :)

02 March 2012

JEM Butterflies at Sofisticake




Evening-open at Sofisticake went really well, people were actually queuing outside the store before we opened!
It´s always nice to meet people who share the same passion as yourself, and also to say hello to a couple of Cakeryblog's regular readers, thanks for stopping by :)



I did a demo with JEM´s butterfly-cutters and the aid of the fantastic roller pad. Really great to work with, it only takes 5-10 minutes to make a perfect butterfly in 2 tones, and it is not difficult at all with a few tricks and tips. I hope JEM will make more of this kind of cutters.
 


These are all 2-toned, but i also made some in white, leaving out the little parts, creating a beautiful lace-effect. I´m sure the butterflies will also look great with a touch of edable gold paint, or with other dusting-colors - Like rainbow-colours and sparkles? :)