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Buttercream Stripes

Buttercream Stripes

Buttercream has to be one of the most versatile decorating mediums around. You can spread it, and pipe it, model it, paint it, and of course, make stripes! One of my favourite techniques is Buttercream Stripes. There are so many different design options, and of 

Frosting a cake with Basic Buttercream

Frosting a cake with Basic Buttercream

Getting a smooth, perfect finish on your Buttercream cake is easier than you think. It all comes down to using the right tools, and using them the right way. There are a host of tools available to help you frost your cake quickly, so why 

Summer Lovin’: How to Cake when its hot, hot, HOT!

Summer Lovin’: How to Cake when its hot, hot, HOT!

Summer is the best time of year! The days are longer, the weather is perfect for kickin’ back on the porch with some friends, sharing some food, and dare I say cake! But Summer can be brutal on Sugar Art, especially Buttercream! So how can 

Tutorial: Mermaid Sunset Cake

Tutorial: Mermaid Sunset Cake

Nothing says Summer like the beach, and what beach would be complete without a Mermaid! Join me for a look at some simple, yet stunning techniques to create your very own Buttercream paradise! Beyond the Sea Its not a beach cake without some waves right?! 

Hand Painting on Buttercream

Hand Painting on Buttercream

Hand painted lettering is so in right now, and its so much easier than you might imagine! I certainly find it easier than hand piping writing (major props to White Flower Cake Shoppe ??), and its easily adaptable to any ‘font’ you want to use. 

Texturing Buttercream

Texturing Buttercream

If you are looking for realism and depth, you gotta add some texture. Its not as hard as it sounds, and it doesn’t even require expensive tools! Have a look around your kitchen or cake room, you probably have most of these already! Silicone Basting 

Simple Succulents

Simple Succulents

Succulents are awesome. They are hard to kill (a plus for those of us with NO skill with actual plants!), they come in a variety of amazing colours, shapes, and textures, and they suit pretty much any event you could want flowers for! Bonus! The 

Petal Tips 101

Petal Tips 101

What’s a petal tip?  How do I use it?  Which one do I need?  Should I buy all of them? AHHH!!! Deep breath. 100 Series Petal Tips If you have watched a tutorial on making Buttercream Roses, you have probably seen a 100 series petal 

Defying Gravity: Attaching Flowers to the SIDE of a Cake

Defying Gravity: Attaching Flowers to the SIDE of a Cake

Hands down, the question I get asked more than any other, is “How do you get your flowers to stick to the SIDE of the cake?!” Is it sorcery? Ah, no. Toothpicks? Nope. Glue? Eww, no. Its much, much simpler. Drop the Base One of 

Edible Flowers: The Good, the Bad, and the Possibly Toxic

Edible Flowers: The Good, the Bad, and the Possibly Toxic

Flowers are pretty. They say “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, and “Happy Birthday”, with delicate petals, sweet perfume, and brilliant colours. And as Caker’s know, they look GREAT on cakes. Flowers can also be edible, from vaguely digestible to medicinal, but just what is safe 

Unicorn Sugar Shoe

Unicorn Sugar Shoe

Unicorn all the things!! But seriously, how GOOD are Unicorn cakes?! Well I’ve gone one better, and made a Unicorn Sugar Shoe! The best bit? It’s easy to make, and with no cutters, templates, or molds! Break the Mold Or more accurately, break yourself of 

Buttercream Essentials: What you NEED to get started

Buttercream Essentials: What you NEED to get started

Liking the look of this Buttercream thing? Wanna have a try? Awesome! Your first visit to a Cake Supply Store can be overwhelming. Everything is shiny, and looks really useful. So just what do you NEED to get started? I’m breaking down my personal list of