Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Flower cookie pops

I don't have any tattoos myself but I must say that I love tattoo art, I am particularly drawn to the vintage ones. I had been mulling around the idea of doing a tattoo cookie design for a while and today I am finally sharing it with you, the inspiration is a vintage rose tattoo.

Here is the video that explains how to make this design.

I couldn't find a place selling the exact cutter I used for this project but I found a similar shape, here is the link if you wish to purchase it: http://stores.ecrandal.com/-strse-804/rose-of-sharon-cookie/Detail.bok

Here is the template for the flowers center royal icing transfers:

Here is my sketch of the complete design:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Giving Thanks

I am a little embarrassed to be posting this since Thanksgiving has already past here in Canada, I was too busy enjoying myself and didn't manage to finish in time. Here I am with my family no piping bag in sight lol, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving in the orchards.

Thankfully my American friends still have time to give this project a try.

Today's project is a cookie place card which can be decorated by your guests, along with a giveaway!!

Here is a photo of the completed cookie, I used a maple leaf cutter.

Here is a link to a cutter which is very close to the one I used.
here is the easle: http://www.coppergifts.com/cookie-cutters/pc/Easels-for-Cookies-5-inch-32p2203.htm

I scanned a copy of my drawing for you to get a general idea of the lines.

I also made you a short video showing you how to decorate this fun cookie place card project.

Markers used in this project are Foodoolers:  http://www.foodoodler.com/10packfineline.aspx

Here is a short product comparison/demonstration video: http://youtu.be/h_9rQ7BTtDA

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Doll Birthday Cake

Every little girl should at get a doll cake at least once in their lives, I will share with you the easiest way to create this cake for the special girl in your life. I created a detailed video explaining how to plan for the seamless decorating experience.

If you are a beginner I suggest that you break up the process over a few days to not get overwhelmed.

Please note that I watched MANY videos in preparation for mine and the most common hick up I've seen is the skirt portion of the cake is too short for the doll. In my video I explain the process from beginning to end so you can avoid this.

Day 1 decorate the doll and make your accent flowers
Day 2 bake the cake then wrap and refrigerate (be sure to measure the cake to ensure it is the correct height if not you'll have time to bake more)
Day 3 fill the cake and apply a crumb coat to the cake, if working more than a few days in advance it might be preferred to freeze the cake at this point.
Day 4 on the day before your party you can assemble the whole cake

Now that you have the general idea here are some tools you might want to purchase.

** In the video I used 1 box of chocolate cake mix, it was enough to make a 6" cake pan and a 6" ball cake pan

Chewy candy such as Starburst or Jolly Ranchers