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Bride & Groom
Contributed by: Yen-Yu Lien (Austin,
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I’m a beginner who just finished
Wilton Method Cake Decoration Class III in my local store,
Michaels. At the beginning, I went to learn cake
decoration because I want to make a one-year-old birthday
cake for my little boy, Raymond, who is 7 months old now.
However, my instructor, Pat Fry, who teaches with her
patient and care, bring me
to this beautiful and fun world. Here what I’m going
to sharing to you is the part of the two tier wedding cake
in my class III project – a fondant wedding couple.
I used pure white fondant and color some fondant with
peach, black, violet with burgundy, pink, brown and green.
I use pure white fondant to make a body (1 1/8” ball into
a corn shape), dress and veil of the bride. The
bride dress is cut by tar cutter (large and medium size)
and imprint and embellish with the smallest stylus.
The bride shoulder ruffles, collar, and veil are used the
same way as the dress to decorate. When finish whole
works, and then assemble them together with my thumbs and
smooth it. If the fondant turns a little bit dry, I
will use clear
vanilla extract to stick them together. After
connect whole bride, and then next step is to make 12
tinny rose with your first two figures. To get a
very little amount of white fondant, shape into rectangle,
and then roll it with your thumb. And then attach
them into the bride’s the crown of the veil, collar, and
her hand. For the groom, I roll two 5/8” black balls
and flatten to oval shape for his shoes. Next, I
roll two 5/16” black balls to be his pants, and ten use
clear vanilla extract to connect them. Then shape a
7/8” ball into a cone and use small scissors to cut the
bottom of the cone to make a tuxedo. Flatten the
white fondant to make the shirt and use pin to draw the
ruffle line. Also, flatten black fondant for making two
lapels and violet fondant for making the cummerbund.
After that, attach the tuxedo to the pants, attach all
accents to the tuxedo, and then two hands. Roll a
3/4” peach ball to make a head and then connect to the
body. The final step is to get a little violet
fondant to make groom’s bow tie. Let it dry for at
least half day! Hope you enjoy it…YEN-YU
Combo: Cake and Chocolate!
Contributed by: Jennifer Dontz
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Thought I would share some of my cake creations using your
WONDERFUL molds. I just love using
chocolates on my cakes. The ideas are limitless and the
customers are thrilled! Most cannot believe those are
chocolate pieces on my cakes. I started out by using a few
molds, now I have large storage boxes to keep them in.
Most of the molded pieces I brush with super pearl luster
dust to give them a mother of pearl look.
The cake (top left) has
chocolate skis and boots with sugar dough snowflakes. The
birthday cake, see top right, includes a delicious
The star and base (see lower right) are chocolate
with tiny sugar flowers added. These were little place
card favors done for a celebration. Thanks for letting me
share! Jennifer Dontz
→ aka: mold-a-holic :-)
Collie in a
Bed of Roses
Contributed by: Linda Whitley
have made and decorated a number of chocolate and sugar
paste dogs, but I wanted to make this one special because
I was making it for a special person as a gift. I made
this collie out of sugarpaste using a large collie mold
(Dog 15) since I knew that the person for
whom it was being made wanted to display it rather than
eat it, but it can be done more easily with chocolate. I
decorated the collie by painting royal icing on it with a
variety of small paint brushes. When painting the collie's
coat, I painted the underneath colors and let each layer
dry before painting the next layer over it. I did a little
additional enhancement of some colors using paste food
coloring diluted with white rum. I made royal icing roses
(tip 101s) and leaves (tip 349) to cover the base of the
mold. I made a "fence" out of sugarpaste to use as a
border covering the lower half of it with "grass".
The Winning Number
Lynette Orban (Michigan)
Hi, I want
to let you know about an idea I came across while trying
to think of something to make my brother for his birthday.
I used the "Slot Machine" pour box mold, and the "Small
Coin" mold. I made the molded candy as usual, then glued
the top of the box to the bottom using dabs of chocolate,
which made a 3D Slot Machine with a cavity in the middle.
I then wrapped the coins in silver foil and filled the
machine. He likes it so much, he's saving it to show
friends and family rather than eating it! Thank you for
letting me share my idea. LYNETTE ORBAN
Submitted by: Karen (New Jersey)
favorite cake that I have made so far was for my cousins
baby shower, we wanted something different and unique that
you just don't see everywhere, so I started with a regular
half sheet cake and built crib rails with round poles and
topped them with round poles cut in half and held on with
Marzipan. I then decorated a stand up bear cake, and out
of Marzipan I made a baby blanket for him to hold. I
placed candles shaped like various baby items in the
"crib" to look like baby toys. The cake was a huge hit and
so much fun to make. Thank you for letting me share my
cake with you.
Submitted by: Tina (Rhode Island)
I made these flowers for a garden
anniversary party. I used floral tape on the sticks, and
put some foam in small terra-cotta pots with a little
Spanish moss. They were easy to make, and a lot of fun.
Everyone enjoyed them. TINA
Submitted by: Kathi (Lincoln, NH)
Friends of mine own a restaurant downtown and on special
occasions they ask me to make a chocolate dessert for
them. Two years ago for Mother's day they asked me
if I would make a special dessert. Being a mother
myself and thinking of a very special dessert, I came up
with the perfect idea. Chocolate-covered
strawberries, diamond-shaped chocolate/raspberry cakes
with chocolate ganache`. The day before mother's
day I prepared the cakes. Mother's day morning I
dipped the strawberries. They looked beautiful.
Then I thought, how am I going to make them one step
better? I decided to make chocolate tulip cups to put
them in. How beautiful they would look. So I
blew up little water balloons. To make the tulips,
the balloon is dipped into the chocolate in four
directions and left to set up. After the chocolate
is set, pop the balloon and you have the tulip. I
have done this several times and they look wonderful and
very special. I had to have the dessert there by
10:30a.m. I started the tulips at around 8:30a.m.
I dipped three balloons and set them on a cookie sheet.
When I dipped the fourth balloon, the first balloon
exploded, then the second, third and fourth!!! The
chocolate was all over me, the walls, the table, chair,
rug and ceiling!!!! I looked like I was dipped in
chocolate!! Oh, I was in shock! Of course, the chocolate
did not cool enough.
did not even have time to clean the mess up because I
was on a deadline. Just as I decided to continue, my son
came in and took one look at me and started laughing
hysterically. "Oh, I wish I had a camera for
this". "Mom", he said, "what happened to you, you look
like you tried to commit suicide with chocolate, look at
your wrists, look at your clothes, and do you know that
you have chocolate in your hair and on your eyelashes?"
Still laughing, he just could not get over it. By now I
thought the chocolate was cool enough for the balloons,
so I dipped another one, only to have it explode also.
Well, my son just did not believe what he was seeing!!!
I had to laugh also, what else could I do? The
next one was OK and so we finished them, assembled them
with the strawberries and cakes. The presentation
was just marvelous!! I had to deliver them with no time
to wash or change!!
arrived at the restaurant in time, but all covered in
chocolate, everyone all had a good laugh!!! They
told me I had the most dedication to my craft than
anyone they knew!!! They loved the dessert and that is
all that mattered!! When I went home to wash and change,
my son told me that he would like me to re-enact the
whole situation so he could have it on video. He
wanted to send it in to the Funniest Video show!!!
I told him it would never be as funny as the original,
but good try!! (I think he just wanted to see me
get the chocolate all over me again!!)