A Creative Collection
Contributed by: Vendetta Swain (Somerset, NJ)
I've been decorating cakes for a
few years, but only in the last 2 years have I
REALLY gotten into it seriously. Often, you and your
staff, have helped me work through an idea that I
was struggling with. I'm convinced that you guys
have the answers to all my questions and dilemmas
Here are a few of my recent favorites. The most
recent is the "Masked Sweet 16" celebration cake.
The masks really weren't that difficult once I
figured one out. I started with gumpaste, but
switched to fondant.
I used royal icing to decorate.
When dry, I painted with Old Gold and Aztec Gold
dust. I couldn't get enough shine. I airbrushed with
glittery gold - not enough shine. Put gold dust on
top of the airbrushed gold. Still not enough shine.
I went back to the store and (as always) you guys
helped. You had the new Disco Dust! I accented the
royal icing using Citrine (made by Sunflower Sugar
Art) mixed with Old Gold (use lemon extract to make
paste). It really turned out very well. (The photo
doesn't show how well they sparkle.) Thanks for all
Seashells, Ladybugs &
Contributed by: Karen Finney (Avenel, NJ)
Hello again, Its me, Karen, from Avenel, NJ. I just
wanted to pass along a few pictures of my recent
cakes. I hope you and your readers like them. First
is a seashell cake that I just made for my niece and
her fiancÚ. Her wedding theme is the sea shore theme
so I covered the cakes with blue fondant and made
waves out of white fondant. It was covered with
chocolate sea shell and white chocolate coral reef.
The cake itself was Bailey's Irish Creme cake with
Canoli filling. I also made a ladybug for my niece's
first birthday and a High School Musical cake for my
sisters girl friends daughter and a bowling alley. I
hope you like them. Let me know what you think, (email@example.com)
Karen is a frequent contributor. See her other
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