If you have ever done one of my introduction to royal icing classes then you may well have done this songbird as your first use of royal icing run-out, I’ve found these little fellows very handy for everything from cake toppers, to airbrushing projects for accent pieces to be added to decorated cookies. Feathered Friends… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: December 2015
Sometimes you just don’t want to spend the time making numerous medium sized flowers to bulk out an arrangement around a feature flower, these little filler flowers are the perfect thing for filling space in a gum paste arrangement. Filler Flowers
My friend Biscuit and I would like to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas and a healthy, wealthy and wise New Year. Thank you for the love and support throughout 2015
Without getting too mushy, I sometimes take a photograph and then put the camera away and look at my subject…nature just takes my breath away. This image just makes me smile.
As a commercial cake decorator it’s important to work quickly yet produce a high end product, over the years I’ve done a couple of classes to learn various roses and then taken elements from each class and developed a rose of my own which I can do quickly. My roses are not botanically correct, they… Read more »
I’ve just received my copy of Wedding Cakes Magazine, some lovely cakes between the covers by some very talented decorators, plus a couple of tutorials. My favourite cake is on page 95 by Poppy Pickering, check it out, the colour scheme is fabulous and the flowers are beautiful.
Ingredients 4oz (115g) Plain flour 4oz (115g) Self-raising flour 1 level teaspoon Baking powder 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg 2 1/2oz (75g) Salted butter (at room temperature) 1 1/2oz (45g) Caster sugar 1 Large egg (you will require two eggs if you wish to egg wash your scones) 2 1/2floz (75ml) Cold milk 1/2 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey… Read more »
Piped filigree butterflies are always a popular delicate touch and royal icing is one of the perfect mediums for creating them, but remember the finer the line the more susceptible they are to moisture. Butterfly Wing piped v2
This is the butterfly runout template used in my one day class based on a design for an 8″ round cake, its free and once you have downloaded it I advise scaling it to the size required. Have fun Ceri Butterfly Wing Outline v1
Ribbons and bows will always be part of the cake decorating world, whether they be from edible lace, edible fabric, real fabric or paste they are always a stunning finishing touch to your cakey creation. In this step by step Ceri shares one of the many methods used to create these realistic bows. Fabric Effect… Read more »