#Reels is a new feature on Instagram that we’ve been totally enjoying since it’s launch. It’s a great way for us to share BTS videos, peeks at the latest cakes… AND 15 second tutorials! It’s pretty quick for us to film, edit and share too. We shoot everything via iPhone, photograph the end result, do a few edits and plan a good time to post. To celebrate the fact that autumn is right around the corner (yay) we’ve created 3 quick & easy pumpkin cake decorating tutorials via Reels. Head over to our Instagram to view! Just a quick note: so far you can’t view Reels via desktop or web browser so check it out via your phone or iPad.
Pumpkin cake decorating tutorials via Instagram
One of our autumn tutorials is a quick look at how to ‘paint’ modern pumpkins using royal icing. This is in the style and texture of oil paintings. We’ve done this straight onto pretty gold splatter macarons, but it’s a great technique to use on fondant or set royal icing. You can even use a stiff buttercream instead and paint onto ganached cakes.
Next, is a tutorial on how to pipe the top of a cupcake to look like a cute pumpkin. Just a good plain round tip, some silky buttercream and a few smooth swipes as you pipe can create the familiar ridged look of everyone’s favourite seasonal gourd.
Finally, how to pipe mini pumpkins with buttercream! You can create some fun pumpkin patches with this method. Use different piping tips to make different textures. Try using buttercream in different colours for a vibrant field full of pumpkins.
We’ll have more to come with Halloween and the winter season fast approaching too so keep checking back! Hope you enjoy them.