We’re huge fans of keeping up to date when it comes to the latest cake trends. We spotted this super cool idea a little while ago and couldn’t wait to give it try! When the fabulous folks over at Craftsy suggested it for a tutorial we jumped at the chance! How amazing are these edible brushstrokes made completely out of chocolate? They look hard to create and incredibly delicate, but they are in fact so easy to make! To find out how to re-create this look head on over to our brushstroke cake tutorial on the Craftsy blog!
Layered on top of each other these pretty chocolate brushstrokes resemble feathers! How amazing would these look in various shades of pink on a flamingo themed party cake? Wouldn’t chocolate brushstrokes also look cute on buttercream swirled cupcakes too? Arrange a few in varying sizes on top, add some super fun sprinkles and then gild the brushstroke pieces with edible gold leaf.
The cool thing about making these chocolate brushstrokes is that you can use different coloured candy melts for themed cakes instead of chocolate. Sometimes the idea of tempering chocolate is a little scary so candy melts are a pretty stress-free alternative.
For an incredibly dramatic cake how about covering three tiers with elegant chocolate or candy melt brushstroke pieces? They’d look pretty striking cascading all the way down one side of the cake! We also think a few painted with edible gold would add to the wow factor! For something modern in feel why not opt for black candy melt brushstrokes with white buttercream and a glam gold splatter?
Yay! We are so SO excited about this cute little cake and the fact that we can finally announce something super cool we’ve been working on with our friends over at Craftsy. Say hello to our utterly adorable teddy bear cake tutorial! We create tutorials regularly, but these are WAY more in depth and it comes with the main tools you need to get started (including the cake pan, a bucket if Satin Ice fondant, food colouring and more). We cover every single step from start to finish including tips, helpful hints and even inside secrets too! To get a hold of our Easy Teddy Bear Cake Tutorial just head on over to Craftsy and follow this link!
Adorable teddy bear cake tutorial!
This is such a fabulous project for beginners. When we began designing the tutorials (yes, there’s more to come) we made sure to include ideas for the novices, intermediate skilled and even more advanced. It was so much fun to work on and some of the cutest ideas can immerse from something so simple. Domed or hemisphere cakes are probably one of the easiest cake shapes to fondant / sugar paste ice so this is a great beginner kit. Plus, adding a few cute facial features onto anything can be a great way to introduce anyone to cake decorating.
If your skill level is more intermediate or even advanced this is still going to be one fun cake to make. It’s great for a quick party centre piece and you can personalise / customise it pretty easily. We loved the thought of turning this little teddy bear cake into a ‘bon voyage’ themed design with a teeny tiny fondant beret, navy and white striped board and a mini Eiffel Tower!
Remember to follow this link over to Craftsy and get a hold of the tutorial today! Also, make sure you keep a look out for more… we’ll be announcing another insanely fun cake tutorial soon!
If glam and gorgeous is your thing then maybe this striking little cupcake will do it for you? We created this little beauty as part of an easy to follow magnolia cupcake tutorial for the wonderful Craftsy.com blog recently. It looks super fancy and probably a little scary, but we’ve simplified all elements of this cupcake design down to one less-than-scary-yet-challenging-in-a-good-way guide! You can head on over to Craftsy to read our tutorial here.
Golden magnolia cupcake tutorial!
A lot of people automatically use giant roses when it comes to cake and cupcake decorating, but there are so many amazing flowers out there that you can re-create in sugar form. Magnolias are definitely one of our firm favourites to create. They’re so elegant, unusual and quite glamorous too… we think so anyway. They’re also fairly large blooms which work wonderfully on cake designs. This time, however, we thought a single large (yet scaled down for obvious reasons) magnolia flower perched onto a cupcake would look incredible.
For a touch of extra luxury we hand painted the magnolia centre with 24k gold as well as added some stylised fondant leaves tucked underneath. Design-wise we thought it would be best to stop and keep the whole cupcake simple. Just a 2 colour palette, a single well made sugar flower, a plain white fondant surface on top of the cupcake and a little moulding work. Less is more as they say.