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    Summer Lovin’: How to Cake when its hot, hot, HOT!

    Summer is the best time of year! The days are longer, the weather is perfect for kickin’ back on the porch with some friends, sharing some food, and dare I say cake! But Summer can be brutal on Sugar Art, especially Buttercream! So how can you get your Buttercream babies through the hot summer nights? With a few basics, and a back up plan! A chilled cake means a chilled decorator! You’ve probably heard me say this before, but the greatest...

    Petal Tips 101

    What's a petal tip?  How do I use it?  Which one do I need?  Should I buy all of them? AHHH!!! Deep breath. 100 Series Petal Tips If you have watched a tutorial on making Buttercream Roses, you have probably seen a 100 series petal tip.  This series includes 101, 102, 103, 104, 124, 125 and the huge 127D. All of these tips have a wedge shape tip, with one end wider than the other.  They are used in a variety of ways,...

    Defying Gravity: Attaching Flowers to the SIDE of a Cake

    Hands down, the question I get asked more than any other, is "How do you get your flowers to stick to the SIDE of the cake?!" Is it sorcery? Ah, no. Toothpicks? Nope. Glue? Eww, no. Its much, much simpler. Drop the Base One of the critical elements of attaching flowers, is keeping the weight down. Large, heavy flowers just will NOT stay stuck! That being said though, you can still use oversize flowers, but they work best on the ledge between...

    Edible Flowers: The Good, the Bad, and the Possibly Toxic

    Flowers are pretty. They say "I love you", "I'm sorry", and "Happy Birthday", with delicate petals, sweet perfume, and brilliant colours. And as Caker's know, they look GREAT on cakes. Flowers can also be edible, from vaguely digestible to medicinal, but just what is safe to use? How do I prepare flowers for use on cakes? How do I know I'm buying food safe flowers? All good questions! What is Edible? Across all food ingredients, the tern...

    Buttercream Essentials: What you NEED to get started

    Liking the look of this Buttercream thing? Wanna have a try? Awesome! Your first visit to a Cake Supply Store can be overwhelming. Everything is shiny, and looks really useful. So just what do you NEED to get started? I'm breaking down my personal list of 'must haves', complete with prices, to get you started on your Buttercream journey, and to hopefully save you some money! Piping Tips There are SO many Piping Tips available, you could be...

    The Top 5 Most Asked Buttercream Questions!

    One of the best parts of this gig, is helping all of you find your way in Buttercream. I get lots of questions, and I love answering them. I get some questions more than most, so I thought I would the top 5 in a post, complete with links to more info, to get you started! 1) "What Buttercream do you use?" I only use Basic Buttercream. Its easy, inexpensive, and versatile, and I like eating it, which is probably the most important part! Basic...