Viva La Buttercream

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    Buttercream Pumpkins – 3 ways!

    Fall is fast approaching, and nothing says Fall like Pumpkins. Well strictly speaking 9 foot piles of leaves and about 3 hours of daytime says Fall, but I digress. If you’ve got a Fall bake that needs a little somethin’, nothing beats Buttercream, and Buttercream shaped like pumpkins is twice as good! 2D Pumpkins Perfect for Sheet Cakes, tops of cakes, and even flat cupcakes, 2D pumpkins are quick and easy. Stick to warm neutral tones with...

    Buttercream Stripes

    Buttercream has to be one of the most versatile decorating mediums around. You can spread it, and pipe it, model it, paint it, and of course, make stripes! One of my favourite techniques is Buttercream Stripes. There are so many different design options, and of course, you don't even have to make stripes, you can use this technique to create any stencilled effect in any shape you can think of! And the good news? Is easier than you think! The...

    Frosting a cake with Basic Buttercream

    Getting a smooth, perfect finish on your Buttercream cake is easier than you think. It all comes down to using the right tools, and using them the right way. There are a host of tools available to help you frost your cake quickly, so why do I champion doing it the hard way? Because its a CRITICAL skill of cake decorating. Once you know how to do something, and do it well, not only can you take every shortcut you like, but you'll find you won't...

    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...

    Tutorial: Mermaid Sunset Cake

    Nothing says Summer like the beach, and what beach would be complete without a Mermaid! Join me for a look at some simple, yet stunning techniques to create your very own Buttercream paradise! Beyond the Sea Its not a beach cake without some waves right?! Using only an offset spatula, you can create the effect of water, complete with movement. What could be a flat colour, is transformed into a visual feast, not to mention its ridiculously quick...

    Hand Painting on Buttercream

    Hand painted lettering is so in right now, and its so much easier than you might imagine! I certainly find it easier than hand piping writing (major props to White Flower Cake Shoppe ??), and its easily adaptable to any 'font' you want to use. Now if you are familiar with fondant, you might be expecting to transfer the lettering using graphite. Sorry, your gonna have to work a little harder than that! Getting Started When it comes to painting...