Viva La Buttercream

✨ For all of life's Magic ✨

    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...

    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...

    Simple Succulents

    Succulents are awesome. They are hard to kill (a plus for those of us with NO skill with actual plants!), they come in a variety of amazing colours, shapes, and textures, and they suit pretty much any event you could want flowers for! Bonus! The good news is too, when it comes to BUTTERCREAM Succulents, they could just be the EASIEST things to pipe! Colour is EVERYTHING The trick to nailing succulents is getting the colours right. By that I...

    Unicorn Sugar Shoe

    Unicorn all the things!! But seriously, how GOOD are Unicorn cakes?! Well I've gone one better, and made a Unicorn Sugar Shoe! The best bit? It's easy to make, and with no cutters, templates, or molds! Break the Mold Or more accurately, break yourself of the notion that you NEED a kit, mold, tool, stencil, whatever, to create something. Imagination is the best tool you can own, and it only works if you use it! This shoe was made using an exacto...