This cake is quite easy to make, but it is important to make the flowers ahead of time. The flowers are molded with white gum paste, using my Flower fun candy mold. To use the mold with gum paste, lightly spray the mold with a grease cooking spray, like Pam. Wipe the excess off the mold with a paper towel. Press gum paste into the cavities. Use excess gum paste to pull the flower from the mold. Allow the molded flowers to set overnight, or several days. When set, color with a black food color marker. When ready to decorate the cake, roll black fondant, texture with diamond scroll from my Floral texture mat set, then cut panels to fit on the sides of the top and bottom tier. Small white dots were piped using royal icing. A black royal icing border covers the seams of the black panels. The middle tier was covered with white rolled fondant. Piping gel was applied to the back of Damask edible image strips and placed around the side. Once the tiers are decorated, piping gel attach the flowers.
This collection of treats is from my book “Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating”. I am so excited! I just heard that I may be receiving a copy any day! It is officially out February 1. (Preorder on Amazon.com or Country Kitchen SweetArt) This cake is covered with chocolate panels using light blue chocolate and snowflake chocolate transfer sheets. The decorations are created with gum paste and PME’s gum paste Santa cutter. The snowflake cookies were made with my snowflake cookie cutter texture set using light blue fondant and piped royal icing designs. The Oreo cookies were dipped in light blue chocolate and decorated with piped run sugar accents.
I have several designs of Cupcake and Cookie Texture Sheet Sets coming out early next year. The sets will include mats with designs for cupcakes and round cookies. Each set will include three different designs. These sheets will make decorating easy! The sample below is from my Whimsy Floral set. Other sets will be Classic Floral, Geometric, Scrolls, and two Christmas sets.
Fun cupcakes for a summer picnic! White rolled fondant was textured with the plaid mat from my fabric texture set. After the fondant was textured, a round cutter was used to fit on top of the cupcake. After the fondant set (several hours) the squares were colored with red food color markers. The ants, watermelon, hamburgers and hot dogs were hand modeled with fondant.
New this summer, are texture sheet sets. These sheets are ideal to use for accenting cakes, decorating cookies, or adding texture to cupcake tops. The sets include 6 different texture mats with easy-to-follow instructions and samples of projects decorated using the sets. They can be used with buttercream, fondant, gingerbread, and chocolate, making them incredibly versatile. Each sheet size is 7″ x 10″. Sheets are made of lightweight, clear plastic.
Visit www.autumncarpenter.com for more ideas using these sets: