Tag Archive | fondant

Skeletons and Pumpkins- Bright Treats for a Halloween Party

The following Halloween projects are perfect for simple treats that kids can help make. Bright colors were chosen, but you can give the treats a spookier look by using black and white instead. This was one of a project that was cut from my book, Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids. My son, Simon and my mom decorating a skeleton face cake, skeleton face and pumpkin cookies, skeleton bone caramel pretzels, and pumpkin donuts.

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Donut holes were sprayed with orange food color spray. Green rolled fondant was shaped for the stem.

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Ready-to-go caramel was shaped and gently pressed on the ends of pretzel rods. After the caramel was shaped, the bones were dipped in bright colors of chocolate candy coating.

LSKAC-02-208 White rolled fondant was colored with electric green food color. Black rolled fondant eyes were cut using round cutters. The mouth was piped using black royal icing and tip #3.

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Skeleton face and pumpkin cookies were covered with rolled fondant . The eyes were made using mini round cutters and round plunger cutters. The mouth and nose were piped using tip #1.5.

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Black and White Whimsical Floral Wedding Cake

Black and White Whimsical Floral Tier Cake

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.

Sneak peek of my Cupcake and Cookie Texture Sheets

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.

Christmas Cupcakes with Holly and Berries

Cookie Pumpkin Bowl with Marbled Leaves

This pumpkin cookie box was created with Nordicware’s 3-D pumpkin pan. The cookie dough was rolled and then formed into the sprayed pan. After the bowl was baked and cooled, I covered it with orange rolled fondant and added rolled fondant accents. The sugar cookies inside the box were iced with run sugar icing. This project was one of ten of my projects that were featured in “1000 ideas for decorating cupcakes, cookies & cakes.” Whenever I need some inspiration, this is my go-to book! It is full of beautiful confectionary projects from around the world.

Pumpkin Cookie Box with Marbled Leaf Cookies

1000 Ideas for decorating cupcakes, cakes and cookies.

Castle Cake with Princess, Knight and Dragon

I have been wanting to use the cobblestone texture mat to create a castle cake and my boys have always loved castles and knights. I created this cake for ICES, and added some 3-D figures. The cake is rolled fondant covered. The points of the castle were created with sugar cones covered in rolled fondant. The 3-D figures are made with gum paste.

Front of Dragon

Knight
Rescuer

Gumpaste Dragon

Gumpaste Princess

Halloween Potion Book Cake and Creepy Edible Things

Fall is such a great time of the year! With fall comes bonfires, crisp air and Halloween! Halloween always brings back lots of fun childhood memories. I love picking a theme for Halloween parties and figuring out creative treats and snacks to serve to match the theme. This year, I’ve chosen a “Potion and Creepy Things” theme. The instructions for all of these projects can be found on Country Kitchen SweetArt’s website.

Potion Book Cake

Potion Bottle Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Rods

Eyeball Cake Pops

Chocolate Rat, Frogs and Spiders

Texture Mat Sets- Fabric and Floral

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.

Texture Sheet Set Impression Mat- Fabric

Fabric set includes, plaid, argyle, knit, crocodile, stripe and houndstooth.

Gum paste and fondant purses and bags

Texture Sheet Set Impression Mat- Floral

Floral set includes: damask, roses, funky floral, paisley floral, scroll, and diamond damask

Instructions for purses

Instructions for mini cakes

Visit www.autumncarpenter.com for more ideas using these sets:

baby and teddy bear cookies

Instructions for teddy bears

Instructions for cupcakes

Pink, green and blue floral cupcakes