Tag Archive | gumpaste

Barnyard Farm Birthday party theme

Down on the Farm Cake from my book, Complete Photo guide to Cake Decorating

Cupcakes with green piped buttercream grass with purchased adorable pre-made figurines.

Barnyard two-tier cake

Farm Animal Cookie Bouquets

Quick and Easy Cupcakes with Plastic Picks

Quick decorated cookies with edible frosting sheets

I’ve always loved cute animals, especially sweet little farm animals. When ever I am in the mood to create animals, I instantly seem to think that chubby pigs, cuddly lambs, and sweet little chicks are the way to go. The cakes, cookies and cupcakes above are some farm creations I have made in the past. Complete instructions for these projects can be found on Country Kitchen SweetArt’s website.

SWAK Valentine cookies, candies and cake

SWAK lips and valentine love envelope cupcakes

SWAK envelope sheet cake

SWAK lips and Valentine love envelope cookies

SWAK kiss candy sucker bouquet

Valentine’s day love notes and kisses are great symbols for Valentine’s Day! I love the SWAK theme and have seen it all over stores this Valentine’s day. I had fun coming up with this theme and these four treats were super easy and fast to decorate. The cupcakes were piped with buttercream icing and accented with rolled fondant details. The lips were molded from a candy mold. The envelopes were cut from a rectangle metal cutter. The sheet cake was covered in fondant and accented with cut rolled fondant letters and candy molded lips. The cookies were decorated using thinned royal icing (flood icing). The sucker bouquet was created with red candy coating using a lip sucker mold. Complete instructions for these treats can be found on Country Kitchen SweetArt’s website.

Santa clothes cake with snowflake cake and cookies

Chocolate panel cake with snowflakes and Santa's Clothes

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.

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

Class- Hand Modeling Figures with Gum Paste

I’m teaching a class, April 15, on hand modeling figures and animals with gum paste and rolled fondant. We are focusing on basic sitting and standing animals and basic standing and sitting people (like in the picture below). I am also hoping to have a hand modeling book done in early 2011. Watch for updates!