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No Cutter Gumpaste Rose Class

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Cupcakes, Home, Spray, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

No Cutter Gumpaste Rose Class

I was asked to teach six 6th grade girls how create gum paste roses, for a slumber party activity. After careful deliberation I decided it would be best to have a class on making roses without venires or cutters. Roses are extremely technical and with six eleven old girls I thought their attention span might be taxed. It was the correct choice, they had loads of fun and I held their attention to the end. Each created  their own rose for a cupcake. I wanted to share the class with all of you! Flower paste rose class and video: Equipment: 1- recipe Vanilla Bean Cake/cupcakes Fondant, Flower...

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Sugar Pansies for My Grandma

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Sugar Pansies for My Grandma

I dedicate this flower paste tutorial to grandmother, who past away Thursday. My grandma  was small in stature, but giant in heart! Through her love of life and patience I learned so many valuable life lessons. Her 101 years years were filled with rich and wonderful experience, and I thank her for sharing them with me! Words cannot express the joy Grandma brought to everyone she came in contact with;  in her honor I share this gumpaste pansy tutorial. My technique for pansies is individual wired petals, although you can build a pansy in a Celformer, I find wiring each petal creates a...

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Learn the Secrets to Painting Flowers on Icing

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Learn the Secrets to Painting Flowers on Icing

Edible painting is a wonderful cake decorating technique, that can be a relaxing artistic expression for clients and friends. However several of my readers have contacted me to let me know they are frustrated and although they think hand painted cookies (cakes are beautiful) they hate painting. I want everyone to be successful edible painters; therefore I have created a video tutorial breaking down the strokes and expelling how to achieve elegant painting without frustration. I will show you how to properly load your brush, the paint consistency, and how to use your brush to create several...

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Invitation to a Grand Opening: 5th Avenue Cake Designs

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Cookies, Creations, Home, Tutorials | 0 comments

Invitation to a Grand Opening: 5th Avenue Cake Designs

Bobbie’s Baking Blog has open a new shop and educational centre! This is your official invitation to learn wonderful recipes, beautiful sugar flowers and  cake decorating techniques. We will be moving websites as well to 5th Avenue Cake Designs! I will still post tips and techniques on Bobbie’s Baking Blog, however 5th Avenue Cake Designs will be offering more videos and step by step tutorials. In addition, 5th Avenue Cake Designs has a full shop where can buy decorating tools, decorating products, and order custom cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. All the posts and tutorials over...

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Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Tutorial

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Creations, Home, Spray, Tutorials, Videos | 4 comments

Gumpaste Cherry Blossom Tutorial

Cherry Blossoms have been a favorite of mine as long as I can remember. Their dreamy presence along with the soft beautiful pink colour are an attention grabber and make them the perfect cake topper for any special occasion, especially weddings. I decided to research the cherry blossom flower and the gorgeous tree they grow on. I was surprise to learn the calyx of the cherry blossom is primarily deep pink with a small amount 1/8 to 1/4 of calyx accented with a moss green colour. They bloom for about 14 days, which only adds to the allure of the flower. It occurred to me a gum paste cherry...

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Sugar and Hand Painted Cherry Blossom Cake Tutorial

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Cakes, Creations, Home, Spray, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Sugar and Hand Painted Cherry Blossom Cake Tutorial

Cherry blossoms have a delicate and mysterious presence. They bloom in early spring and the aroma the blossoms give is enticing. They are perfect blossoms for wedding cakes, you can add them to almost any sugar spray for an extra special touch, they also are perfect as the central focus, or awesome as an accent to hand painted cakes. I chose to combine two of favorite cake decorating techniques flower paste cherry blossoms and hand painting cakes. When I began this cake I researched the cherry blossom in order to create a lifelike flower (both sugar and panted). I was surprise to learn the...

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Easter Basket with Royal Icing Needle Point

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Home, Tutorials | 0 comments

Easter Basket with Royal Icing Needle Point

Needlepoint royal icing piping is a unique technique to take your sugar cookies or cakes (even cupcakes) to the next level. I adore the intricate piping skills that can be achieved with a cornet and nozzle. Although piping a needlepoint pattern onto a sugar cookie or cake is pretty straight forward it is time consuming. A detailed needlepoint royal icing cookie can take several hours to finish. The end result is a sensational work of art. Anikó Vargáné Orbán has amazing needlepoint royal icing work, visit here site ,I promise you will not be disappointed! With Easter just a about a month...

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Fondant and Royal Icing Frill Sugar Cookies for Easter

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Home, Tutorials | 4 comments

Fondant and Royal Icing Frill Sugar Cookies for Easter

Easter is just around the corner and every year I create special Easter baskets filled with custom cookies,candies, and other treats. I found this large egg cookie cutter and visioned an exquisite frilled sugar cookie with a light ombre effect. After applying the design I realized it resembled a Halcyon Day’s egg DF had given me yeas ago. (I collect them). My china cabinet has become a place of inspiration for cake decorating lately. Easter Sunday is April 20th, and will be here before you know it. I thought I would be fun to give an Easter tutorial to help inspire your creative...

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Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season with French Blossom Macarons

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Creations, French Macarons, Home, Macarons, Tutorials | 10 comments

Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season with French Blossom Macarons

Cherry blossom season 2014 will occur March 20 through April 13. The Washington D.C. festival entices people from all over to join in the celebration. The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade® presented by Events DC on Saturday, April 12, is one of DC’s largest spectator events. D.C. pulls out all the stops with top American and international artists, world-renowned dignitaries, and city officials will combine to make for an unforgettable kick-off to this long-awaited yearly celebration. This year’s performers include Grammy Award-winning singer Regina Bell and Aaron Carter,...

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Spring Fondant Frill Mini Cake with Sugar Pansy Spray

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Cakes, Cupcakes, Home, Spray, Tutorials, Videos | 16 comments

Spring Fondant Frill Mini Cake with Sugar Pansy Spray

I realize the world’s most famous weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow and declared six more weeks of Winter. I  however refuse to except that forecast! This winter has been insane, with my daughter’s university shutting down four times this year and the airports in D.C. closing for most of President’s day weekend. It is time to take action and think Spring!! I am going to start the Spring campaign with a Spring fondant frill mini cake tutorial. The frills are ombre with blue colour and adorned with match blue pansies. Pansies generally bloom in early...

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The Sugar Cookie Dress to the Academy Awards

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Home, Tutorials | 4 comments

The Sugar Cookie Dress to the Academy Awards

EVERYBODY’S GOT AN OPINION. When it comes to the Academy Awards’ red carpet, that’s about 40 million or more will be handing down judgments about this actress’s ill-fitting dress or that one’s overly done. It’s enough to give both nominees and their stylists a serious case of the nerves. “No matter how long they have been doing this, the Academy Awards are still exciting, and the nominees are still nervous,” said stylist Leslie Fremar, whose clients include Julianne Moore and Charlize Theron. “People lean on the conservative side because...

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Pink Penelope Learn How To Create Characters In Modeling Chocolate

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Pink Penelope Learn How To Create Characters In Modeling Chocolate

Creating edible figures for cake toppers is a popular cake decorating technique. Lately pregnant mommies for baby showers have been showing up all over the internet. Brides and grooms are also a favorite. There are many mediums that can be used for sculpting these fun figures; gumpaste, fondant and modeling chocolate. I prefer moldering chocolate due to its clay like quality. It reminds me of polymer clay, but of course modeling chocolate is edible. Many years ago when Sydney was a figure skater I used to make figures of her skating, with polymer clay, and give them to her grandparents. Now...

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The Explosion of Cake Decorating Methods

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Cakes, Home, Tutorials | 8 comments

The Explosion of Cake Decorating Methods

The world of cake decorating has exploded with new techniques and methods. Over the past 25 years or so cake decorating has evolved, from simple cakes that were made mainly for flavor, to complex, multi-layered, multi-tiered delicacies that are shaped like realistic objects and entered into competitions. Along with the changing methods, tools have advanced as well. Today, elaborately decorated cakes are common, not just for a wedding, but for birthdays, graduations, baby showers and even seasonal holidays.  I wanted to share a few methods and tutorials to help advance your decorating...

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Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes, Pot of Gold and Leprechaun Hat

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Cakes, Candy, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials | 0 comments

Saint Patrick’s Day Cupcakes, Pot of Gold and Leprechaun Hat

It is time for us to have fun and good fortune with a special St. Patty’s Day pot of gold and  leprechaun hat created with modeling chocolate tutorial. Dating back to  Medieval times, in Europe , the legend of the pot of gold is enthusiastically told by the Irish. The folklore claims fairies put the gold at the end of a rainbow and commandeered  the leprechauns to guard it. This folklore has become  an intricate  symbolism of St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that celebrates everything Irish including the hope and luck it takes to find that elusive pot of gold.  The famous...

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Brush Embroidery Tutorial

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 4 comments

Brush Embroidery Tutorial

I thought it might be fun to learn a new method of brush embroidery..Victorian brush embroidery. Although the name sounds fancy the technique to create victorian brush embroidery is quite simple. Victorian brush embroidery generally is applied with two colours of royal icing to each petal. The embroidery is raised and lightly petal dusted or painted with petal dust for an elegant finish. This technique is prefect for special occasions such as bridal showers, wedding favors, and wedding cakes! I finished the cookies off with a few ivory tone vines for a delicate effect. Victorian Brush...

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Create Sugar and Brush Embroidery Peony Cupcakes

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Home, x | 6 comments

Create Sugar and Brush Embroidery Peony Cupcakes

So many of you have asked if it was possible to create a sugar peony for a cupcake. I thought why not… As I have proclaimed in the past, cake decorating is not limited to cakes; you can use the same method for your cookie art and cupcake art. I designed three separate peonies methods for these cupcakes and just for fun I flavored them with edible dried peony petals . The peony cupcake in the front contains individual petals that I veined and frilled.  The middle peony cupcake has individual petals that have been lightly veined, but not frilled (less time consuming).  Finally the back...

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You Hold the Key to My Heart Cupcake Tutorial

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Cakes, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

You Hold the Key to My Heart Cupcake Tutorial

I wanted to share a fun Valentine’s Day tutorial with you (my way of saying Happy Valentine’s Day)!  I  began by baking up a batch of cupcakes and a batch of royal icing, while the cupcakes were doing their own thing, baking, I used the time to sketch some ideas rattling around in my brain. I wanted the cupcakes to be stunning yet simple. I remembered I purchased a ClearView key and lock mold before Christmas, that is when I experienced a Eureka moment! While the cupcakes were cooling I prepared the heart lock and key. If you don’t own a lock and key mold, no need to...

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Vintage English Garden Cupcake Video

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 4 comments

Vintage English Garden Cupcake Video

I was recently commissioned  to create vintage cupcakes for a wedding. The wedding, itself, will have a turn of the century theme and cupcakes will flow with the theme. The bride graciously invited me to her bridal gown fitting,in order to have the cupcake be inspired by her dress. I was excited by the moment I saw her blush pink wedding dress, and later that night  began to design the cupcakes. I knew beautiful blossom flowers and elegant roses were apropos for the occasion to match her dress. The cupcakes for the wedding will be individually wrapped in blush coloured paisley cupcake...

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Oscar Inspired Fashion Sugar Cookies

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Home, Tutorials | 4 comments

Oscar Inspired Fashion Sugar Cookies

The 86th Oscars will be held on March 2, 2014 with Ellen DeGeneres hosting. The anticipation for those few minutes the actors/directors et cetra will walk the Red Carpet starts with finding the perfect designer and commission them to create a one of a kind dress. The competition to procure a place of the topped dressed Red Carpet runway list is merciless, and sometimes can be humiliating (especially if actors’ name appears on top worst list or not mentioned at all).  In honor of the 86 Oscar I recreated Amy Adams’ dress from the 85th Oscars 2013. She wore a magnificent Oscar de...

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Super Bowl XLVIII Game Time Treats

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Super Bowl XLVIII Game Time Treats

Tomorrow at 4:30 kick off will begin for Super Bowl XLVIII. Payton Manning and Russell Wilson will be face to face in New Jersey at the MetLife stadium (freezing there tush off). Unlike Super Bowl I, where The Green Bay Packer’s quarterback Bart Starr and The Kanas City  Chiefs quarter back Len Dawnson were face to face at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with the temperature in Los Angles a balmy 79 degrees. For the past two weeks the news casters (on most channels) have talked about the freezing temperatures for tomorrow’s game and how the cold will affect each team. The wait is...

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Pretty Pink Fabric Tufted Billow Weave Tutorial

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Cakes, Home, Tutorials | 0 comments

Pretty Pink Fabric Tufted Billow Weave Tutorial

I just adore tufted billow weave on a cake, and have decorated quite a few cakes with the tufted billow weave method. Susan Trianos started the puffing trend and it would behove you to visit her website. She has an exquisite cake gallery! Back to the cake above: after adding the tufted billows and medallions I then proceeded to created a fashion sugar inspire rose for the top layer,(it was important to keep the fashion inspired design). I thought this would be a creative and exciting tutorial to share with you.  If you would like to see a video on the tufted billow weave please let...

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How to Make Modeling Chocolate Long Stem Roses in a Vase

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

How to Make Modeling Chocolate Long Stem Roses in a Vase

I know I have gone cake decorating “crazy” when I see an ice cream cone and instead of thinking what flavor ice cream I want; I picture a vase holding long stem modeling chocolate roses. My husband wanted to grab ice cream on Saturday due to our unusual warm weather (today Denver is only 22 degrees), as we were waiting in line I visualized using an ice cream cone for a vase. Literally the moment we arrived home I began creating modeling chocolate roses. I had made some modeling chocolate on Friday, for another project, and we always have ice cream cones in the pantry, I was...

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Long Stem Roses From Bud To Wired Petals Video Series

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in Home, x | 0 comments

Long Stem Roses From Bud To Wired Petals Video Series

I want to thank everyone for there wonderful comments on my sugar rose videos. To show my appreciation I have combined all 5 videos into one package, all five videos are HD. I will take you step by step from a bud to a fully-open rose adding wire petals for a realistic look. Plus in the final video, I show how to add a calyx and the rose hip. You will see how to dust your rose any colour you choose and steam the colour to set. Long Stem Rose Supply List: Equipment: 20,28, and 26 gauge  white wire, cut into thirds 26 gauge green wire, cut into thirds Rose petal cutters, Op # 1 to 3 Rose leaf...

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Learn Broderie Anglaise Eyelet Lace Royal Icing on Sugar Cookie Video

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Home, Videos, x | 6 comments

Learn Broderie Anglaise Eyelet Lace Royal Icing on Sugar Cookie Video

I love working with both sugar paste and royal icing together; especially when designing with the broderie anglaise technique. You could use either medium alone, however I think it adds a special touch when combined. Broderie Anglaise is a French/English needlework technique mimic for cake decorating. The method consists of round or oval holes which are cut out of the paste, called eyelets, which are bound with over piped. The patterns, often depicting flowers, leaves, hearts vines, or stems, are further delineated by brush embroidery or scratch piping. Broderie Anglaise is a rewarding...

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Primrose Garden Tufted Heart on a Sugar Cookie

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Cookies, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 6 comments

Primrose Garden Tufted Heart on a Sugar Cookie

I own, as many of us do, a plethora of square cutters. I use them for mini cakes, sugar cookies, and biscuits. I try and use them as much as possible, however I sometimes find myself in a rut. It was literally kismet that I was playing around with scratch piping primroses when this idea for scratch piping primroses on a tufted open heart popped into my head. Primroses have heart shaped petals that matched my tufted heart. I seem to become engrossed when piping small designs and never know if I like my work until I take a few steps back. I was surprised to see I had designed a primrose garden...

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Decorated Tufted Heart Sugar Cookie

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 8 comments

Decorated Tufted Heart Sugar Cookie

You know you have achieved cake/cookie decorating mania when you see a comforter online and it inspires you to recreate the effect on a cookie (this technique could be constructed on a cake as well). I was extremely pleased  how eloquent the final result looked. My first thought was how nice they would be for Valentine’s Day, however they are detailed, fragile and time consuming. The tufted heart cookie would be better suited for a wedding favor or a bridal shower. I literally have had over 10 wedding inquiries. If you plan to sell a similar design remember to price accordingly. You...

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Piping Buttercream Roses and Swirls Using Open Star Tip

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Creations, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials | 0 comments

Piping Buttercream Roses and Swirls Using Open Star Tip

With the playoff games tomorrow, being from Denver, and a Payton Manning fan we are having a small get together. Everyone loves my rose buttercream cupcakes piped on my rose flavored cupcakes. It might be the rose liqueur. I thought I would share a short tutorial on using the Wilton 1M piping tip/nozzle. I prefer the roses, but the guys tend to eat the swirls first (there is more frosting)! Go Broncos..unless your a Patriot’s fan. Rose Vanilla Bean Cupcakes: 300 gram / 27/8-cup cake flour, sifted 300 grams/ 1 1/2 cups sugar 9 grams/2-teaspoon baking powder 1-teaspoon salt 300 grams/6...

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French Strawberry-Cherry Blossom Macaron Tutorial

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Gluten Free, Home, Macarons, Tutorials | 4 comments

French Strawberry-Cherry Blossom Macaron Tutorial

French macarons have become a favorite pastry among most of my friends and family. I flavor my shells as well as the filling, therefore when you bite into the aromatic macaron the flavor sensation is amazing! I thought since Sydney will be home during President’s Day weekend (also Valentine’s Day) I would bake a few batches of her favorite flavor..Strawberry Cherry Blossom. Not only will it be a nice treat for Sydney, but French macarons are a perfect edible gift for the special people in your life for Valentine”s Day. The holiday has become about showing love to friends and...

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Fantasy Rose Cookie Tutorial

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Home, Videos, x | 2 comments

Fantasy Rose Cookie Tutorial

With lace once again being a romantic and popular choice for brides and weddings, I thought a sugar cookie decorated with a laced fantasy rose laying on a lace background and piped with a lace border would be perfect for a bridal shower or  wedding favors. Not only does lace have an aristocratic touch, but a sense of fantasy. Like my 100 year old grandma says..”All fashion trends recycle you just have wait a century or so!”  All kidding aside it is nice to see lace come back. This same design would work just as nice on a cake or a cupcake. You would need to adjust sizes and you...

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Fashion Inspired Ombre Buttercream Cupcake

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials | 0 comments

Fashion Inspired Ombre Buttercream Cupcake

I wanted to design a ruffle cupcake that reflected the soft beauty of frilled designer dresses incorporating the delicate flow that mimics the fabric frills, flowers, and ruffles that are in the runway’s lovely dresses. Using fashion as inspiration in my decorating of cookies, cupcake and cakes is one of my favorite designing techniques.  For this tutorial I wanted to show you how easily you can incorporate your favorite ruffles with a monochromatic ombre touch. I choose buttercream as a medium to exhibit the possibilities of piping as a fashion inspired cake decorating tool. Royal...

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Romantic Long Stem Sugar Rose Video

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Home, Spray, Tutorials, Videos | 8 comments

Romantic Long Stem Sugar Rose Video

Rose are a traditional gift (for that special person in your life), 196 million roses are bought on Valentine’s day. Everyone  loves to receive that inciting long rectangle box with aromatic rose laying on a pillow of tissue paper. However within a few days your delicate rose begins to wither away; you have three choices at this point to press them, dry them out, or though them away. Why not give flower paste (gumpaste) roses instead?  Fully opened roses that you can place in a beautiful vase and save for ever. Learn how to create fully opened long stem flower paste rose bouquet or...

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Victorian Days Cupcake Tutorial

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 1 comment

Victorian Days Cupcake Tutorial

If you are familiar with my posts and videos you know I enjoy showing a week of cupcakes, next a week of cookies, and a week of cakes; I want to show that any of my designs will work for decorating all of these pastries. This week I have been showing different decorating mediums and construction of cupcakes. The Victorian Days cupcakes were inspired by a candle topper I have, looking at normal everyday objects can inspire incredible ideas for cake decorating. I used a flat fondant top for the Victorian Days cupcakes, then laid a thin laced fondant handkerchief (for a delicate touch). I...

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Snowflake Cupcakes

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Creations, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 4 comments

Snowflake Cupcakes

January is an odd month, the holidays are over, friends and family have gone home, the weather (most places in the U.S) is cold, snowy, and we have the shortest days of sunshine. I find myself feeling melancholy. I am not one for giving into sad emotions for long; this year I decided to use the month for a cupcake inspiration and bake champagne cupcakes. I used a wrap method to fondant cover the cupcakes in cool blue and decorated them with snowflakes, a shell border and delicate string work. For the recipe to the champagne cupcake , substitute  with champagne. I used the left over...

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Good Fortune Cherry Blossom Cupcake Tutorial

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Cakes, Creations, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 9 comments

Good Fortune Cherry Blossom Cupcake Tutorial

I was asked to review New York Baking company’s silicone baking buddies. New york’s Baking Company was kind enough to send their very bright silicone cups in exchange for my honest opinion of the baking buddies. I have baked 3 batches of cupcakes using the silicone cups, I found the cups released with ease and handled the heat of my oven, however if you are planning to give/and or sell your cupcakes you need to use cupcake liners. The baking buddies are guaranteed for life;  unless you want give away the silicone cups. The cups would be  great for chocolate caramel cups, jello...

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New Year’s Haute Couture Cookies

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

New Year’s Haute Couture Cookies

Nicolas Jebran’s designs are cutting edge yet classic; his dresses flow with movement. Sydney and I were looking at his Winter 2014 collection when we both were drawn to the same dress, although neither Sydney nor I can purchase the dress for New Year’s Eve we can create an inspired fashion fondant and royal icing cookie. Fashion inspired cakes and cookies have become popular for weddings and other special occasions. In honor of both Nicolas Jebran and New Year’s eve I have prepared a video showing you how we recreated an inspired  Nicolas Jebran Haute Couture dress on a...

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Whimsical New Year 2014 Gift Box Cake

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in Home, x | 0 comments

Whimsical New Year 2014 Gift Box Cake

Sydney loves bows on boxes, she thought a three tier gift box cake with whimsical flowers, swirls, and of course bows would be an awesome New Year’s Eve cake! We wanted each tier to have it’s own special gift, the bottom is filled with peace, the middle with a year of hope, and the top love. The ribbons on each layer match the lid of the proceeding cake and we chose colors that are bright and cheerful. As the last holiday of 2013 and first holiday of 2014 is upon us we wanted to give you a fun tutorial to start the New Year right as we say goodbye to 2013 before we welcome...

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Colorado Wonderland Cake Video

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Cakes, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Colorado Wonderland Cake Video

Creating a Colorado Christmas cake has been a pet project of mine for a while now, since last Christmas. Sydney and I designed the cake together, she constructed the filigree templates and the trees. It was an incredible experience working with Sydney for our first  project, since she arrived home. I will admit didn’t sleep much, however it was worth it. Watching the cake come to life as I added each tree, as Sydney directed where each should be placed, her eyes began to glisten. She was able to stand a few feet and see the entire cake. If you have someone who can stand back it is...

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Winter Wedding Cookies

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Winter Wedding Cookies

I was looking at cookie cutters when I am across Blossom’sWedding Cake – Roses Cookie Cutter & Stamp Set. I placed an order and waited for my cutters (plus a few other fun cake decorating materials). I baked a batch of the wedding cake cookies the night they arrived in the post! The stamp is pretty cool tool and I will show a tutorial on how to use it soon. Bobbie’s Almond Royal Icing: 907 grams / 2-pounds icing sugar 247 grams/ 2/3-cup egg white 1-teaspoon lemon juice 1/2-teaspoon almond extract or flavoring of choice 1-teaspooon lemon juice Prepare your mise en...

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Candied Spice Nuts

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Candies, Candy, Creations, Home, Tutorials | 2 comments

Candied Spice Nuts

Every year I am asked if I have an easy and economical recipe for holiday gift giving. Most people want to give a small gift to their milkman, post person, tutors et cetera to show appreciation. Candied spice nuts are perfect. You can package them up  in a personalized bag, little clear glass bottles with cork closures, or a hexagon with a custom label from your home printer with a pretty ribbon. A wonderful site to find fun jars is SKS. To add a little unique touch to your packaging of choice add the homemade recipe on a seasonal card printed from your printer. Holiday Candied Spiced...

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Whimsical Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Candy, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Whimsical Christmas Tree Cupcakes

I can remember watching  Dr.Seuss’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” every December since I was little. The 1957 book was adapted into a short film during the 1960′s. It alway mesmerized me, these cupcake where inspired by The Grinch. You won’t believe how entertaining and easy to create these adorable cupcakes. The embellishments have endless possibilities, start by sketching your cupcake on paper. I promise your creative side will take over. We had more embellishments than whimsical Christmas tree cupcakes. No worries I carefully stored the extras for another...

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French Cherry Macaron Tutorial

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013 in Home, Macarons, Tutorials | 7 comments

French Cherry Macaron Tutorial

During this day of thanks, Thanksgiving I wanted to take the time to show you my appreciation for your support and comments. I thought it would be deliciously perfect to share one of our favorite holiday French macaron recipes. French Cherry Macarons not only is the filling cherry, but shells are flavored with organic cherry dehydrated powder. French macarons can be intimidating at first glance; however they are actually fun to create, with a little patience, few materials, and practice. In fact I enjoy baking macarons with Sydney so much I bought an adorable set of macaron ornaments for our...

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Guest Blogger and Author Heather Saffer

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Guest Blog, Home | 0 comments

Guest Blogger and Author Heather Saffer

When Heather Saffer asked me if I would be apart of her holiday blog tour I was more than willing to have Heather Saffer as a guest. If you are unfamiliar with Heather Saffer, she was a winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, and has recently released a book called The Dollop Book of Frosting. Although my book has not arrived yet the reviews are wonderful and I cannot wait to try the heavenly recipes. I graciously introduce to you Heather Saffer:  Hello Bobbie’s fans! I’m Heather, author of the newly released cookbook, The Dollop Book of Frosting and I’m honored to be guesting on...

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Candle Lights On a Lactose-Free Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Gluten Free, Home, Products, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Candle Lights On a Lactose-Free Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie

I have been wanting to create a tutorial on the art of scroll piping with royal icing. It is easier to learn on a sugar cookie prior to an entire cake, piping an entire cake can take hours (even days depending on design and layers), while a cookie is not as time consuming.  The candle light cookie was inspired by Eddie Spence’s book The Art of Royal Icing: A Unique Guide to Cake Decoration by a World-class Tutor (this would be a delightful holiday gift). Bertolli contacted me early this month wondering if I might be interested in exploring baking with their extra light olive oil. I...

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Wet On Wet Royal Icing Poinsettia Tutorial

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Wet On Wet Royal Icing Poinsettia Tutorial

I wanted to share a quick royal icing technique, wet on wet. Wet on wet  is a method of using a royal icing constancy of 10-12 seconds to top outline, coat, and decorate your cookies  in a few minutes. For the poinsettia cookie above it literally took me 3.5 minutes to outline, cover, and decorate. Once the wet on wet method was finished I allowed the sugar cookie to dry for about 2 hours, piped a snails trail boarded, and  allowed the cookie to completely dry. The results are not only beautiful, but simple. Royal icing Fresh Egg Recipe:  907 grams / 2-pounds icing sugar 247 grams/...

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Cake Decorating and the Sugar Roses Always Educating

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Home, Spray, Tutorials | 3 comments

Cake Decorating and the Sugar Roses Always Educating

Recently I had member question “why you are giving such precious information for free.” She was referring to: How to Create a Gumpaste Life-Like Rose: From Bud to Fully Open Series. The answer is quite simple I love my craft and want to share what I have learned through practice, time, and patience. When I first began creating sugar flowers and roses the information on to how achieve a life like gumpaste flowers was sparse. I have not had any formal training. I learned by trial and error, mostly error, and I wanted to spare the next cake decorator some frustration. The truth is...

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Poinsettia Brush Embroidery Sugar Cookie Card

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Poinsettia Brush Embroidery Sugar Cookie Card

I wanted to compose a unique Christmas video tutorial to start the holidays off with you. Sugar  cookie christmas cards seemed to “fit the bill.” Who wouldn’t want a sugar cookie card? It is edible, personally designed for a special person in your life. This past Valentine’s Day I created sugar cookie cards tutorial, it was amazing to see each recipient’s eyes dance as they opened the gift box with the sugar cookie card inside. The possibilities to sugar cookie cards are endless. You could place your own unique words inside the card with the aid of Icing...

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Airbrushed Sugar Cookie Oak Leaves

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Airbrushed Sugar Cookie Oak Leaves

With Autumn fully here I decided it might be fun to create some sugar cookie oak leaves with autumn colours. An airbrush is a wonderful method for cake decorating fondant or royal icing. With the airbrush method you have the option to layer a multitude of colors and give a realistic look. The oak leaves have four colours yellow,green, orange, and gold. each colour is visible and subtle, just like a an autumn leaf in nature. This is a continuation of edible airbrush techniques from the Airbrushed Cornucopia Sugar Cookies Tutorial.  In the cornucopia tutorial, I showed how you can add...

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Airbrushed Cornucopia Sugar Cookies Tutorial

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Creations, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Airbrushed Cornucopia Sugar Cookies Tutorial

I wanted to create cornucopia sugar cookies for edible place cards on our Thanksgiving table; only I found I did not own a cornucopia cookie cutter. I wasn’t going to let that stop me I went into my cookie cutter storage drawers and found two cookie cutters to design DIY cornucopia sugar cookie. I used a witches hat and circle cookie cutter. I couldn’t be sure if my idea would work, I needed a trial run. Besides it was time to send a care package to Sydney and I knew she would find these cornucopia cookies adorable. Once the cornucopias were baked and cooled I covered them in...

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Learn How to Create a Gumpaste Life-Like Rose: From Bud to Fully Open Series 1

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Home, Spray, Tutorials, Videos | 6 comments

Learn How to Create a Gumpaste Life-Like Rose: From Bud to Fully Open Series 1

I have posted several tutorials with roses, the response has been wonderful. In fact I have had a plethora of requests to create a video. I wanted to be sure to give you as must detail as possible. I either had to have a VERY long video or compose a series of videos, I chose the later. I wanted to break the sugar rose down to easy to follow steps, without overwhelming you. The rose has four stages of development  the bud (sometime referred to as the Fairy),  partially open flower,  fully open flower,  and senescent flower. The first video tutorial I am going to start with is the bud to...

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Beautiful Autumn Leaves with Acorn Oak Tree Tutorial

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Cake Decorating, Cupcakes, Home, Tutorials | 0 comments

Beautiful Autumn Leaves with Acorn Oak Tree Tutorial

It is a family tradition once the season changes from summer to crisp colour autumn for our family to go hiking and as we take photographs of the majestic changing colours of the leaves, especially the oak trees. This year I thought it would be fun replicate the colours  on a gumpaste oak tree with acorns. Prior to designing the leaves I allowed a peice of gumpaste lightly colored green to dry overnight; the day I grabbed my petal dust and tested the colors I wanted to use. Autumn leaves can vary from golden yellow to oranges, reds, burgundy, and golden brown. After I tested the colors I...

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