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Elegant Scroll Royal Icing Scrolls on a Sugar Cookie

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Home, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Elegant Scroll Royal Icing Scrolls on a Sugar Cookie

Royal icing decorative scrolls always grab your attention. Decorating dainty scrolls can transform any ordinary cookie or cake into a show stopping piece. This simple circle shape cookie has a new presence once the scrolls have been piped. Royal icing is the one medium that seems to intimidate a beginning (sometimes seasoned) cake/cookie decorator. However, with practice, time, and the willingness to fail and than learn from the mistakes you can be a wonderful royal icing artist. The Chandelier piped onto the cookie above is a series of “C” scrolls, with a little decorative...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nutcracker Snow Globe Sugar Cookies

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Tutorials, Videos | 2 comments

Nutcracker Snow Globe Sugar Cookies

I adore snow globes, they are all over our house. This year I wanted to capture Sydney’s first experience at the Nutcracker. She was barely two and although we had wonderful seats, she couldn’t see more than the shadows on the stage. I used a royal icing silhouette technique. Creating a silhouette from royal icing is fairly easy (it is a run out image), that being said the image of Clara is quite small and you need  to work quickly. I would like to thank Sydney for her beautiful artwork and creating the Clara template for the snow globe; it is available here! Nutcracker Snow...

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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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