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The Lambeth Method

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Videos | 0 comments

The Lambeth Method

The Lambeth Method is an old school form of cake decorating that has a reputation of being secretive and almost impossible to pipe without being educated in the technique. It definitely takes dedication and years of practice, however with persistence and a love of intricate piping you will able to confer the Lambeth Method. I realized most novice cake decorators are terrified to try the over-piping technique, due to the lack of instructions available. Although Joseph Lambeth wrote a book on his beautiful method of piping, however it is almost...

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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...

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Lemon Meringue Tart Transformed into a Cookie

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Cookies and brownies, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Lemon Meringue Tart Transformed into a Cookie

Bobbie Bakes at 5th Avenue Cake Designs shared this enchanting lemon pie/tart tutorial. Just looking at the photos enticed my tastebuds, with those adorable royal icing blueberries, charming lemon slices decoratively placed on the meringue and encompassed with an icing crust. Tart cookies would be a wonderful desert to serve at a 4th of July picnic, easy to transport and one sugar cookie recipe would enable you to display a plethora of the lemon tart cookies! Surprise your friends and family by flavoring the cookies and icing with lemon. Now...

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Mother’s Day Lemon Meringue Pie

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Fruit Desserts, Pastries and Viennoiseries, Tutorials | 2 comments

Mother’s Day Lemon Meringue Pie

I can’t think of anything more enticing than Lemon Meringue Pie. Not only does it scream Spring/Summer is here, but it is the perfect pie for mom! The tart lemon curd combined with the fluffy meringue on a flakey homemade crust is heavenly. I wanted to share with you a tutorial showing how to create the best lemon meringue pie. Once you have a bite of 5th Avenue Cake Designs lemon meringue pie you will never use another recipe. I have broken down each step from crust to meringue. The technique might seem a little daunting, however you...

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Royal Icing Tips and Techniques

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cookies, Home, Videos | 2 comments

Royal Icing Tips and Techniques

Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from softly beaten egg whites, icing sugar(powdered sugar), and optional extract flavor.  Royal icing traditionally is used for decorative designs, covering cookies and cakes (covering cake is an European tradition). It can be piped into an infinite types of decorations such as: borders, flowers,butterflies, shapes, jewelry, and so much more. It also is used for brush embroidery, creating fabric inspired lace, and cross stitching.  Royal icing can also seem a bit intimidating, if you are not familiar...

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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-...

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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...

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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 | 2 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...

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Fondant Frills and Sculpted Modeling Chocolate Easter Cake

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Cakes, Creations, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Fondant Frills and Sculpted Modeling Chocolate Easter Cake

As I was designing these Easter cakes, I keep thinking of Easter bonnets, however I did not want to just place a bonnet on top of cake. I finally decided to mould a little face, out of modeling chocolate, to wear the bonnet. Modeling chocolate consists of two, in my case three, ingredients (chocolate , corn syrup, and icing sugar).   Seems fairly easy, but not necessarily in all cases. If you over mix the corn syrup to the chocolate, it will become a greasy mess. Also, if you do not have complete contact with melting chocolates, you end with...

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Edible Hand Painting, a Cake Decorating Technique

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Tutorials, Videos | 0 comments

Edible Hand Painting, a Cake Decorating Technique

It’s official!  I have become addicted to painting cookies and cakes! Hand painting has become increasingly more popular in the last few years. It’s a great decorating technique, limited to only your own imagination. You can customize an Easter theme, like the cookie above, or design an entire wedding. What would be more spatular than a tiered cake with mirroring cookie favors and floral centre pieces. You could add gumpaste flowers as a cake topper that match the paint flowers on the cake. Invitations and thank you cards could be...

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